Thursday 7 April 2022

Airfix 4F

A short ballast train trundles over the crossing at Catcott. The engine is an Airfix Midland 4F 0-6-0, bought from Beatties in 1982. Originally tender drive, around a decade ago I got ace loco fiddler Philip Hall to re-motor and re-chassis it to loco drive with Comet components. Phil did the clever bits, whilst I detailed up the loco, chopping off moulded bits and replacing them with bits of wire and brass followed by a repaint and light weathering. It’s a seriously great runner and has impressive hauling power, much of that being due to the fully compensated chassis, for every wheel touches the rail fully irrespective of how wonky my track is. Anyone spot the cat? 

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