For the eighteenth 071 on Tara junction I chose to model the recently refurbished locomotive 0117072,
The loco was originally in black and silver livery-so a repaint was necessary, and transfers were purchased from the Railtec range,
I also purchased a sound chip from Mr Soundguy which has the excellent Real drive feature and is a real pleasure to operate-Thanks to Keith and Eamonn for the test drive of his loco on his layout at the Wexford exhibition last Easter,..
Here are a few photos of the loco being examined before entering traffic at the MPD and in the company of 071,073,080,082,083,077,229,215,220 and visiting NIR 112.
After the loco underwent some static testing the shed foreman is seen signing the release to traffic form and handing it to the locomotive fleet controller.