If you have ambitions to own one of these leviathans you'd better be thinking about buying your metal polish wholesale, and by the barrel too.
These fabulous steam engines, along with many others, were at a Norfolk Steam Fair a couple of weeks ago where the sun shone and showed the brass, copper and paintwork off to its very best.
How many hours of polishing, buffing and shining had gone into the presentation of these fabulous machines? Who knows but they looked fantastic. The smell of coal and coke burning was wonderful too.
Nostalgia, obsession and eccentricity what a great mix!