Regarding my model of 36001 Leader, I drew inspiration for it from Len Vass's article in Railway Modeller a few years ago, but chose to model mine using two Lima 55 bodyshells. The cab ends are cut from plasticard and the roof profile built up with filler. The chassis was a bit more difficult, the outer frames being soldered up from brass to contain a Lima 6 wheeled motor bogie. Obviously, the holes in the chassis and gears had to be reamed out to 1/8" to accomodate the Markits Bulleid wheelsets. All in all it was a fascinating project to research and build.

text and photo from Kim Durose


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