I've got my hands on a Dapol Class 04 kit after looking for a 'scenery' shunter that can just sit in a siding and do nothing* - the parts are moulded in black plastic, and a transfer sheet has running numbers D2277 and D2300 and BR lion-and-wheel logos. Here's the question: Would anyone know if either D2277 and D2300 were delivered in BR black or green? I'd like to get out of painting it if possible, and that's my choice of numbers on the transfer sheet, complete with lion-and-wheel logos. Not knowing a great deal about the late 50s
- - While my layout can cover anything from BR blue era to present day, and much of my stock is sectorised BR or privatised depending on what I feel like running on a particular day, there is a depot on the layout that has been known to hire in preserved or industrial shunters from time to time, hence it having a preserved green 06 and a soon-to-be-delivered 04. :) I've got the aforementioned 06 and a small fleet of 08s to handle actual shunting, but there's always one or two shunters in depots not doing anything, and the 04 kit was only £5.19.
Anyone know the liveries of said 04s? TIA!
--*** *** Updating regularly throughout 2004 Rich Mackin (rich-at-richmackin.co.uk)