News round-up (5), 2016

Did not know there are so many new build projects

New Build Steam

6880-at-warley-3 6880 at Warley – photos by Tim Easter, courtesy of the 6880 Society.

6880 Betton Grange
Betton Grange was in Birmingham over the last weekend in November, for display at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition. It was displayed with the copper cap to its chimney, brass whistles and safety valve bonnet, Grange 80 headboard and express lamps, all fitted once on site.

2999 Lady of Legend
Piping is the major focus of work on the Saint at present – or, as the latest news update puts it, “the many fiddly bits that take up a lot of time without a great deal to show for it.” The boiler from ‘Barry Ten’ member 2861 remains in the frames temporarily, as a template for the pipework.

45551 The Unknown Warrior
The Patriot project has published both a final engineering update for the year, and a message from chairman David Bradshaw, the…

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