NER T2 class no. 1249. (LNER Q6 class)

NER no. 1249
NER Worsdell T2 class no. 1249. (LNER Q6 class). Built and basically painted on commission by myself from the DJH Piercy kit, which includes parts to build a non-working representation of the inside motion. The loco has been superbly lined out in North Eastern Railway goods loco livery by John Cockcroft of Nottingham. Gearbox and wheels by Slaters Plasticard have been used in the build. Numberplates are supplied by Severnmill. Work started on the build on 20th October 2016 and finished on 3rd April 2017. Build time 106.5 hours. 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. This model has recently been converted to DCC/sound with a Zimo 645R decoder, switchable between DC and DCC by Richard Pogson.