Tuesday, 7 October 2014

90 ALMOST FINISHED

DRS Class 90 just needs a few finishing touches.


My upgraded Hornby Class 90, using a new detail kit from PH Designs, is almost ready for service. Just the glazing and the rooftop conductor/insulators need fitting, along with the headlight lenses. The DRS transfers, from R3Sprays went on a treat and, although it's perhaps not the most innovative livery, the shade of blue certainly suits the outline of the loco. This is definitely the more interesting side of the 90, with there being no room for the 'Compass' logo on the opposite side!

As usually happens when I dip my toes into modelling the contemporary railway scene, I read the other week that Virgin's 'Pretendolino' set - which the DRS Class 90 is contracted to haul - is being withdrawn soon, so I wonder what will happen to 90034...? Nothing seems to stay the same for long on the privatised railway.

Look out for a demo on how this loco was finished in the next issue of Model Rail (MR202), on sale October 23rd.

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