I attended an introductory shunting course recently which was great fun but left me with a lot to ponder. Not had a go with the real thing yet – that comes later in part 2. Moving stock around a model layout was both entertaining and quite an eye opener in that the logistics can go horribly wrong with far too many moves being made. It’s one thing to move models, quite another to make the poor shunter run miles round the stock being moved.

I can imagine on part 2 there will be wagons and coaches scattered all over the place, and for real! One thing I do know for sure, I really need more upper body strength!!

Buckeye coupler