LMB019. A very good kitbuilt model of a BR ex-LMS Fowler ‘Crab’ 2-6-0 No. 42700. This is in BR lined black with late crest and shedplate 8H (Birkenhead). It is probably from a Chowbent kit and fitted with solid cast wheels and a Buhler type motor. Good cab detail. Slightly clunky in reverse but I will try to resolve that (although the prototypes were very clunky with that inclined valve gear). Lightly used. The prototype was into service from Horwich Works in June 1926 and withdrawn from Birkenhead in March 1966 (my local shed at the time so I will have seen it many times). The good news is that it was preserved for the National Collection. RESERVED.