The goodies arrived from Hattons yesterday. I've taken advantage of their bargain section and got these two smashing beauties for only a little over £110!
These are my birthday present and were therefore a legal purchase for a change!!!
The first pic of an Ivatt Class 4 Mogul and was the prototype for the BR Standard 4MT. Note the double chimney - this was reduced to a single when it was found that they could double the boiler pressure with the new arrangement. This pic (June 1949) was taken at the Horwich works and is from a smashing article about the 'Ugly Ducklings' in the British Railways Illustrated mag of October 2012. It was this picture that really kick started the project.
and my take in 'D' Shop
I couldn't resist this pic of D186, my other purchase, as it really is a magnificent machine.