O Gauge F7 Updated

This is the result of a complete repaint and a move in livery of about 20 years. This Loco lasted until November 1948 – so just lasted into the British Rail Era, But even although it was allocated a BR number, it did not receive this livery. This Loco was then in Scotland and they did some modifications to it, namely remove the Westinghouse Brake and Piping as well as the bunker extensions.

So there we have it a completely fictional Loco – the first time I have ever done this.

Holden F7 2-4-2T in O Gauge

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decided to change the livery to BR Black with the full ‘BRITISH RAILWAYS’ logo, and numbered 67093, one of the last two withdrawn.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.

Loco Sand Wagons BR(E)

This is a tale of two Loco 7T Sand Wagons in O gauge. The first one was purchased as a kit at an O Gauge ‘meet up’ at Bury St Eds. last year. I duly passed it to Graham for assembly. It has now arrived back for me to finish, it will become number 600023 a Ipswich wagon that lasted until about 1962, and was used to top up Diesel Loco’s as well as the earlier Steam Loco’s.

I saw the second wagon on the Steamline Website for sale and purchased it as it was again a locally based wagon at Yarmouth Vauxhall. Both Wagons were made from Connoisseur Kits by Jim McGeown.