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  1. Hatton's & Heljan announce Class A3 & A4 locomotives and Gresley Teak coaches in O Gauge Images © Colour Rail & Hugh Llewlyn Record breaking steam locomotives have always conjured-up images of grand trains running at speed along sweeping mainlines. One of the best companies at setting, and breaking, records was the LNER. Two of Sir Nigel Gresley’s designs were synonymous for speed and records, the A3’s and A4’s, and both pacific classes have proved popular with the enthusiast and modeller alike. Hatton’s have commissioned seasoned O gauge manufacturer Heljan to produce a brand new model of both the A3 & A4 classes. They will cover the lifespan of both of these iconic classes including 4 tenders and different chimneys and domes (on the A3). They will be manufactured to Heljan’s usual high standard with ABS plastic body and heavy chassis containing a large can motor with brass flywheels. DCC will be catered for and haulage will be impressive, just as with the real thing. Delivery is expected mid 2018. Locomotive Specification: O gauge finescale wheels Easily accessible screw terminals for DCC in tender Fully painted and decorated bodyshells Chemically blackened wheels Separately fitted and blackened handrails Screw link couplings fitted to front bufferbeams Dummy buckeye coupling and separate screw link coupling for corridor tender bufferbeam 5 pole motor Motor in 'locomotive' section with motor in boiler and gears in firebox Fully detailed and painted cab interior Pipes fitted to bufferbeams Air pipes included in accessory pack for relevant preserved locos Mounting pieces for air pipes included for tenders Speaker enclosure in tender (no speaker included) Small, separately attached details Designed/constructed so that it is easy to remove the body from the chassis, without damaging any loco parts Correct chimney variant for livery/locomotive Turned brass whistles Smokebox door cover on A4 hinged with interior smokebox door behind it Etched number and LNER lettering on applicable models Open frames on A3 Inside valve gear (cosmetic) Sprung front bogie Water Scoop Sprung buffers Smokebox door dart separately fitted Etched Shed plate & separately fitted smokebox door numberplate where applicable Turned brass safety valves Drain cocks as separate detail All wheel pickup Weights within boiler for maximum adhesion Fluted connecting rods Oily finish to connecting rods Etched brass name plates Oil lubricators as separately fitted details No light above front bogie Connecting rods - correct thickness "stamped" rods Individual 'plates' on top of running board Easy to use electrical coupling between locomotive and tender A3 Code Title Dates Price Link A3001 Class A3 4-6-2 2750 “Papyrus” in LNER Grass green with unstreamlined corridor tender - “Record Breaker” 24/8/1934 - 27/11/1936 £750 Order here A3002 Class A3 4-6-2 4472 “Flying Scotsman” in LNER Grass green with unstreamlined corridor tender - “Record Breaker” 1970s-1980s £750 Order here A3003 Class A3 4-6-2 2745 “Captain Cuttle” in LNER black with unstreamlined non-corridor tender 22/07/1939 - 6/4/1945 £750 Order here A3004 Class A3 4-6-2 60072 “Sunstar” in BR Express blue with unstreamlined non-corridor tender 25/04/1951 - 5/6/1952 £750 Order here A3005 Class A3 4-6-2 60035 “Windsor Lad” in BR green with early crest and unstreamlined non-corridor tender 16/08/1951 - 19/06/1957 £750 Order here A3006 Class A3 4-6-2 60077 “The White Knight” in BR green with late crest and unstreamlined non-corridor tender 24/11/1960 - 1/2/1964 £750 Order here A3007 Class A3 4-6-2 60103 “Flying Scotsman” in BR green with late crest and unstreamlined corridor tender Current Preservation £750 Order here A4 Code Title Dates Price Link A4001 Class A4 4-6-2 2509 “Silver Link” in LNER silver with streamlined corridor tender 30/1/1936 - 6/12/1937 £750 Order here A4002 Class A4 4-6-2 4468 “Mallard” in LNER Garter blue with streamlined non-corridor tender - “Record Breaker” 3/7/1938 £750 Order here A4003 Class A4 4-6-2 4468 “Mallard” in LNER Garter blue with streamlined non-corridor tender As Preserved £750 Order here A4004 Class A4 4-6-2 4489 “Dominion of Canada” in LNER Garter blue with steel numbers/letters and unstreamlined corridor tender 2013 onwards £750 Order here A4005 Class A4 4-6-2 4464 “Bittern” in LNER Garter blue with streamlined corridor tender - "Record Breaker" 2012 onwards £750 Order here A4006 Class A4 4-6-2 60007 “Sir Nigel Gresley” in BR express blue with unstreamlined corridor tender - "Record Breaker" 1995 onwards £750 Order here A4007 Class A4 4-6-2 60012 “Commonwealth of Australia” in BR green with early crest and streamlined corridor tender 21/11/1952 - 18/07/1958 £750 Order here A4008 Class A4 4-6-2 60009 “Union of South Africa” in BR green with late crest and unstreamlined corridor tender 17/2/1960 onwards £750 Order here A4009 Class A4 4-6-2 60008 “Dwight D Eisenhower” in BR green with late crest and streamlined non-corridor tender 2012 onwards £750 Order here Teak coaches Image © Hugh Llewlyn These locomotives would not be complete without stock to run behind them. The most famous coaches both of these classes hauled were the Gresley Teaks and 3 of the type will be produced by Hatton’s and Heljan to compliment the locomotives. Built to the finest standards by the LNER they will be faithfully reproduced and scaled down to represent the coaches from introduction to withdrawal from BR. Delivery is expected late-2018. Diagram 175 - A brake coach with 2 first class compartments and 4 3rd class compartments as well as 2 toilets (1 for each class). Diagram 186 - An open third coach with 16 bays of seats at tables in 2+2 configuration with 2 toilets at one end of the coach. Diagram 115 - A 7 compartment coach with 6 seats in each compartments and a toilet at each end. Code Title Price Link TC17501 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC17502 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC17503 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC17504 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC17505 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR maroon livery £249 Order here TC17506 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 175 Brake Corridor Composite in BR maroon livery £249 Order here TC18601 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC18602 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC18603 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC18604 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC18605 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR maroon livery £249 Order here TC18606 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 186 Open Third in BR maroon livery £249 Order here TC11501 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC11502 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in LNER Teak livery £249 Order here TC11503 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC11504 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR carmine & cream livery £249 Order here TC11505 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR maroon livery £249 Order here TC11506 Gresley Teak coach Diagram 115 Corridor Third in BR maroon livery £249 Order here Coach Specification O gauge finescale wheels Fully painted and decorated bodyshells including full lining Chemically blackened wheels Separately fitted and blackened handrails Dummy buckeye coupling and separate screw link coupling for bufferbeams Fully detailed and painted interiors Pipes fitted to bufferbeams Small, separately attached details Underframes fully detailed Sprung buffers Individual panels printed in teak effect (on LNER coaches) For more information visit www.ehattons.com/recordbreakers
  2. I have only weathered 1 A4 before so this was a welcome change to the LM locos I have been weathering recently. This is a Hornby A4 in BR Green - Merlin and I am very impressed by the quality of this model, and a close up of this shed cleaned loco And to balance the A4 a Red Stanier Princess - this one is Margaret Rose built by Mike Edge and painted by Graham Varley and again a shed cleaned loco. I have fitted a Zimo sound chip to this as well as weathering it.. enjoy
  3. For some time I had wondered whether I was always going to be an "also ran". By that, I mean someone who is happy to buy ready to run engines, have kits built for them, even maybe weathered for them, and on occasion produce a diorama of sorts which looks more or less the part - but hasn't challenged himself enough. Always that nagging fear, looking at the sheer depth and breadth of modelling on this forum and elsewhere, that I was never going to be anything more than a tinkerer, so to speak, changing numbers and adding some weathering powders, but nothing much else. I've always had this fear that I somehow wasn't good enough to call myself a modeller. There's been some dire projects I have worked on in years gone by, from when I first started modelling seven years ago (which were good to try, and fail in some cases), and even now I know I am not a good modeller...yet. But I think I can now actually call myself a modeller with this particular project. I haven't felt this satisfied with anything I've done in terms of modelling for a long, long time. The whole trial and error of the A4 conversions has finally yielded some results I am happy with. More than, actually. There's one modification to the etches that needs to be done, but on the whole the whole package is superb, and Peter Harvey of PH Designs needs to take a bow for this one. Fantastic design work which results in what I think is a terrific product. I completed the "de-frocking" of the Hornby Kingfisher this afternoon, adding the rest of the etched parts to complete my 1948/49 based A4 Pacific. (Incidentally, this conversion kit is also suitable for 1980s era Sir Nigel Gresley or Bittern, if you use a Hornby Mallard model and find an appropriate tender). So here are the results; First up, adding the missing access hatches on the streamlined casing, and the blank smokebox numberplate bracket (which allows the modeller to add an etched replacement, or put a transfer on for the locomotive of their choice), along with an upper lamp bracket replacement (for which the kit also caters for the lower ones, and tender lamp irons. Very handy to have a few spare if there's a model with any damage!) Seen below is a comparison between the modified and unmodified Kingfisher models. Then there's the next set of etches to add, on the right hand side the lower firebox sides, and on the left hand side, the same again but with the reverser too (Hornby don't include this on the models with valances, understandably, as it simply wouldn't be seen under the valances). It's the reverser to lower firebox arrangement where there needs to be a modification. There is a notch on the left hand side lower firebox bracket for the reverser to go through, but on the etches it is at the bottom, rather than the top, and consequently some modification is required on these etches to allow the reverser to sit in its correct position. A minor discrepancy which didn't take long to sort and also doesn't detract particularly from the quality of the conversion kit. So there we have it; the end of this particular portion of the overall trial. There's a few more bits which I will address next week in Part 3, but for the moment, that's all to report. Next time I'll go through the final bits and pieces along with painting the brass components, cleaning up the valances a little more, then naming and numbering the A4 Pacific test candidate - who is Kingfisher for now but won't be next time... Thanks for reading, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Simon
  4. Hello, this is my first topic so hopefully I'm doing everything correctly. I'm getting a Hornby 4491 Commonwealth of Australia for Christmas (hopefully) and am aware of the livery errors (wrong font, wrongly positioned tender lettering and chrome strip, undersize smokebox number) and I intend to put them straight, but I have a few questions about some of the finer details of the livery, specifically after the tender was cut down (February 1938) Firstly, was the front of the vacuum return pipe (runs along driver's side of boiler) a brass coloured metal as per usual, or was it a steel coloured metal? I have seen models with the latter but never a colour picture of a real A4 with one. Secondly, when was "Class A4" added to the bufferbeam? I have seen pictures of the same Coronation A4s without it earlier in their lives but later with it, but again I don't have a clear one of 4491 in 1938. Lastly, is the center lamp iron on Hornby's A4 bufferbeam too low? On prototype pictures there seems to be plenty of space for the 7 1/2'' numbers and "Class A4", yet on models with the correct sized numbers, it looks a bit cramped. If anybody has any books with a colour picture of 4491 too could they please tell me what book it is, as I want to weather her one day and a colour photo of her would make it a lot easier. Thanks in advance, Ade.
  5. Some help would be much appreciated in converting my old A4 to DCC. The problem I am having is finding where the power is being drawn from the track and why I can only see one wire connecting to the motor. The visible wire connects the the front chassis but I cannot see any connection to the track.
  6. OK. Think I've decided to run with this. Hachette's build a Mallard in weekly parts. http://www.buildthemallard.com/ I have form in this area. having done their Flying Scotsman a few years ago. Here's what your 50p gets you in the starting issue. The an etch for the cab, and also a couple of cast (in Zamak I think) washout plugs (they're not in the picture ) This is a much better effort that Flying Scotsman's cab which required much fettling. Hachette expect you to superglue it together so they coated the whole lot in lacquer. I want to solder it so the stuff has to come off. It's quite tough so Nitromors & elbow grease seems to be the order of the day. I thought I'd have a go with solder paint here. Probably need to use les. The cab folds up quite nicely but the bend is tricky by the window frame. There's a bit of a crease that shows up more on the photo than in reality. Also keen observers will notice I put the washout plugs in the wrong way up the first time.
  7. Hi everybody, I notice that Hornby Railroad A4's are currently going pretty cheap in lots of places, and I was wondering if anybody had any thoughts about how easy it would be to detail one of these to a 'decent' standard (i.e. up to the 'main range level of detail)? My current experience of detailing and upgrading RTR stock is limited, but with Kernow selling Golden Shuttle at £50 brand new, I thought it might be a good project to start on. The trouble is, I have no idea exactly where to start!! Are there kits available for this sort of thing? Where would one find the 'window glass' etc? I have spent about an hour googling and poking around various sites and forums but con't seem to nail the answer I am looking for so I thought I'd ask you chaps... There seems to be a brassmasters detailing kit, but the site says it's not suitable for all Hornby A4's, and doesn't seem to mention any post-2011... I am sorry if this has been covered previously, but I haven't had much luck with the search function... If it has, could someone point me to the right thread? Thanks in advance, Chris
  8. Started 30 years ago, the Kings Cross Layout has become one of the most complicated operating loft layouts around. Based on Kings Cross Station in the mid 50' to mid 60's it has a wide range of stock and long running lines. 5 to 6 operators are needed to run the layout which has two loco sheds, carriage sidings, 15 Platforms, milk depot and a diesel depot. The Lines to Mooregate are also on the layout as can be seen in the track plans below. Links to view the layout in action on running sessions. I will hopefuly be posting progress on the layout as projects progress. The engine shed is the current project which is being remodeled to fit a new diesel depot on it.
  9. I recently found some very interesting 16mm colour footage on the Yorkshire Film Archive website - the film is entitled "Pot-Pourri". See link to film http://www.yorkshirefilmarchive.com/film/pot-pourri-york?destination=search%2Fapachesolr_search%2Fpot-pourri%3Ffilters%3Dtype%253Ayfa_film%26highlight%3Dpot-pourri%26mode%3Dquick%26solrsort%3Dscore%2520desc%252C%2520sis_cck_field_film_id%2520asc&highlight=pot-pourri I think one of them is the "Coronation" hauled by 4483 "Kingfisher" somewhere near York. However, there is no beavertail observation car on the end. I seem to remember reading that this coach wasn't used in the winter as it wasn't worthwhile - too dark to see much! Can any knowledgeable person confirm this? Whatever, the footage must be extremely historic as even the NRM has only brief colour clips of the streamline trains. Worth watching also for the Stirling Single and 6-wheel ex M & GN coaches at the old York station in, I think, 1938. Not to mention the York police swimming gala, featuring one very well fed gent in a one piece costume.
  10. Hello! Quick question regarding the LNER's streamlined services: It is well known that for the three A4 hauled streamlined services, the LNER tried to allocate dedicated locos to dedicated stock, in matching liveries, however, as one can imagine there were times when this was not practical and various loco's could be found hauling these services (be it a blue A4 on silver stock or vice-versa and in some cases, other classes altogether). Despite this, I am not aware of any LNER green A4's having "dropped on" to one of these services. Does anyone know any better on this matter as I would be interested in running some streamlined stock with my model of No.4493 (and whilst I am aware of 'Rule 1', it would be nice to find a historic basis should it exist). Cheers James
  11. I originally pland to buy the double tender Bittern but never got one so came plan B. That is to transform A4 Mallard 60022 into Bittern 60019 , Mallard 60022 is the ideal donor as I did not want another blue A4 as 69922 is in green and already DCC Fitted as well . I used the same A4 as dona last time I could not get the set loco I wanted,
  12. I have started doing a bit of picture-hunting to help with the building of a Finney A4 kit, which will eventually become 60007 "Sir Nigel Gresley" in modern-day preserved condition. Unfortunately I have hit a bit of a blank as far as the mainframes are concerned. Are there any photographs, or sources of photographs, of 60007's frames in a stripped-down state, i.e. during overhaul? There seems to be nothing available on Flickr. I have made enquiries of the SNG Locomotive Trust, but have no answer yet. All suggestions gratefully received.
  13. Hello, I am after a replacement bufferbeam from a Hornby A4 (released circa 2009). I am aware of the Peter's Spares brass replacement (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Peters-Spares-PS40-Replacement-Hornby-A4-Nose-with-Buffers/311551042181?hash=item4889e3a285:g:~FMAAOSwKtVWx36f), but maybe someone has one floating around or has a spare body shell? Thanks as always!
  14. Hi Guys and Gals!! I have been collecting the Hachette Mallard Partwork Magazine for what seems like forever!! I have finally received my final issues and as a result it is time to start building!! I have got my Great British Locomotives A4 out of storage to act as some inspiration in the background on my workbench: Having followed the partwork thread since the magazine launched, I had discovered the first thing I needed to do was to strip the paint of the main boiler castings, due to it being so thick! To do this I used some Wilko Paint Stripper: As you can see this had started to take effect even before I had a chance to take the photo, this was left on for about an hour before being washed off leaving me with some much cleaner castings to start with: This is as far as I have got but it means tomorrow I can begin the building process, any tips anyone has will be very much appreciated. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoyed, Gary
  15. You may remember my Graeme King 60700 model from an earlier blog post - apparently from as far back as 2010! This model was based on a modification of the Railroad Mallard 60022 model. The model originally sported the clunky Railroad valve gear - but no more, in preparation for a complete repaint to its 1949 era livery. The model has had a change of valve gear, and cylinders. Both sets of valve gear are available on eBay from Peter's Spares from time to time. In this case, the super detail valve gear came from 60073 St Gatien, a badly damaged model I bought to break up for spares. The valve gear was in surprisingly good nick, and along with a brand new set of matching A4 cylinders (for the current super detail A3 and A4 models use the same valve gear with different cylinders), 60700's overall look has been markedly improved, and very cheaply! This would more or less prove how interchangeable the components between the Railroad Hornby Pacifics and the super detail Pacifics are. In fact...you'd be surprised how far back the parts are interchangeable! 60103 Flying Scotsman was bought off eBay a few years back with damaged valve gear. I thought nothing of it at the time, but I used the older tender drive valve gear as a direct replacement. The only change you need to make to this valve gear to fit is to bend it carefully so the bracket fits under the running plate. I don't think it looks different enough from the top version of the valve gear to warrant changing it again, so it will stay like this, albeit weathered at some point in the near future. And to compare further, the "optimum" combination using Sandwich as an example. Hornby's "future proofing" and reuse of standard components between models of the tender drive, and locomotive drive era is rather impressive in my view, and shows what can be done if you are working to a budget. The main chassis block is shared between Super detail A1s, A3s and A4s, and the older Railroad A1 and current Railroad A4 models, and everything else including the flanged or flangeless cartazzi wheels are more or less bolt ons for the overall detail for the model. I am looking to buy the latest Railroad A1 for a more full comparison, but I suspect that shares more in common with the Railroad Tornado model. Until next time!
  16. I was in Hamleys yesterday and saw these on the shelf. I had no idea they were being made and a web search revealed absolutely nothing at all anywhere (even on the Hornby website). At £160 for Railroad spec items they're not cheap by traditional standards, but given current ebay prices for previous runs of the Staniers (!) in faux Silver Jubilee LNER finish (and for silver/grey A4s) they're worth knowing about. According to the Hornby rep, they are a Concessions-only release and apparently some months overdue - I think he would rather have had them in a month ago rather than 2 Jan!
  17. I have just turned 18 (11th january) and i got an amazing present off my dad. When I was five my dad passed away but before he went he brought me a birthday present for when i turned 18 and he passed it on to my step brother to keep. As i said he passed away and i always knew he had brought me something but i never really knew what it would be until yesterday. I went to my aunties on saturday for a birthday meal and after that we went to her house and a huge box was sat on the table about half way through the night my stepbrother called me over and explained to everyone that because my dad passed on it got handed over to me and as he opened the big cardboard box a wooden presentation box with a Bachmann logo and as we opened the wooden lid it was the old Bachmann limited edition A4 elizabethen set (13 out of 1000) with 60017, six thompson coaches a book and a video. sorry its abit rushed but i wanted to tell every one. I have included a link to show you the model. http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1326_1_1465765.html Thanks dad miss you ...
  18. A report in Steam Railway [462 p8] states that John Cameron, owner of A4 60009 Union of South Africa & K4 61994 The Great Marquess, will be withdrawing both from mainline and preserved railway operation, and building a museum to house them on his farm at Balbuthie, Fife, close to Kilconquhar. 60009 will have a final fling, being restored to use by Riley & Son for a last spell of mainline operation from around Easter 2017 up to the end of the boiler certificate in July 2019, so there will be chances to ride behind and see this iconic locomotive for a couple of years yet. Mr Cameron bought the loco from BR service in 1966 and has run it on mainline metals for several spells since 1972. Before that it ran on a length of the Lochty Private Railway on a farm he then owned. The sight of 'Number 9' crossing the Forth Railway Bridge or departing King's Cross was truly iconic. There is no such last hurrah for the unique K4 2-6-0 The Great Marquess (LNER 3442). The loco has a crack in the inner firebox and its boiler certificate has lapsed. A further overhaul would cost into 6 figures and Mr Cameron (77) comments 'no-one is going to write out a seven-year ticket for me'. He bought the loco when it was out of use on the SVR with a broken crank axle and it ran back on the mainline from 2006 after he funded extensive repairs. The K4 class was built for service on the West Highland Railway but were displaced in the late 1950s. Mr Cameron has invested huge amounts of money in restoring and operating these locomotives, delighting countless people over the past 50 years, for which he deserves much thanks. He is of course entitled to do what he feels best with the locos at this time in his life. Many of us will be sorry to see them go, but at least they will stay in Scotland where they belong, rather than being sold down South. Possibly an alternative option would have been to create a new building to house them for public view at the Scottish Railway Museum at Bo'ness, just across the Forth; or at the Caledonian Railway at Bridge of Dun, close to the ECML; or in Fife at the Kingdom of Fife RPS down the road at Leven? Just a thought. Dava
  19. I have two Hornby A4s in the upgrade queue at the moment. Both are single chimney examples but I need them Kylchap-equipped to portray machines from the GBS-ABD (sic) services of the mid '60s. Once upon a time, Graeme King provided nice resin replacements but I imagine these are long gone now. Is there another source of replacement chimney for A4s out there these days? D4
  20. Many years ago I bought a picture of 60008 from (I think) the NYMR. It was in the form of a table mat....sealed in a plastic envelope and cost almost nothing. When I got it home, I decided to frame it and it has hung on my wall ever since. Unfortunately, the colours have now faded and the picture is almost ruined. This is the only copy I have found so far....on Pinterest with no details. Does anyone know where I could get a new poster....approximately A3 in size? Thanks Ray
  21. Latest locomotive.. SWD sound chip fitted, speaker in boiler pointing towards the chimney and then lightly weathered. Welcome, Hornby A4 Merlin. regauged using etched chassis overlays and EM wheels by Mike Edge Baz
  22. I saw A4 60009 “Union of South Africa” on Thursday at Peterborough station and as I have a Bachmann A1 “Tornado” and a Hornby 60103 “Flying Scotsman”, I thought getting a A4 would nearly complete the set. Can I ask, which of the two make the best model of a A4?
  23. I'm wanting to do my Hachette A4 without Valances to represent 60014 Silver Link as she was just pre withdrawal. But the supplied tender is non-corridor and 60014 had a corridor tender at that time. I COULD build the Hachette one as a corridor type, with a bit of fiddling, but if there's anyone out there who built the Hachette FS as another member of the class and would like a swap to a non-corridor type, get in touch please. Mine's not constructed yet, and the partwork finishes for me in July, so I don't even have all the parts yet, but those I have are safely put away. I could be encouraged to build it for you if you wanted that. Thanks for looking.
  24. For a while now I have wanted to add to my collection one of the Gresley A4s in war time black since seeing one on the TMC site. Could not find one of the A4s in war time black anywhere ,so set about looking for a donor with wheels already in black. Now i am having Mallard 60022 transformed into Peregrine 4903 like the one i first saw. It was robhst who gave me the idea to have the A4 repainted with his Glossy A4 thread by the way great work Rob. I will post photos of the finished re-named Peregrine . D.R.M.
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