Things are starting to get a bit more organised in the new
workshop (although only a bit - no hot water yet, only just got all the lights
working, compressor still not plumbed in...). Rather disconcertingly, the old
maxim that you expand to fill the space available is being proved daily in front
of my eyes.
Only three months ago the place looked huge, with the racking fast
filling up I can see a time when I could be pushed for space (yet again!).
In one of the pictures you can see a black 4 inch sale Foster
that came and went recently - it disappeared before I had a chance to photograph
it, I'll grab some pictures next time I'm visiting the new owner - they're worth
posting up, it was a particularly well-built engine finished in a very
appropriate, plain black livery - rather a change from a lot of agriculturals
about which do tend to get rather "dolled up" (I've just had a Burrell
go through which we stripped of its Showmans lamps, steam siren, flags, rally
badges - it looked like a Christmas tree when it arrived).