There are now around 120 locos booked into Cobden and still counting with one or two last minute stragglers. Should be a wonderful week-end.We're off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz and going viva the Yellow brick road all the way to Cobden early in the morning.
People with steam engines should note the majority of fuel available will be from the Bacchus Marsh source. This is fine for some engines, problematic with others. Drivers who have found this type of fuel not suitable for their particular engine might be wise to consider bring some of their own particular heat source. I have been told there will be an agent for Welsh steaming coal on hand selling supplies.
A huge amount of work has been done at the track and I am sure it will be an outstanding Convention. For those who are able to stay a few days, don't neglect the beautiful coastline and Port Campbell National Park. The Hamilton Miniature Railway and model train display is about one and a half hours drive to the north and worth a visit.
Well it was a busy track, siding full, train all over the place, and chaos if you tried to pasrk, get out, shunt or run on the mainline.I totally agree with it all. What what a weekend. Having said that, I must also say that the Yellow brick road home was not much better and the fact that the boss wanted to do the tourist thing and took the longer route home certainly didn't help and also the Yellow brick road was missing a few bricks.
Wall to Wall trains.
But the variety was worth the look.
ps and I annoyed konkos a lot
Nice looking loco, Konkos and also congrats for winning favorite loco.Thanks to you Huslet and others that did vote for us. It's a good feeling for all the work thats gone into it.
I'm going to assume my voting power of 4 family votes got you across the line
Here's a few hundre photos, mobile users warned not to look unless you have a good data deal/speed....Another good collection of photos David. It certainly beats me how you had time drive trains with all photos you took, but well done.