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60061 Pretty Polly

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:55 pm
by boeing757
Hi,
I glimpsed this loco from a bus as it passed under the bridge at Finsbury Park in 1960/61. It was the first A3 I had seen and I fell in love with that engine there and then. I now have time to model the locos from then and have an A3 in 7mm that I want to make as 61. It must have a double chimney for that era and I want her in ex works condition, so when was she last repainted and did she have small or trough deflectors. I like the A3 in either form and I’m sure I saw her in both forms so. Ex works for the last time small or trough?
Thanks
Bob

Re: 60061 Pretty Polly

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:31 pm
by JASd17
Bob this topic should help.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=4393

I note you contributed to the thread.

60061 had a last general repair early in 1962 ex-works 3/2/62. It did have trough deflectors, from that date.

John

Re: 60061 Pretty Polly

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:22 pm
by boeing757
John
I’d forgotten this previous thread!
I now have a dilemma, model her in final form or as I first saw her with small wing deflectors. She does look very clean in the post above mine on the previous thread.
Sorry about the amnesia!
Bob

And my thanks

Re: 60061 Pretty Polly

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:48 pm
by ArthurK
boeing757 wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Hi,
I glimpsed this loco from a bus as it passed under the bridge at Finsbury Park in 1960/61. It was the first A3 I had seen and I fell in love with that engine there and then. I now have time to model the locos from then and have an A3 in 7mm that I want to make as 61. It must have a double chimney for that era and I want her in ex works condition, so when was she last repainted and did she have small or trough deflectors. I like the A3 in either form and I’m sure I saw her in both forms so. Ex works for the last time small or trough?
Thanks
Bob
Does this help?
Book5 50_2.jpg
60061 Pretty Polly - KX 1963 (?)

Re: 60061 Pretty Polly

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:27 am
by boeing757
Thank you, a lovely photo of a lovely engine.
I have decided to model her in the condition I first saw her so small deflectors. I shall defend her pristine condition by claiming the cleaners were allocated a chunk of overtime.
Best wishes