Walworth Models have made it known that they are producing a kit for the GNR Class J14 (LNER J53). This could be good news as the 921 series was one of the constituents of that class. The kit was pencilled in to go on sale at Telford last September, however, as is the way of these things, there has been some delay. A quick email to John Percival today revealed that he’s had the artwork amended (not a bad sign), and is waiting for the etched sheets to arrive as well as some of the castings.

I say ‘could be good news’ because I’ve not built any Walworth Models’ kits, so their fidelity to prototype is currently an unknown factor. I suspect the kit will retail at the same price as their J52 kit – currently £125 – so in the grand scheme of 7mm kits, not terribly expensive and probably worth a punt.

Also in development is a kit for the GNR J15, seen here which bodes well for a future segment of Basilica Fields.

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