My dads always been a collector and fan of Hornby Dublo 3 Rail stuff, and its kind of rub’d off on me.
Ever since i was little i can remember him letting me play with his trains. When my dad started collecting when he was a boy back in the 60’s and had a few loco’s and bits of track. when i was a toddler he started collecting again and he now has quite a collection and is only missing a few of the rarer trains, such as the candadian pacific, barnstable, the rarer 8F and the Matt Silver King oh and the little diesel shunter.
A few years back we got hold of a Duchess of Atholl as a non runer so we stripped it down and its b een like that ever since.
I was on ebay a few nights back and saw a guy who restored the locos, and he looks to do a brilliant job.
The Bristol Castle was always my favorite loco to run thanks to its immense pulling power . Although my dads did seem to need remagnetizing every few years. so i think some neo magets might need to be bought.
Anyway i’ve been in cotact with a guy who does Hornby Dublo Restorations over at http://www.smartrestorations.co.uk and he’s given me a list of livery’s for the loco and names, i’m just waiting pictures of them so that i can choose one and then hopefully we can get underway.