William Stanier retired in 1944 an in 1947 the railways were nationalised. At about the time that the London Midland Region of British Railways was beginning to wonder whther the unique 6202 (now 46202) made economic sense as a one-off, a small toy company was creating an equally stunning revolution in its workshops in Richamond, Surrey.
The company was Rovex and it was manufacturing a train set in moulded plastic.
The very early coaches, as well as being hopelessly short in scale, were famed for warping. fbb had two such in his first ever second hand train set.
It was getting better but still at least one inch short of scale length. Ultimately it acquired see-through wheels.
Suffice it to say that the London Midland Region rebuilt the Turbomotive as a conventional cylinder driven loco and named it Princess Anne.
Time Traveller's Tweet
From a home in Wigan, brought back from 2050 by a certain Dr Who.
"That's the last of those I bought way back in March 2020"