I purchased this ready made Connoisseur Loco recently, it is in LNER livery and numbered as a very early withdrawal – so no use to my BR(E) layout. I will need to re-livery and re-number as something more appropriate.
I spent about three hours researching the last two Locos of this class yesterday evening. They did make it to BR ownership, but not on the Eastern Region – they were on the Scottish region for nearly a year under BR at 65A. The Locos were allocated BR numbers but whether they where taken up is doubtful.
I now had a decision to make and after much thought I decided to change the livery to BR Black with the full ‘BRITISH RAILWAYS’ logo, and numbered 67093, one of the last two withdrawn. I can not ascertain whether this Loco actually appeared like this but using a little ‘modellers licence’ helps.