I managed to end up with three Dublo City class locomotives (I already have four Duchesses) when I really just meant to have one. When I started looking for one, months went by and the only ones I saw coming up for sale were either very much worse for wear, or ridiculously expensive. My first purchase was a Wrenn blue City of Glasgow body, in mint condition (apart from one small paint chip to the smokebox) which, unusually for a Wrenn offering, was fairly cheap. I then picked up a three railed Dublo chassis (I say railed rather than rail, as I'm pretty certain it started its life as a two rail example) to motorise it. I next discovered the differences between the Dublo and Wrenn City chassis. While I was prepared to fabricate a new mount at the rear of the chassis, I began to have second thoughts about undertaking the necessary alterations to the front, so I sought out a Wrenn chassis and, after looking for quite a while, got one at what was a reasonable price. I will be fitting it with a spare Dublo third rail pick-up I have some time soon. Which left me with a Dublo chassis and no body.... My next purchase was a rather ratty looking Dublo City body for something like £5 and a very low rate for post and packing. It was rather bizarre - someone had painted it Brunswick Green, numbered it 111 and put a GWR "shirtbutton" logo on the cabside. They had also painted the chimney, not copper, as one might expect, but green (to represent verdigris perhaps?). I was originally intending to paint it maroon (or whatever you call that colour) but, after a while, I found that I rather liked it in green, so it's going to remain green, although I will strip it and repaint it. I haven't got around to buying nameplates yet, but it will end up being "City of Edinburgh" (I did briefly consider having special nameplates done and calling it "City of Brechin" with a non-existant number but decided against that course of action). So far, so good, but one problem. When I was about 10 or so, there were two locomotives out of everything on the market that I desperately wanted, but were always financially out of reach. One was the Dublo A4, "Golden Fleece" and the other was "City of London". Now I had two Cities, but one was blue, one was green - neither was maroon. Then, after looking at overpriced examples month after month (I wasn't even considering a "City of Liverpool" on grounds of the necessary outlay to get a good one) i managed to get my hands on a near mint "City of London" for £50. All I now have to do is fit it with a spare Dublo third rail pick-up I have (I have three of them in a drawer - which will leave me one for some future project by the time I finish the Cities) and touch up a few scratches on the tender. So there you have it - a tale of three Cities. I will have to take before and after photos of all three of them soon - at least I will have to take the before pictures soon (the after pictures will obviously be taken after I finish, whenever that will be).