Rose Grove's 45447 ready for service.
|The hand-painted 10F shedcode and mis-matched headlamps were eye-catching details from a number of prototype images of 45447, which lasted almost to the very end of BR steam in 1968.|
My Hornby 'Black Five' project is now complete, with the finished model photographed and ready for active service. I'm chuffed with the outcome, especially as I veered from my usual detailing methods in a couple of areas. The rivetted front bufferbeam - created using waterslide rivet strips - is particularly satisfying, as are the scratchbuilt cylinder covers and drain pipes.
I could have gone a bit further with a few elements, such as the weathering and the addition of a few other small detail fittings. But overall, I think it's turned out OK. You can see the full demo - along with an extended article on the Stanier 5MT 4-6-0s - in the next issue of Model Rail magazine (Issue 251), on sale 2nd August.