Monday, October 06, 2014
A tiny J70
According to the packet of this kit, it's for a "Toby J70/Y6". Interesting that Thameshead Models think that we hard core chuffer builders will associate the design with the Rev W Awrdy's books before we think of the LNER prototype!
The 2mm scale kit is a simple whitemetal model designed to fit on a Lima motor bogie. A neat piece of design is that the sides are double-sided. Since the loco is not symmetrical along the centre axis - the cylinders are at one end, all the modellers has to do is use the inside out on one side and the result will be accurate (that doesn't make sense I think.).
Other parts are fiddly, small and not very cleanly cast. Feting the buffers will be an act of sculpture but never mind, for the purposes I have bought this for, it's not going to be examined too closely.