Apologies for the lack of updates recently. I’m pleased to say that the ‘T9’ is ready for release and is available NOW! I’m extremely proud of the add-on and I hope you enjoy the ‘T9’ as well.
There are around 50 individual locomotive models, over 20 individual tenders and around 25 different liveries.
One of the challenges that I’ve not faced before while building an add-on is the differences in the cab size and splasher arrangement. 51 ‘T9s’ had narrow cabs and initially, the sandboxes were combined with the front splasher. 15 had wide cabs with the sandboxes located in between the frames. The 51 narrow cab locomotives were later modified with the sandboxes relocated in between the frames.
Royal engine No. 119 was given a number of special repaints and these are included in the add-on. Additionally, in 1935 No. 119 was fitted with an organ pipe whistle and, in May 1948 a deep toned hooter was fitted. While no recordings exist for these whistles, I’ve tried to recreate what they would have sounded like.
The LSWR Green, Maunsell Green and BR Black liveries carried by No. 120 in preservation are also included. In fact, there are two versions of the BR Black livery, as during its 2009 overhaul, the top lamp iron on No. 30120 was modified.
I’ve decided to make the 56 page manual available on the website, so you can have a read before you purchase. LINK
If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in touch.
Work has already re-started on the Lord Nelson and I hope to show you the progress on the tenders very soon.
Until next time …