As a nice cheaper aside to my freelance pre grouping project I've settled on Hotwells as a layout. Hotwells was principally a passenger station but it's not going to stop me running the occasional goods. Looking at pictures the staple diet of Hotwells services are shorties of the fixed wheelbase variety. I do have some Ratio rattlers on the go. The third on the right is in the 1912 crimson lake, while the brake is in overall chocolate. A few sources have noted that between 1908 and 1912 an all over chocolate livery was tried and during WW1 a there was a policy of painting them in this colour so it still does fit in with my Edwardian setting. Today my bumper pack of home working/house arrest sanity slippage prevention equipment arrived. A couple of shire scenes U12 sides, ratio donor, correct profile ends and lamp pots. This, like the Ratio Composite I have, is going into pre 1908 chocolate and cream livery. A grabbed a second one because the aren't in production anymore and I fancy a couple for the future.