BR(ER) B1 class no. 61199

61199
61199
BR(ER) Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 no. 61199. Built and painted by myself on commission from the late Stuart Tebbett, who was at the time a regular client and later became a very good friend. Built from the Piercy kit, with Portescap motor and gear unit and Slaters wheels, recently converted to DCC with sound and performing very well. Thanks to the good offices of Mike Able, who acquired the model from Terry Smith, it is now back where it belongs and I am very happy that it is now part of the 7mmloco.co.uk model collection.

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

NER no. 1249
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.

GNR Stirling Single no.1

Stirling Single no.1
GNR Stirling Single no.1. From the Swanage Models kit with Alan Harris wheels. I was commissioned to complete the build of this model after the untimely passing of Robin Bell, who had been commissioned to the build by my friend and client, Stuart Tebbett, who has now sadly also passed away. Expertly painted by Ian Rathbone, who also takes credit for the photo.