Hopefully we can recreate this scene this weekend back here in New Zealand. Jim Woods is bringing his IMLEC I.O.M engine to our Hunslet birthday steam-up on Saturday. Fifteen years ago since IMLEC2000 and on the same track as this years event I think. i58.tinypic.com/90830n.jpg
It was a great weekend all those years ago. I was really happy with my 6th place. Completed 3 times since with Other loco's. Last year at Bournemouth I came 8th in the end. 2004 at Kinver, I was almost disqualified for drinking and driving the Merchant Navy with a miniature bottle of rum or two ?. 2007 at Llanelli was a hoot. I really enjoy the social side of it. Hacking, eating and seeing how others do it is great. I hope to be back again with a new loco of my own in the next few years.
Built a 5" 0-6-2 Simplex, Isle of Man 2-4-0 Mona, Building another IOM loco and a 7 1/4 4-6-4T New Zealand Ww. Now also Castle to Pete Rich drawings