B17 4-6-0 update 20 December 2016
The original plan for this engine was to offer it only as the B17 ‘Footballer’ with the 4200 gallon Group Standard Tender. Football and football clubs remain popular in Britain, but limiting the build to only the ‘Footballers’ seems a bit sad when so many of the other B17 locomotives, often with the smaller Great Eastern tenders, also had such attractive names. So we are conducting a major rethink as to the scope of this project and trying to gauge the level of interest in these other B17s and possibly even the B2s. We would very much appreciate those of you who are interested in this project contacting us about which locomotives you would like us to build.