The Hornby 2P has finally returned, gone are the football sized handrails and weird boiler fittings. Instead new dome and tall Midland chimney as carried by the final fifteen built by the LMS, other improvements are correct number, loco crew and AG bogie wheels. Maybe some dummy front frames would be useful and a tablet catcher?
The big difference is the running characteristics, which are rather good.
The Dorset Stour valley had a busy livestock market at Sturminster
Newton that closed in 1997, which was at the heart of community activity
for so long. The arrival of the Somerset and Dorset railway in 1863
provided a major boost and by 1906 the livestock market had grown enough
to justify a move to a one-acre site off Station Road. The rail served
site was added to several times during the 20th century and by the time
of its closure in 1997 it covered seven acres.
See below, just before redevelopment.
And another image from Sturminster Newton market, this is the office of Senior and Godwin. Local auctioneers since Pontius was at flying school, certainly in existence pre WW1 and the bull was called Gerald.
To service the livestock market, these are the cattle vans:-