LMS and BR (LMR) Models 3
This is the 'Turbomotive' again, only this time in
its short-lived BR lined black, mixed traffic livery. She was rebuilt in
1952 as a conventional locomotive, and named "Princess Anne",
but suffered such severe damage at the Harrow and Wealdstone crash in October
of that year, that she was immediately scrapped.
The good old Super D. This loco was built years before the excellent
Bachmann ready-to-run models appeared on the scene. I detailed it a little,
as the GEM kit from which it was made is a bit basic in all honesty. However,
I still think it captures the look of prototype rather well. The model is
fitted with a Comet chassis, and because of its cast white-metal body, is
very heavy and solid, and pulls like no other loco I have.
Another GEM London & North Western Railway kit, this time
of a 'Precedent' Class 2-4-0.
This is a Caledonian Railway Class 66 4-4-0 - a McIntosh rebuild
of an earlier Drummond design. Built from a DJH kit.
46225 is "Duchess of Gloucester" from DJH kit no.K70.
This loco differs from the model on page 1, by being a rebuilt loco that,
in real life, was originally streamlined. There are a number of differences,
the most obvious being the lack of the curved drop-down section of the running
plate ahead of the cylinders, and although not visible from this angle,
it also has a de-streamlined tender.
This is no.46244 "King George VI".
This 'Duchess' was built by a customer from a DJH kit and sent to me for
painting. It is finished in the experimental crimson lake livery applied to some
Midland Region 8P 'Pacifics' in the late 1950s
before the pseudo LMS livery was eventually decided upon as standard.
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