Just a quick update on the semi-fictional NCB Class 08 project: the model's now complete (apart from 3-link couplings) and ready for service on Maudetown Colliery. This has been an enjoyable, albeit an indulgent, project and NCB No.17 Iron Maiden looks well at home amongst the rakes of NCB and BR mineral wagons. The NCB lettering and numbers are from a Fox Transfers decal sheet for wagons and, strictly speaking, the loco should have cream coloured lettering (as seen on the Class 14 below). But, it's my layout - so there!!
The shade of blue may not be quite the same, but the 'Gronk' makes a good stable mate for my Hattons/Heljan Class 14.