Coals to Newcastle

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I appreciate the blog’s been quiet over the last day or two, but here you see the reason.
Although it still requires a number and shed plate for the smokebox and possibly some can doors, the J27 is now essentially complete and ready for traffic. Some typical North Eastern Region hopper wagons are being prepared just now so 65855, as the model is now will have an authentic train to match.
Whilst not directly relevant to my usual ScR interests, this loco and associated train are a little nod to my long standing interest in the North Eastern, itself a spin off from those happy days at Berwick I mentioned before.
Anyway 65855 is a North Blyth loco which in the 1960s would have worked in the Morpeth and North Tyne/Redesdale areas.
As she was one of my first ‘self builds’, I’m pleased she has taken so successfully to her new lease of life. Hopefully she’ll get a chance to show us what she can do on Wharfeside before too long!

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About maxstafford60093

Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!
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10 Responses to Coals to Newcastle

  1. Dave Franks says:

    Just gorgeous Dave.

  2. Terry says:

    Looking good Dave. A proper goods engine! How is your recovery going? Will you make it to the next meet at Elsdon on the 5th July? If so please bring this along!

    Terry

    • Coming along just fine Terry. Pretty much doing all the non-heavy day to day stuff now though it’ll be a few weeks yet before I’m released to main line traffic.
      I’ll certainly be at Elsdon in July.
      I’ll bring this loco and something else that’s got your name on it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  3. iak1963 says:

    Mmmmmmm.
    Very tasty beastie, it has a look to it.

  4. Dave Rigg says:

    Cracking work Dave up to your usual exceptional standards

  5. David Thorpe says:

    Really excellent, Dave – looks just the part. Do you just use a rattle-can spray for the base black before weathering?

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