After the response our recent blog post received regarding the forthcoming 00-9 Bug Boxes we thought we'd give you another insight into what to expect this coming Winter.
Early Preservation Livery
When the Ffestiniog Railway was reopened by preservationists in the 1960’s it adopted this green/cream and red livery for the coaching stock, including the Bug Boxes, which were still in frontline service. They did a lot of miles in this livery hauled by 0-4-0st ‘Prince’, which was also in frontline service and painted in the green livery that our upcoming ready to run model of it will be offered.
As built, during Queen Victoria’s reign, the coaches were painted in this elegant purple-brown with ivory panels. Some are now back in this livery as part of the Victorian train, which makes appearances on the Ffestiniog Railway during events and galas. As built the third class coaches only had three windows per side and this variation is represented on the model.
Looking ahead to 2020...
As if that wasn't enough we have a further two liveries planned for next year, The Colonel Stevens livery and The 1970s Cherry Red livery!
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