This months model takes us back to steam traction and another one of my favourite locos The Ivatt 2-6-2T By Bachmann.
I originally bought this model with the intention of converting it to a BR Standard class 2 2-6-2Tank, However I chickened out once Bachmann announced their intention of doing the same thing!
I did however fit the motion support brackets that Bachmann in their wisdom omitted from the model.
The loco has been Heavily weathered as they were in real Lif
Dapol / Airfix VENTILATED MEAT VAN
This months model is a recently constructed Dapol kit of a BR ventilated meat van in use from the 1950's up to the 1970's although not used for its intended purpose towards the end of their careers on BR.
My model shows a meat van in early 1960's condition having been repainted from coaching stock maroon it to BR Bauxite and now in use for general merchandise.
Apart from the basic kit I have used some very nice buffers from Nairnshire modelling