To celebrate the return of A4's 60008 and 60010 for Mallard 75, this is LNER A4 pacific 4468 'Mallard' in 1985 condition and 1988 condition, when she was brought back in steam.
I was taken as a baby to see Mallard when it appeared in York without most of its streamline casing.I have no recollection of the day.But I have been told I was definately there when Mallard emerged out of the NRM
'Tis a thing of beauty, my favourite train. You've captured her well. Are your drawings to scale?
They are to scale, though what the scale is, I can't remember :')
Excellent. I'm planning how to make wooden toy versions of the Mallard (possibly other A4s as well, but the cover of Blur's Modern Life is Rubbish isn't a great design for nothing) so this is very helpful.
what a lady
I just love Mallard))) No idea about the specifications or anything, but it looks gorgeous))
When did Mallard look like that in the above illustration? I know Sir Nigel Gresley looked like that in overhaul.
In 1985, in the North Yard at York
Ah, well I be...
Why is the whistle just in front of the smokestack?
nice to see inside
One wonders whenever she will run again...
Gresley....you magnificent Bastard I READ YOUR BOOK!
Thanks I'll have all the preserved A4's in current condition in my latest version of the A4 uploaded today
Not often what you get to see behind the skin of these machines, let alone any other streamliner, exemplary work! ^_^
this is way beyond cool (: