I have finished the restoration of the B12/3. Its transformation from a rather tatty LNER livery to an early BR livery is complete.
I chose 61516 as it was a Cambridge (31A) engine and in this condition circa 1954. I did not ‘chicken’ out of lining this loco – I simply wanted something a bit different from an early engine.
I added the air pipes, steam pipes and screw couplings. I gave the model a coat of Railmatch ‘satin’ varnish – weathering will follow in time.
Thoroughly enjoyed this project. Buying loco’s that others have given up on, can be worth looking at as a restoration project.
Note to self – must clean the finger print off the lens !!!!