GWR Large Prairie 5176

I bought a Martin Finney kit for this class of loco around 1996. However, when this completed model in P4 came up on ebay it was too good to resist.

It will need some work to get it how I want. Birkenhead loco 5176 was ex-works in May 1951 so this seems an appropriate condition for a Martin Finney kit.

I'll need to strip the paint off the body, remove the bunker side steps and replace all the number and shed plates. The livery will be clean black, large early logo and red numberplates.

The loco I started earlier from an Airfix RTR body will now be a weathered 4126. Progress on this can be seen here.