My latest O9 loco is complete and I’ve called it ‘Freestone’.
The build wasn’t as straightforward as I’d hoped. I had to sand down the loco half way through construction because the first primer / paint combination I used didn’t work.
I must admit, I nearly gave up. Then I remembered Phil Parker saying it’s always worth completing a model because you learn something from the process. His words saved the unfinished loco from spending it’s life in the back of a drawer.
What did I learn? Top learning would be to try a new primer and paint on a scrap of plastic before using it on a model! Plus, perhaps, persistence pays off. I rather like the loco, but I don’t think it’s destined to be one of my favourites.
You can read the full build here.