“Maid Marian”, a 30-year-old JD Models battery-powered Quarry Hunslet, running on a ‘pop-up’ oval of Big-Big track on Saturday 17th April – the first train of any size ever to run on the site of the new Bala Town station.

In the background, laying of some temporary 2′ and 7.25″ track has just started in preparation for a Bala Lake Railway Open Day on the new station site on 12th and 13th June. Photo: Mat Peacock.