I don't regard the 2Bil as a high priority for me at present, it was not a regular type on the Eastern section, which is the main theme of my layout, so although I will eventually get one or two, I shall wait until I can pick one up cheap. I already have
three Kirk kits planned to become 2Hals with Branchline etched sides. If I can get some Hornby motor bogies for them so much the better.
I do also collect Tri-ang. This runs on a different (portable and loose laid) layout, and I decided that a mint
boxed 3Sub would be a good buy, they rarely come up for sale in that condition.
My garden railway is collection No.3, coarse scale O gauge following Bassett Lowke practice, three rail electric. I run both vintage and modern China made BR outline with
a mixed LT/LNE and SR theme, no real pretention of scale, just a huge round and round double track. A second 'Hornby Series' friendly line with flush level third rail is planned.
I have a small collection of OO heavy goods locomotives, because I like
goods wagons, and I need something beefy to pull them, I also have a few NCB and APCM industrial locos and scratch built rolling stock.
London Underground is another interest, but as few people make stuff for that I just have a unmotorised tube train,
and a pannier tank goods set. Now if there were more RTR underground stuff I could get seriously diverted. I do have the 1950s Ever Ready set which is what started my interest, crude as it was I loved it, but it has stopped working although I keep it for sentimental
Lastly I have some Lone Star OOO diecast, push along, again another nostalgia thing.
the ferret said:
Hi, LC&DR, Yes I too would have been torn between the 2-BIL and the 3-SUB. Now that I have had a chance
to run the 2-BIL on the layout I can confirm that it runs to perfection, can be made to creep even over three double slips in succession thanks to there being pick-ups on both bogies of the motor-car. On starting away there is just the faintest purr from the
2-BIL that is so true to life! So I am absolutely delighted with it.