For the past week I have been working on a Trax 13 class that has been sitting in the cupboard for a while. The requirement for the little tank loco comes from its prototype use on Pictons loop line hauling a mixed goods with HCX in tow. From the photos I have available it seems 1307 & 1311 spent much of their time in Picton during the fifties. As I already have a 13 numbered 1307 I thought now would be a good time to paint and number the spare, 1311. The problem with painting 1311 along with most of the class is that they are lined around tanks and cab. I have never lined a steam loco before and the task was somewhat daunting.
I am overall happy with the result though I think the corner radius may be a little large?
Now for a little numbering, weathering (mainly to hide the mistakes) and to add pickups to the mech. I am looking forward to having the 13 run on Picton, one day!!!!