The subject of my first blog is now nearing completion after only 8 years! It has been a problem build right from the start.
I also painted it when I was really struggling with my airbrush so the paint is far from perfect.
2306 was an early Dean Goods which numbers started at 2301. In 1912 it was at Pontypool Road by which time it had acquired a B4 Belpaire firebox the Autumn before.
This is mainly an old Mallard kit, narrowed footplate with additional spare parts from a Martin Finney Dean Goods including the more pronounced sweep of the cab sides. It has a Comet chassis, Gibson wheels, High Level gearbox and Mashima motor but is still not too good a runner. As a working layout loco it will do for the time being.