BR(ScR) Thompson B1 class 4-6-0 no. 61407. A quality build many years ago, from the excellent Piercy Models kit, with the very fine Alan Harris (AJH) cast metal wheels and a Portescap RG7 motor/gear unit. This lovely model had been originally painted in LNER lined black as number 1059, an Ipswich loco, but with the curved strengthening pieces to the corners of the running plate that only Cowlairs Works carried out on Scottish locos. I am 100% sure that no Ipswich loco would ever have had this modification, especially in LNER days, so the model has now been stripped of it’s original paint and has been expertly repainted in this totally authentic new guise by John Cockcroft. Not only does she now look the part, but she also performs very well, even on the 5′-5″ radius curves of my test track. This model is for sale, if interested please see the “Models for sale” section of this website.
Extremely well built and detailed, the loco from the David Andrews kit and the tender from the JM “Just Magic” kit, by John Taylor of Halifax. Cast metal wheels and an ABC motor and gear unit. A very impressive model which I recently found in auction and have been lucky enough to acquire for my collection. Very unusual to see a model of an un-named Patriot. Also very unusual to see a model with one of the Stanier 3500 gallon high straight sided tenders. Only ten of these tenders were built and were originally used with new Jubilees 5607 through to 5616. 45550 used one of these tenders between 1942 and 1956. Doubly unusual and totally authentic, so a very rare model indeed. After living with this loco for a few weeks I have decided that the paintwork does not match the quality of the build and stripped it for a repaint. Also the beading around the edges of the tender sides and back has been removed and replaced with a similar but lighter section. This well built model will be in Warren Haywood’s workshop before long for a new coat of paint which will hopefully be of a quality that matches the impressive build.