BR(ER) B1 class no. 61199

BR(ER) Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 no. 61199. Built and painted by myself on commission from the late Stuart Tebbett, who was at the time a regular client and later became a very good friend. Built from the Piercy kit, with Portescap motor and gear unit and Slaters wheels, recently converted to DCC with sound and performing very well. Thanks to the good offices of Mike Able, who acquired the model from Terry Smith, it is now back where it belongs and I am very happy that it is now part of the model collection.