BR (ex LSWR) IOW O2 class no. W22 Brading (Bayliss/Warren Haywood)




Built by myself from the Alan Gibson kit with Gibson wheels and an ABC motor/gear unit. Warren Haywood takes the credit for the superb painting.

Models of these delightful little Isle of Wight locos rarely appear and even more rarely come up for sale. I was fortunate to be taken to the Isle of Wight on holiday when in my early teens and I still have a photo of Brading, taken on the small turntable at the end of the line at Ventnor. Thus the motivation for me to buy and build this kit. Check out Jim McGowan’s Connoiseur website for more photos of models of these locos. (All in green livery? None in black, I wonder why??)