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Done! Well almost...



So 70001 is back on it's wheels. It's not quite up there with current RTR models, but it probably only cost around £40 all in. 


The original mehano shell is pretty accurate as far as I can see, once the cab ends are sorted. It certainly captures the bulk of the real loco. 


To be honest, it does sit too high on the bogies, but I'm not sure how easy this will be to fix (limited space inside the bodyshell). 


All that remains to be done is a bit of weathering to tone down the finish. Some couplings also required, although I'm not sure what type. 


Next up, a boxfile layout to run it on.


Stay safe folks.





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