Monday, 4 June 2012

Midnight Express

Here's the answer to all the questions we've been getting about what colour our new Linda will be turned out in.

Our Backwoods Penrhyn lady was liberated from the paint shop for the Railex weekend for some more running-in turns on Bron Hebog, seen here paired with sister, Blanche.

Linda wore this midnight blue livery through most of the 1990's, before being put back into lined Penrhyn black, and our model shows her in the short period when she was reunited with her proper chimney.

As the pictures clearly show, the paint job is not finished. There is more lining to go on and the model is yet to be varnished, which is why it is so ridiculously shiny.

As well as double-heading with Blanche we also recreated a recent WHR scene when Linda had to be paired with Criccieth Castle as emergency substitutes for a failed Garratt.


  1. Glenn Williams4 June 2012 at 18:08

    She only managed the 91' to 94' seasons in the midnight blue.

  2. Alright, I'll let you off with that one. Let's agree on 1/3rd of the 1990's. Anyway, shouldn't you be concentrating on making sure 108 is built differently to both 103 and 121?

    1. I hope it's not as for the first time i have done a full set of drawings of 121. :o)