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

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.