I really do wish I had not tried to strip it as your finish was good enough to be sanded down. As it is now, I dont expect a Bachmann surface finish although I must say the mottled appearance on the smokebox is pretty convincing.
Nice to see it underway Larry - and to think that Floquil primer was my first serious attempt at spray-painting
I was dead keen to have a D49 but common sense clicked in over Xmas and I'm selling it. The layout was sawn up three years ago and is still waiting to be built again.
I'm amused to see a D49 here. I would not have thought it could have got over the hill from Leeds to Lees, at least, not with a decent load. They were designed for fast light trains in flat country, like my home-town, Hull.
I like these secondary LNWR lines: any chance of some pictures of your layout?
I assume you are referring to the Compound? The moulded pipework was removed with a scalpel while any three-dimentional stuff was prised off.
How did you remove the pipe work from the smoke box and boiler ?