Ivatt Class Class 4, 2-6-0 No.43017 (Bath Green Park) tender working a freight through Polbrock.
These locos weren't generally found this far down in the West Country, so it probably has something to do with the photographer's rose-tinted camera lens performing a little 'could have been'. Click here for a bigger version.
This tiny layout, all 3ft by 1ft of it will be appearing in Model Rail from next week (May 2012) as a part 4 series in the Workbench section. And whilst it won't get any awards for size or operational interest, it might just spur the person who until now has not had a go at building a layout for various reasons like space, fear and so on. Most of the simple techniques described over the period of the series will be applicable to much bigger layouts for those lucky enough to have the space or stime to devote to railway modelling.
And before I sign off, who is that idiot leaning out of the cab (again)?