Models Kit of the 9F. Not an easy kit but everything
fits together okay. A few things to watch for:
Instructions are fine, plenty of info but don't
necessarily follow the order of construction. A lot
of items are easier to fit before others are fitted.
Make cylinders and motion brackets removable. (This
has to be done to a lot of other manufacturer's kits.)
Most castings are lost wax and some offer lost wax
and white metal, But some of the injector parts are white
metal only. These were replaced by lost wax parts
from Ragstone Models, As these would be more sturdy.
92047 is ready to work Bidston - Shotton Iron Ore Trains.
Mr Andrews again
with one of his original Royal Scots. This is
'Cameronian' in hybrid LMS with BR markings. Painted by
A David Andrews
kit of Churchwards' lovely 47xx. Beautiful but i'm
unpainted and painted views. A DJH kit.
An early Mallard
kit, built as a D15 in early BR livery. Walsall
wheels, Premier motor and gearbox, American pick up.
80098 - A MOK
2-6-4 tank. lovely to build, with plenty of pipework
to fit into place. Beautifully painted by Warren
A GNR single by
Swanage Models. This was an unusual loco to build but
it was well designed and went together well. It's off to the
painters next then reassembly with as much lead as we can
A Piercy kit of
a J27. This kit is mostly white metal but the castings
are superb and it went together like a dream. Split frame
and split axles provide perfect pick up.
An ACE kit of a K4,
finished in LNER green as 'Cameron of Lochiel'. Painted
by Dennis Morley.
kit of LNWR 'Prince of Wales'. No problems building
this one. Painted in LNWR livery by Dennis Morley.
A Mercian Models
Super D with Slaters motor and gearbox. Painted by
A Judith Edge
model of North Eastern electris loco No. 13. This kit
came as just the etchings so I had to source axle box
castings etc and fabricate the sand boxes.
This J63 0-6-0
tank is a GP Models kit. A delight to build. The
well designed slat and tab system worked perfectly, just
like the MOK system. The balance beam suspension gives
100% pick up so this lovely little engine does'nt falter.
A Finney kit of
a Duchess. Very nice to build and off to Warren
Heywood for its BR green livery. It will emerge as
'Duchess of Sutherland'. Page 4