In the hustle and bustle leading up to the launch at the MRSI's October show, a couple of the IR loco numbers got mixed up. They couldn't be left as they were, as 024 was withdrawn while still in Supertrain livery, while 051 had non-standard detailing which would not be economical to tool. Apologies for the confusion!
This GNR T2 tank loco visited the shop for some upgrades- breaks, pick-ups, and wheel weights.
Body off and a bit of a survey being carried out.
With drawings done the parts were cut out in .5mm brass- wheel weights, break hangers n bars.
All cleaned up with the Tufnol break shoes ready to go on.
Main pick-ups upgraded with .4mm NS wipers and break stuff being soldered on.
Nice little set of cast brass break shoes soldered on the bogie truck.
.4mm NS wiper pick-ups installed under the bogie truck.
Chassis up and running.
Body back on and its off to the owner and paint shop.
I am an early to mid 80s' man up to Mk 3 era so am really interested.
Haven't ordered yet as was waiting to decide what to do so I will definitely buy 2 plough in CIE finish.
Likewise with the Tara's I have held off. Not so much by the colour but by the roof.