Continuing on my thread of improved models, lead’s me on to Southern Railway olive green N Class 1824, from Bachmann. I love these locomotives, both in model and prototype form. The model is a good runner, although the tender occasionally derails. DCC fitting was fairly simple, though space for a decoder is tight. Following these instructions is all you need do… http://www.bromsgrovemodels.co.uk/bachmannndccinstr.htm
I spent some time picking out cab details and I’m very happy with the result (see below). I also have BR Black model of preserved N class 31874. Unfortunately the preserved prototype is out of service at the Mid-Hants Railway and a long way from running any time soon. Hopefully it will be pulled into the works in the near future so it can be seen in steam again, in the meantime I’ll watch my model!