Rob Pulham Posted January 8 Share Posted January 8 I said that I would start a thread on Albergman's P2 thread, it took a little longer than anticipated.. Despite being an LNER modeller during the grouping years (1923-1948) The two locos currently in progress are both LMS locos, albeit when I set out building the 8F in 2009/2010 the plan was to finish it as an LNER 06, one of those built for the War Department and loaned to the LNER for the duration. However last year I bought the full sized Hooter/Whistle off 8F 8425 which was another wartime build but this one was built by the Great Western for the War Department but it was always planned to be returned to the LMS. My good lady who bought the 8F kit for me as a gift suggested that I might finish it as 8425 instead so that's what I intend to do. As the title says the 8F is a Modern Outline Kit (MOK) and is all nickel silver etches with many brass castings and a few whitemetal ones. The Princess Royal which is to be built as 6206 Princess Marie Louise one of the production batch of locomotives depicted in the late 1930's just after she was fitted with a coal pusher tender from a David Andrews kit. The gent that I am building it for paid extra to have all the etches done in nickel so it's quite unusual that I am building two nickel kits at the same time as many loco kits are etched brass rather than nickel. Both kits are 7mm scale (1:43) O Gauge and as they have both been in progress for some time it's not my intention to back track but to document where I go to from recent works. As I will be flicking backwards and forwards between the two I will clearly label the post so that it's clear which one the post relates to. 4 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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