Will this Maybach-powered industrial loco work again?
After a couple of days' work on the painting and weathering, this little loco is finished and ready to pose on my colliery layout. Depicting an out-of-use National Coal Board locomotive, it looks like it is being slowly stripped of parts to keep other members of the fleet working. The tarpaulin over the missing roof section needs re-fastening and the windows have been boarded over to remove temptation from the local hoodlums.
I'm really thrilled with how this model has turned out. It took the best part of a week to complete and cost the princely sum of £25 for the Dapol loco and the engine kits, plus a few other odds and ends, many of which were improvised from scrap material.
A full step-by-step demo of this project features in the next issue of Model Rail magazine, out on 15 Feb.