Here are two completely different engines but with the same parentage: designed by Dugald Drummond:
The ‘R’ 4-4-0T (designed by Drummond before he saw the light and came south to the LSWR) comes from an early Riceworks kit. It has Sharman wheels and a Mashima 1224 motor with Ultrascale 50:1 gears. Colin Gibbard made a new set of coupling rods for me in steel after I made a mess of the kit ones. I think LSWR Goods Green is a lovely colour for an engine, and so I moved the engine south and painted it thus, with help from the late Chris Kedgley. Robin Arkinstall made the plates for me with my mother’s name and the brass no 4 is her birthday. I had taken so many liberties with the livery and it seemed a nice idea.
‘The Bug’ is one of the late Bernard Baker’s beautiful scratchbuilt engines. It has Ultrascale wheels and (I think) a small Portescap motor. It’s quite beautifully painted and reminds us of a true gentleman and craftsman. I photographed it a few years ago on ‘Southwark Bridge’ where it continues to earn its keep at the regular running sessions.