We are very pleased to announce the winners of the Association 2018 Christmas Quiz, set by Laurence Smith:

Place Prize Winner
1st Place A Summerlands Chuffer for your locomotive, plus a year’s Association Membership for 2019 Christopher Glover
2nd Place A Summerlands Chuffer for your locomotive Matt Nunn
Randomly selected entry A year’s Association Membership for 2019 Mark Roper

Well done to all of you. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Chris Bird of Summerlands Chuffers for kindly donating two of his ‘Chuffers’ as prizes again this year. You can view the complete range of Chuffers at www.summerlands-chuffer.co.uk.

And the answers:

As with every year, let’s start with some easy ones!

1. Where am I?

Statfold Barn Railway

2. Who built me?


3. Where am I?

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Porthmadog

4. Who built me?


5. What am I?

Accucraft NG G16

6. Where did I originally work?

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

7. Where am I? Who am I?

Eaton Hall Railway


8. What am I?

Roundhouse Alco

9. What’s the occasion?

Tracks to the Trenches 3

10. What’s my name? Who built me? (Bonus point if you can guess the name of the 16mm loco.)



The Spanish Acquisition!

Ok! Now they’re going to get harder!

11. What’s my name?


12. Where am I? What’s the engine’s name? Who built me? How old am I?

Whipsnade Zoo


Kerr Stuart


13. Who’s hiding behind Winifred?


14. What am I sat in? What station am I in?

“Flying bench”

Blaenau Ffestiniog

15. Whose bogie is this? (Don’t need a coach number, just the name of the coach type.)

W&LLR Pickering

16. What did I start life as? What’s my name? (The coach, not the diesel.)

Simplex loco


17. Who am I? How old am I?

Baldwin 778


18. Where am I? Where do I live normally?

Clayton West, Kirklees Light Railway

Evesham Vale Light Railway

19. Where am I? What was here before me?

Billing Aquadrome

2ft gauge railway

20. What’s the name of my valve gear and what’s special about it?

Bagnall valve gear

Only operational set in existence

Now for the really hard ones…

21. Who am I? Who built me? Where in Wales did I once reside?


Orenstein & Koppel

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, Porthmadog

22. Who else and what else is with us close by?

Gertrude; Hunslet car

23. What’s my sister’s name, and what’s his brother’s name? Where are they both?



Leighton Buzzard Railway and Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

24. Where am I?

Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

25. Where am I from originally and where do I live now?