Picked up a Hornby 0-4-0 a couple of years ago at a local auction, because it had been named 'Hailsham' (my home town).
Since then, it's just sat in a box pending a decision on what to do - I was originally going to take the plates off and bin the body, but there's only one thing seriously wrong with it, so it seems a waste. It then went on eBay, once completing without a buyer, and the second time withdrawn by me with 3 hours to go (again without a bidder).
Can you guess yet?
That paint job. It's awful, and I'm not sure what to do about it. Looking at the catalouge number on the bottom, it used to be a 'Crewe & District Quarries' liveried loco, and you can see the blue showing through in places.
The chassis looks fine, and they usually run well. I'd like to reuse the plates if possible but It's obviously going to need stripping of the paint before I repaint it - but what with? - and perhaps more to the point, what did it do to deserve*that*?!
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