A LIFELONG railway enthusiast has built his first passenger locomotive.
Mr Trevor Brown, of Birkby, spent three months building a £1,000 engine - in a spare bedroom at his house - and is looking forward to its first trip.
It is powerful enough to carry six adults or children and will be on show to the public at Royd Park, Cleckheaton, from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday.
Mr Brown, a member of Spenborough Model Engineers, said the engine was a diesel electric model.
The former engine driver has worked most of his life on the railways.
"I started working at Hillhouse sheds when I was 18 and stayed until 1969, when they finished with steam.
"Then I worked on diesels for seven years before becoming a wagon driver," he said.
"I have always been interested in trains and had a model railway in my attic when I was a young boy.
"But this is the first time I have built a train from a kit. It's lovely. It's all been painted up and I have even got nameplates. I have named her after my auntie Eileen."
Mr Brown, who works part-time at Home Spring Company, in Bradley, is now working on his next project - a model railway in his loft.