LNER (ex GNR) Ivatt class D3 4-4-0

LNER (ex GNR) Ivatt class D3 4-4-0. A model, bought recently on-line from Footplate Trains. Very well built from scratch by a person unknown, with cast iron finescale wheels, wiper pickups and a very big, old and noisy motor and gears. Now rebuilt by myself with some details replaced with ones of better quality and an ABC motor and gear unit. She now runs very smoothly and powerfully. Soon to be painted in LNER black, lined out red, by John Cockcroft. A rare prototype to see modelled as no quality kits are available of a loco of this type.