A scratch build from my own patterns this model is to S7 standards and will be depicted as running in the mid 1950’s.
This locomotive was re-built during 1957 with an up-rated boiler only to be withdrawn from service and scrapped in 1958.
Wheels were processed on the lathe using castings from Walsall Model Industries, driven through an ABC gearbox with a Mashima motor.
It is fitted with fully working inside motion ( conjugated valve gear) on the center cylinder.
Coupling and con-rods are milled from patterns on the profile miller out of nickel-silver plate.
All axles have sprung horn blocks/axle bearings, with the bogie having side control springs.
After the model was given it’s livery colour, the lining was applied with a Haff lining pen using Humbrol enamels.
Decals are from Fox Transfers.