Project 1 – Renumber a locomotive
Generally speaking, I’m not one to hanker for a particular running number. As long as it’s the class I want, in the livery I want, then I’m happy. However, there are a couple of honourable exceptions, particularly Gresley ‘B17’ No. 61666, named after two-time European champions Nottingham Forest. Sadly, Hornby hasn’t yet offered one of its new ‘B17s’ with that name, choosing instead, No. 61665 Leicester City. Creating my favourite ‘B17’ is a really easy process thanks to Olivia’s Trains re-naming/renumbering packs. Suitably armed, complete with a ‘B17’ from Rails of Sheffield, I set about turning a ‘Footballer’ into the team for me.
To complete the renumbering, this is what I used: ordinary vehicle T-cut, clear and matt varnishes, plenty of cotton buds, a cocktail stick, tweezers and a paintbrush. Make sure you have a bin close by so you have somewhere to throw the used cotton buds.