I am disappointed that the 8F is in red. As a relatively regular visitor to North Derbyshire I was looking forward to seeing something fairly authenthic at Peak Rail and have a chance to explore the area properly. Unfortunately for the time being I will still be going to Keighley or Loughborough (or Foxfield in July!) for my steam fix and visits to Peak Rail will be limited to the book shop at Matlock. Hopefully one day a dirty 8F and a long freight will return to the Midland to Darley Dale....and now the restoration is nearly completed (well done!) I hope I won't have to wait too long. One poster mentioned what do the Germans argue about as amost all the the engines are black? Well it is usually if the wagons behind the engine are from the correct batch for the loco! Fortunately as a regular visitor to Germany I can confirm that accuracy is seen as an essential part of preservation and funny repaints aren't on the agenda (unless Marklin pay!). Even the recently privatised ng lines are now turning engines out with DR numbers and lettering. Long may it continue!