SO is it these coaches that lead you into Modeling LNER stuff?
Which in turn lead to you producing the coach kits?
Which in turn lead to me spending a frustratingly long seven years painting,stripping,painting,striping,painting ditto ditto
Until I could paint teak,,the same year as Hornby brought out their new version even going so far as to number some of theirs with the same numbers!
Still at least I did a good enough job that mine/Ian's can run in the same rake! As the Hornby
Now as for you being at the SEC ..shame it's so far to Glasgow from down by the west Somerset railway I could get to see what you look like out of the flying suit and mask!
I think possibly it did. That and having been brought up living near the Edinburgh Aberdeen Main line at a time that Gresley coaches were still in use. Over the years most of my personal modelling has been ex LNER orientated and that undoubtedly influenced my choice of prototypes once I was making kits for a living. My O gauge range that I still produce in my semi-retirement has a lot of LNER types.
I am now getting to an age where I think I probably look better with the mask on!