Despite a lack of postings here I have been busy with various modelling projects, chiefly the 57xx pannier which is nearing completion (at long last). I must confess it was almost a shame to paint it as it looked rather spiffing in burnished brass but it wouldn't be much use in that state! Some pictures will follow just as soon as the painting and weathering is complete.
For now, here are a couple of views of the Dean Forest Railway's pannier (with the later cab style as opposed to the earlier pattern on my model).
9681 cautiously approaches the crossing at Whitecroft with the 14:30 from Parkend on Sunday 18th April.
9681 is seen again backing onto its train at Parkend ready to head back to Norchard with the 16:00 service, the final train of the day.
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