Above: a frozen Ivatt Class 2 tank is being warmed up on wharf siding at Combwich on a bright but freezing day in February 1963. Somebody needs to clear the platform before the arrival of the next passenger service.
The snow is cream of tartar, simply because that's what I had in the cupboard. Since snapping this one I've tried out various types of 'snow' aimed at toy chuffer fans, and guess what? The cream of tartar is the best (and vacuums off just fine)! Cheapest too!
Below: I went back 6 months later and grabbed an almost identical photo - amazing eh? Hardly anything has moved either!