Starlight

Starlight 1960s Started in 10 5/8”gauge by Lewis Scrimshaw, Radcliffe on Trent 1971 Sold to Michael Crofts, Theberton, Suffolk 1974 Sold to Landscape Entertainments Ltd, Ipswich 1976 Sold to H Reynolds, Southampton and regauged to 10¼”gauge 1984 Sold to Gratton Model Engineering, 39 Whitaker St, Derby 2006 Sold to Stuart Ravell, Watermills Farm, Kirkby Green, Lincs 2010 Sold to Present owner, Jon Littlechild, Somersham, Cambs Photograph of Starlight as it was when purchased by Jon Littlechild in 2010. She needed a lot of work. The loco has had much boiler work, the frames have been lengthened, new smokebox, buffer beams and a tender fabricated as there was not one with the loco. More recently the wheels have been re tyred and the valve gear significantly improved. Although Mr Scrimshaws idea of a LNER V2 class, she is more realistically described as a freelance model with rather a lot of LNER styling and features, ignoring the Great Western chimney top! Photograph of the extensive work that Jon Littlechild carried out on Starlight to get her running. Starlight has made a couple of appearances at Ingfield, however she is more used to the owners portable track which is exhibited at Steam Rallies and events throughout East Anglia and sometimes further afield. Photograph of Starlight in steam in the woodland at Ingfield Light Railway. Text © Jon Littlechild, photographs © Jon Littlechild and Roy Harwood. Back to Past Visitors