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Revisiting a few locos

I have decided to revisit a few locos that I have found out a little more about since i did them.  The lineup is as follows.


A few class 50s had some subtle variations from the rest of the fleet.  A lot of class 50 fans will know that 50050 didn’t have the horizontal handrails on the nose front but 50033 lacked the vertical ones at the no. 1 end.  This will be a quick fix.  I have also discovered that 50007 (which I havent done) had a dropped cab at one end.  Anyone fancy cutting a cab off, filing it a smidge and sticking it back on to represent this feature?


Ive never been that happy with this one as subsequent late body 25’s that I did had the Bachmann bodies mated with the Silver Fox cabs.  288 is all Silver fox so I plan to cut the cabs off and bring it to a consistent standard to the others. It will also become a 25/9 which fits my period.


A few things to do on this one.  The central window is too small and needs to be deepened.  I will replace the roof fan with a Shawplan/EE one and the bodyside grills had hinges on one side only.  Also I need to add in the extra ‘triangle’ that 059 carried on the body side. Finally I will improve the cabside windows.  I am hoping I can avoid a repaint on this one.

To read my original Class 25 detailing article click here