This 4mm. finescale etched nickel-silver kit-built BR (Ex.GNR/LNER) Class D3 4-4-0 tender locomotive currently in primer paintwork is believed to have been intended to be finished in LNER green livery as out-shopped in January 1950 with BR early emblems and running number 62000. Prototypically, the locomotive originally went into service with running number 727 in 1897 and was rebuilt to Class D3 configuration in 1916. The cab was altered in 1935. Thompson instructed the locomotive running number be changed to 2000 in October 1946. The number changed to 62000 in January 1950 but the green livery was retained. The intention was to use the locomotive for hauling Officer’s special trains.
The model is in very good running order and condition with a high level of detailing (including shovels mounted on the tender). The body is built from etched nickel-silver, whilst the engine chassis is white-metal with brass collars for the axles. The wheelsets are Romford and the motor is open-framed in good running order. The tender body & frames are all etched nickel-silver. The coupling mounted on the rear of the tender can be easily unbolted for removal purposes. The locomotive buffers are sprung brass, whilst the tender buffers are un-sprung brass. The model has a good quality box for transport/storage purposes.