My obsession for collecting modern freight rolling stock sees no signs of fading as I get older. the latest thing to catch my eye while browsing in a model shop was this Bachmann JGA aggregate hopper, adorned in the stylish Buxton Lime Industries livery. These things pass by the end of my street behind DB Schenker Class 66s so I quite fancied adding one to my collection. Besides, the freight scene around Buxton has always inspired me and is on my list of things 'To Model Before I Die'.
So, with a suitable weathered finish and an ultra-realistic wagon load of real limestone chippings - from the superb Geoscenics range - the finished model really looks the part. So much so that I've just popped back to SMTF to grab another handful of wagons! I have a mixed rake of BLI and RMC liveried vehicles in mind...
...but I need a layout to run them on!
The real thing: an ex-Buxton Lime Industries JGA at Dove Holes quarry, near Buxton in 2009.