next U Gears model
engine is a right fiddle
Wait 'til you try getting the piston rings in.
Not really model making but nearest fit.
Received this morning one of English Electric’s finest, Class 55 Deltic.
D9003 Pinza in 1961 original livery was introduced to Finsbury Park depot. Made by Accurascale who are fairly new to the market and shaking it up in terms of quality and pricing compared to others.
It’s one of the most detailed models I have ever had and comes with sound and lights which I will try to capture later. I do need to fit etched nameplates, work plates and front pipework, need need time and a steady hand for that so suspect next weekend.
I remeber watching Deltics going through New Barnet station in the 80’s. They made a very distinctive sound.
They certainly do with there twin engines designed originally for torpedo boats
What scale is that?
Edit, by scale i mean gauge
Yes 00 or 1:76.2
Also recognised this as a Deltic - Fairy sure that I have seen all of them - All my spotting books now lost shame.
My books are also long gone. Only managed 20 out of 22 as the two had been scrapped when I started. Not bad though for someone based in Manchester and only the occasional visit to York or Doncaster to see them.
The only one I didn’t see was 55001 St Paddy.
Yes that and 55020 Nimbus.