Bruce Smetham kindly allowed us to play with a couple of his locos. These are a BRCW Type 3 Bo Bo, built from one of his Resin mouldings and mounted on a slightly extended Berliner Bahnen chassis. Finished in BR green and with a set of nameplates dedicated to the late Geoff Gamble whose book business Bruce now operates.
Secondly a 'Bubblecar' unit finished in two tone Blue/ grey, a type used on the Western Region of British railways. This unit consists of cut and shut parts from the Tri-ang DMU with cast ends. This has a motor bogie which I am unsure of the origin but appears to be of Japanese manufacture and maybe an adapted 2mm product.
Both ran well, although the Bubblecar is slightly out of period- we just explained that they were both on Route Training runs!
I think that both capture the character of the prototypes and I am tempted to add a Type 3 to the loco roster- after finishing the Hymek!