Darjeeling Himalayan Railway B-Class Steam Locomotive in 7.25″ gauge

After Garatts my favorite locos are the Darjeeling 0-4-0’s. I was lucky enough to participate in the freelance building of one by my friend Colin Menziesclick here to see.

So, anytime I see the words “Darjeeling” and “Trains” in close conjunction I am on to it. So, when I was trolling the net the other day this pic turned up.

Darjeeling 0-4-0  in seven and a half inch scale.

Darjeeling 0-4-0 in seven and a half inch scale.

What a beauty. And, it came with a YouTube vid :

I thought very hard about adding it to my Bucket List but it is in New Zealand (the video was taken on the Whakatane model engineers track on the north coast of the north island of New Zealand) and that’s more than a fourpenny bus ride away. Check on the owner’s website here for more details including his visits to the USA.