And so to the letter "D"....
First up is No.1577, a Wainwright ex-SECR D class loco in lined olive from an SE Finecast kit:
Which is followed closely by examples from two very different D1 classes - the first being a Maunsell ex-SECR D1 4-4-0, no.1492 from a DJH kit:
whilst the second is a Stroudley ex-LB&SCR D1 0-6-0T tank loco from an SE Finecast kit:
Following these are two examples of the Drummond ex-LSWR D15; the first is no.472 from a PDK kit:
whilst the second is the recently released RTR model by OO Works, no.463:
I have recently written a review of this model form Graham Muspratt but I am not sure whether he has yet published it.
Finally, to complete the letter "D", we have an ex-LB&SCR Billinton D3, no.2367 from a Chivers Finelines kit:
I am a great fan of the Brighton tanks, of which the D1 and D3 above are great examples.
All of the kit-built locos above, i.e. excepting the OO Works D15 were built and painted for me by Chris Phillips.
Now before someone points it out, there was just one D3X loco, of which I do not have a model, however, my understanding is that the boiler was just 3" larger in diameter - so less than 1mm in OO scale, i.e. invisible to most. On this basis it is not on my missing models list, unless of course, someone wants to tell me that there was some other, and more striking difference that makes it worthy of modelling!
[Edited to correct the omission of the name of the loco builder!]
Edited by Tony Teague, 18 April 2018 - 07:30 .