The 1938 period is now in full swing with the second loco now ready for the layout. Gresley A1 2571 ‘SUNSTAR’ of Gateshead. I performed a similar treatment as I did on Galtee More, but tried to do some different variations.
This view shows the new reach rod to depict a North British locomotive which I added from the Brassmaster A1/A3 detailing etch, plus the removal of Doncaster works plate
on the smoke box as the donor loco was a Doncaster build.
This photo is purely to compare with the link below from flickr of a pre war photo of the real loco at York,
which I used as the basis for my weathering.
2571 at York pre war
The greatest asset for me with this period, is the book LNER locomotives in colour 1936-1948 and ‘The Big Four in Colour’
This book has a great number of photos taken, in the 1937-1938 period and a number on York Shed. Loco examples such as D17, D20, B15, C6, C7 plus others all shown in beautiful colour. Great basis for weathering….just need to build the kits now!