LNER and BR (ER) Models 7
A trio of Ivatt tanks. H.A.Ivatt designed
the C2 'Atlantic' tanks for the Great Northern Railway in the late 19th
century, and they lasted well into the BR period. Under the LNER they became
class C12, and this first loco is painted in a lightly weathered version
that company's wartime livery of plain black with N E on the tank sides.
No.1504 is a C2 in its original Great Northern
Railway guise. This one you will notice, has condensing apparatus, fitted
for working in the London area.
Another GNR C2 'Atlantic' tank - this one
however, has no condensing apparatus. All three of these models were built
using South Eastern Finecast kits.
This loco was built by a customer from
a Wessex Pro-Scale kit, and sent to me for finishing off - yes, I'm always
ready to lend a helping hand when I can. No.2001 was Gresley's first P2
class loco, and was named "Cock o' The North" (see page 1 for
In the mid 1940s, when serious work was
needed on the Gresley P2s, Thompson chose to rebuild the whole class as
'Pacifics'. As it was wartime, and the work needed to be done as cost-effectively
as possible, it was decided to retain as many of the original parts as was
practical. However, this did result in a rather ungainly-looking front end
to the resulting locos, which did nothing to ease the controversy surrounding
the decision to rebuild them in the first place. Constructed from a DJH
Designed by Reid for the North British
Railway, these locos were to be found on Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and
Aberdeen suburban services. No.9450 wears the LNER lined black, mixed-traffic
livery. Built from a Nu-Cast kit.
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