On Mar 8, 7:15 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The only trouble is that it is so complex, I found that I spent ages
worrying if I was making the best decision.
Whereas in the past I might have voted for a B16, now I wonder if I
should vote for a B16/3 because it would be more relevant to the
timescale of my layout, but would I be spreading the vote too thinly?
This applies to many other loco classes.
Does that make sense?
On the 8 Mar 2009, email@example.com wrote:
Which period are you modelling? The majority of B16s were never
rebuilt so they're good for pretty much any period post-grouping - NER
built 38 and LNER a further 32 so anyone modelling pre-grouping would
have to be careful. Class breakdown:-
B16/1 to end - 46. Last withdrawl Sept' 1961
Rebuilt to B16/2 - 7 engines. Last withdrawl July 1964
Rebuilt to B16/3 - 17 engines. Last withdrawl June 1964
B16/1 number 925 was destroyed during WW2.
RCTS Locomotives of the LNER Volume 2B and Yeadon's Register of
Locomotives Volume 17 are excellent references for this class.
The B16/1 would be a pretty attractive candidate for an RTR model as
the only kit I'm aware of is the DJH one which is rather old now and a
bit basic by modern standards. IIRC, the B16/3 one is newer.
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