Easter Monday found me heading south from Falkirk towards Edinburgh, with an hour to spare. What better to do than visit Glenauchter.
Have you been there? You'll not find it on the Google Maps website, which comes up with, "We could not understand the location Glenauchter." That's because it is the Bo'ness Gauge O Group's model rail layout, housed in two old carriages at Bo'ness station, on the Scottish Railway Preservation Society's Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.
The scale is 7 mm to 12 inches, somewhat larger than my old Triang OO setup.
Glenauchter is well worth the visit, the layout having lots of interest, with lots of different trains running. It's open most weekends.
Outside, now. Ex Comrie Colliery, Hunslett designed and built by WG Bagnall in 1945, Austerity No 7, 75254, in War Department livery, had just pulled an 'Easter Egg Special' on the Bo'ness - Kinneil line.
Steam engines need to be fed!
Photos © Skip Cottage