OO WORKS IS BACK ON HOME GROUND
OO Works is to return to its roots with its next release. Having dabbled in Midland, Eastern and, most recently, Irish prototypes, the company is, arguably, best known for producing Southern locomotives.
It has chosen the LSWR ‘D15’ 4‑4‑0, ten of which were built in 1912 to what turned out to be Dugald Drummond’s last design. They were superheated by Drummond’s successor Robert Urie in 1915‑1917, which helped to emphasise their somewhat ungainly looks. But the ‘D15’ was a successful design, and they were not withdrawn until 1951‑1956. Tooling work has already started on the new model.
OO Works is to produce three liveries, with two different chimney types. The ‘D15’ will also sport a new coreless motor. Price: From £275.00. Availability: OO Works, Brendon, Langham Road, Robertsbridge East Sussex TN32 5DT. Web: www.ooworks.co.uk