KNIGHTWING DIESEL SHUNTER
After leaving the narrow gauge stock to cure overnight, I felt like I was on a roll and started on a Knightwing Models kit that I've had lying around for years. After rooting around, I also found a Black Beetle of almost the correct wheelbase. Hopefully, once it's all finished, you won't be able to notice the 1mm discrepancy between the axle centres.
With a view to creating another shunting loco for Maudetown Colliery, this delightful kit should really look the part. I've already upgraded the buffers with turned brass replacements (A1 Models) and etched backplates (Shawplan) and am wondering what other small additions I can make. However, the kit offers everything from handrails, cab interior and flush glazing, so it might not need much extra investment. Perhaps most important, though, is the choice of colour scheme - as a break from the ubiquitous NCB blue of the rest of my fleet, I'm tempted with a bright yellow finish...
|With the motor bogie temporarily fitted, the loco has been happily chugging up and down my test track.