Small Prairie no. 4519

Small Prairie 4519
Small Prairie 4519
GWR 45xx Class no. 4519. Malcolm Mitchell kit, bought ready built and basically painted from the Reading bring & buy ten years ago and has been a regular performer at the Poachers test track. Recently stripped of original paint by myself and re-painted and lightly weathered by Warren Haywood. This model is for sale. Please see the shop page for more details.

BR (ex LNER) V2 Class no. 60847 St.Peter’s School, York. A.D. 627

St. Peter’s School, York
St.Peter's School, York
BR (ex LNER) V2 Class no. 60847 St.Peter’s School, York. A.D. 627. Originally built as Green Arrow by the late Graham Jaques from the Finney kit. Graham was a good friend and an excellent modeller. He taught me a lot and is greatly missed. I bought this model from his widow Margaret, after his untimely passing. In need of a heavy repair and furthermore, I have a preference not to have models of preserved locos, I decided to strip the paint and buy new nameplates from Severnmill. The choice of a suitable loco was difficult. It needed care because, typical of Graham, he had built Green Arrow with it’s correct earlier low front plate tender. When built they were only fitted to the first twenty locos of the class. Reference however, to Yeadon’s Register of LNER Locomotives Volume Four produced photographic evidence of 60847 (which I clearly remember seeing racing along the former Great Central main line in my spotting days) also with the low front plate tender. The paint strip and  repair was carried out by myself, before a professional repaint and weathering by Warren Haywood.

 

BR (ex LNER) A3 Class no. 60099 Call Boy

Call Boy
Call Boy
BR (ex LNER) A3 Class no. 60099 Call Boy. Built from the David Andrews kit by myself around 15 years ago. Originally painted by myself also, but I didn’t quite get the colour right. After letting it “make do” for too long I have recently stripped the original paint and let Warren Haywood do the rest. This model is DCC/sound with a Zimo MX645R decoder, switchable between DC and DCC, converted for me by Richard Pogson.

BR (ex NER) Q6 Class no. 63385

Q6 Class no. 63385

 

Q6 Class no. 63385
BR (ex NER) Q6 Class no. 63385. First of all, this is a fabulous model. It was built and painted by the late Graham Jaques from the Piercy kit, designed by Walter Hodgson. Expertly weathered by Pete Brinded. The superb kit includes parts to build a non-working representation of the inside motion. Graham was a good friend. He taught me a lot and I greatly miss him. I bought this model from his widow Margaret, after his untimely passing. A lasting tribute to his skilful modelling. Current collection is by the American method, where the loco collects from one rail and the tender from the other. The insulated wheels have been shorted by thin wire behind a spoke on one or other side of the loco and tender. An insulated drawbar and fallplate is needed with this system and in my experience, with care, it works very well. For comparison with a loco that I have built myself from the Piercy kit, while in the pre-grouping livery, follow this link.

BR (ex NER) J27 class 0-6-0 no. 65819

65819
BR (ex NER) J27 class 0-6-0 tender loco no. 65819. Bought part built from the Piercy kit in a very poor state. Now, after dismantling, rebuilding and painting by myself and weathering by Warren Haywood it is a reliable and authentic looking North Eastern Region workhorse. ABC gears with plunger current pickups and Slaters wheels. It runs very smoothly and is a strong performer. Complete with Hero’s of the footplate, professionally painted crew.