LEGO Bulleid Merchant Navy Class
The Merchant Navy class was designed by Oliver Bulleid for the Southern Railway, and introduced many novel features to a British locomotive. However, many of these innovations proved troublesome, so the class were subsequently rebuilt by British Railways to a more conventional design. My model represents the rebuilt version.
This is my second attempt at modelling the M.N class, after an older model that I wasn't happy with. The main improvements have been redesigning the boiler and cab. I've also produced some 3D-printed wheels to represent the distinctive 'boxpok' design of the prototype.
My model represents No. 35005 'Canadian Pacific', which is preserved at the Mid-Hants railway. At the time of writing, it is currently under overhaul at Eastleigh works.