Austerity Measures – the last post

This is a marvellous article that shows what can be done to improve the venerable 00 scale Austerity model by Hornby/Dapol.

The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews

While my commute has been extended dramatically due to the line being missing between Dover and Folkestone I finally have an opportunity to get some more words down about my Austerity.

Since Stoating I had swapped and sold the old fleet of austerities to Chris. So when the planning was finalised on ‘Top Shed’ it suddenly became obvious I didn’t have a single austerity down in Deal. So although I can call on the old stoating fleet at Exhibitions I still thought it prudent to have one by the seaside.

I’ve tried not to model an exact prototype, and this will continue throughout the locos for the NCB pool as they need to remain generic of location and time as much as possible. The plan with Top Shed is that the BR locos that make an appearance will vary, from my incoming NBR J37, through to a BFYE class 71…

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