LNER (ex NER) J72 class 0-6-0T no. 524 Mick Bayliss Wally West scratchbuilt locos 8th February 202015th March 2020 LNER (ex NER) J72 class 0-6-0T no. 524. Built circa 1966 by Walter (Wally) West using wheels turned from good quality castings. The split axles and insulated spacers between the frames allow power to be collected through the non-insulated wheels and frames to the Pittman type motor and gears. All brake blocks are made from non conductive material to eliminate shorting across the brake rigging. All loco axles have sprung hornblocks. Well painted by brush, believed by Wally Mayhew, in fully lined LNER black livery. This lovely little model has seen some use, but still works well and is shown on Arthur Dewar’s layout in Jack Ray’s book ‘Model Railways and their builders’ published by Atlantic Press. The care worn paintwork has now been stripped by myself and will be repainted exactly as it was (hopefully without the brush marks and chips) by John Cockcroft.