Rather an old thread to be replying to, but I came across bombarde32's post (#27). For some reason the forum isn't currently allowing me to quote it, but s/he said that Sir Walter Alcock used to file the axle boxes for his model steam locos during the sermons at Salisbury!
The reason for searching the forum on the connected subjects of 'steam' and 'Alcock' is (1) I didn't want to start a new thread without having done so, and (2) I originally wondered where Sir W's locos went. There were apparently two, made by him, and capable of pulling a man in his various gardens including that in the Salisbury Cathedral close where the neighbours apparently weren't too keen on the noise, smoke and soot. The answer is that one was at one time (and might still be) in the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum. The other is (or was) in the Buckfastleigh museum of the South Devon Railway Trust. This and a lot more interesting information about Sir Walter's hobby, which attracts a good number of other organists, is in the excellent sleeve notes to Daniel Cook's CD entitled "The Organ Music of Sir Walter Alcock" recorded at Salisbury in 2008 (Priory PRCD 1008).
If you like that sort of thing it's well worthwhile in terms of venue, executant and technical quality. I do like it, if only because I was brought up on WGA's organ tutor and many of the pieces in it appear on the disc. Moreover, it has incidentally solved the problem of what happened to his steam engines as mentioned above. So it was an excellent acquisition on both counts.