LMS (ex Midland Rly) 1F class 0-6-0T no. 1706

LMS (ex Midland Rly) 1F class 0-6-0T no. 1706 (half-cab). Very well built and painted in the LMS goods livery with straw coloured letters and numerals. It has been built from etched brass (or nickel-silver), but not from a kit. The builder has etched the initials “JB” and an unrecognisable logo into the underside of the body of the loco, which looks vaguely familiar. John Brierley is a well respected scratch builder who certainly had the capability to design his own etches, but the only work of his that I have seen before is of southern pre-grouping prototypes. Whether John built this or not, it is still a lovely little model with an ABC gearbox, Mashima motor, Slaters wheels with wiper pick-ups. This loco is for sale, see the models for sale page of this website.