January Progress

Posted on February 1, 2017. Filed under: Monthly progress |

What will the next loco be?

1649 2 140611       Western Region loco 1649

In June 2014 I tried out my new vee block on a trial pannier tank cross-section for 1649, the last steam loco to work on the Far North line. Last year I bought the 16xx Branchlines kit with a newly designed nickel chassis and a (re-worked?) Nu-cast whitemetal body. Then there’s Black Five 44722, for which I recently completed the Stanier tender, as reported mid-month.

And now there’s 40150, a Stanier 3P 2-6-2T used in the late 1950s and early 1960s, on Georgemas Junction to Thurso trains and occasional piloting duties. There’s a possibility of some etches to kick-start this model.

Whichever loco I choose, I need to complete it, and paint it, to exhibition standards well within the year.

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