time to take another step in my European tour...
...time to visit the United Kingdom...
...with the Class 23 D5909
The Class 23 is a diesel-electric locomotive powered with a special kind of engine (designed by D. Napier &. Son) where the cylinders were disposed in a three bank triangle with a delta shape (also called Deltic: the merge of Delta and Electric)
The diesel engine was a single, half-sized version of those used in the more powerful Class 55 "Deltic" locomotives, and the overall design and external appearance of the Class 23 was also similar to the Class 55, but much shorter, leading to their nickname of "Baby Deltic"
The most challenging part of this locomotive was to approximate the curved profile of the roof and at the same time insert in the main body the battery pack and the 9 Volt battery for the lights (that can never be missing on my models )
I also wanted to combine two beautiful VGA cars with this English locomotive.
These wagons are a replica of the beautiful work done by Hod Carrier
The result is amazing with that nice contrast between blue/yellow and red/gray!
Enjoy the show
See you next month in a new European state!