The model started as a Hornby 38xx which I had previously renumbered and fitted with etched plates and rebranded the tender to G W R. It has now been fitted with a 3d printed (shapeways) oil tank on the tender along with the associated plumbing scratch built with various grades of brass tube / wire. The cab has been modified to add the side sutters (etched parts found in the scrap box) and roof vents (scratch built from plasticard), along with a new identity as 4855 with some Narrow Planet plates. The loco is fitted with Dingham couplings.
4855 will be a semi permanent resident of the fiddleyard, being one of my more interesting locos. It can currently be found coupled to the front of one of the nonstop freights. It will be followed by either the 72xx or a 51xx which had banked it up Dainton (and will then return bunker first).
The loco still requires some
weathering, along with the fitting of a crew and lamps
4855 approaches the bridge over the Avon on a Tavistock Junction - Bristol freight
A closer view of the loco
Edited by The Fatadder