LNER and BR (ER) Models 6
This is no.534, a Great Northern Railway
J22 class (521 series), seen in that company's goods grey livery, and coupled
to a Stirling tender. These locos were re-classified J6 in LNER days.
It is built using a London Road Models kit.
This is how "Flying Scotsman"
may have looked had the LNER decided to perpetuate the garter blue A4 colour
scheme to other locos. This was a special commission from a customer, and
although not authentic (as far as I am aware), is rather interesting.
Another interesting loco. Looking a bit
like a foreshortened A4, this is actually a B17/5 4-6-0. Two standard B17
"footballers" were streamlined and renamed especially for the
East Anglian services in 1937 - this loco, no.2859 "East Anglian"
herself, and no.2870 "City of London". Due to the relatively low
line speeds on the former Great Eastern section, it is doubtful if the streamlining
had any practical effect though, and was really little more than a publicity
excersize. This is a Hornby B17 loco and tender chassis, fitted with a resin
body - the tender top was streamlined too. At the time of writing, the parentage
of the resin castings is not clear, as I was just asked to paint the already
This is another Great Northern Railway
J22, similar to the one at the top of the page, but of the later 536 series.
These locos had the boiler set back further than the earlier version, hence
the slightly smaller cab. They also featured sand-boxes as part of the front
spalshers. Another London Road Models kit.
This handsome loco is a Pollitt design
for the Great Central Railway, in whose livery this loco is finished, as
no.1020, a member of the 11B class. After the Grouping in 1923, the LNER
reclassified these locos D9. This model was built using a now obsolete DJH
No.2402 "City of York". This
impressive looking loco, with its long parallel boiler, was designed by
Sir Vincent Raven, originally for the North Eastern Railway - the first
two emerging from Darlington works in 1922. No.2402 was one of a batch of
three built in 1924. The design was not successful however, and the LNER
board decided to standardise on Gresley designs instead - the last of the
Raven 'Pacifics' being withdrawn in 1937. Built from a limited edition DJH
kit, now no longer available.
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