BR(ER) Gresley B17 class 4-6-0 no. 61669 Barnsley

BR(ER) Gresley B17 class 4-6-0 no. 61669 Barnsley. This fine model was built from scratch in nickel silver by Bill Davis in 2007, his builders plate is on the underside as provenance. With quality cast iron wheels by Dennis Leakey, turned to fine scale standards by Steve Ross, an ABC Mini 7S gears and Maxon motor unit and with power collection by the American method. John Cockcroft takes the credit for the very nice paint job. Bill is a good friend of mine and he prefers to build in multiples. He tells me that this model was built as one of four, all commissions, the others for supporters of Manchester United, Leicester City and Doncaster Rovers.