And now for something completely different: Many moons ago, when my sons were mere nippers, I was quite heavily involved with 16mm scale. We even had a small and very basic railway in the back garden. The boys were still a bit young to be let loose with my single live steam loco, so what we needed was a battery powered job to play with. Amongst the accumulation of battered and broken toys, I found a working Tomy Trains chassis that would just fit between the frames of a 32mm gauge loco, but was a bit awkward for a 16mm scale prototype. An 18'' gauge Horwich Works Hudswell, scaling up at 21.5mm to the foot was perfect. There are no drawings available and I could only find one single photo in a magazine for reference, so that would have to do. It needed to be a simple and durable model anyway. Here is the pic, with apologies to the unknown copyright owner: Trouble is, projects always start with the right intentions, but round here they just seem to grow, and grow? And here is the beastie, cobbled and completed, mainly of plasticard and all sorts of bits and pieces found lying around! Yes, I know it should have a jackshaft and connecting rod, but the "Tomy" motor and modified controls got in the way! Pete.