- A minority of the D11/2’s had a curved handrail on the smokebox door and had the numberplate lowered to immediately above the opening handle. “Lord Glenallan” fell into this category.
This shot was taken before I realized that the smokebox door actually opens on this model and can be removed, thus making work on it much easier.
The 60079 numberplate is a spare and I was thinking I could use it if I found a way of replacing the “00” with “26”.
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- The smokebox door has now had the previously higher numberplate cut/filed away and also the handrail knobs removed.
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- The handrail knobs were pushed out from the back of the door.
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- The 60079 numberplate has had the “00” filed down and has been attached.
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- Attention was then switched to applying the name transfers. “Flora McIvor” donated the “LOR”, and “Clan Mckinnon” donated the “LAN”. Every other letter had to be individually cut out and applied.
Here I have reached the stage of having applied the new number and am in the throes of aligning the end of the name.
The camera is of course notoriously cruel for showing up the slightest blemish and the transfer film is evident – hopefully eventual weathering will cover it up!
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