We are very pleased to report that our long and thorough project to rebuild and restore LMS CCT No.37071 back to its James Bond “Octopussy” filming appearance is now complete! The externally finished vehicle has now been handed over to others who have kindly offered to complete the interior fit-out to the required standard. In the process this frees us, as the Wagon Group, to commence work on our main focus of refurbishing and restoring vehicles for the demonstration/photographic running rake, with particular emphasis on the 12-ton vans, in order to gradually reintroduce the NVR BR van train as time and funds allow. This latter point is particularly important at the current time, especially being something of a ‘non-essential’ project, so if you’re interested in sponsoring the restoration of, or part of, a van (or two, or more – no upward limit!) then please contact us via e-mail or our new Facebook page, or come to see us when we’re on site.
The full complement of lettering and whitewall tyres as worn by these vehicles in the “Octopussy” circus train sequences.
Side door ironmongery is now complete, the finishing touch to the exterior (apart from a good clean to remove the dust!)