For a while now I have wanted to model a class 83 electric loco and with some scale drawings I have at long last been able to start this project. This model started out as a hornby class 86 body shell that was seriously butchered. First the shell was shortened by removing a section from the centre then the cab roofs were carefully removed and re-positioned further forward. Holes were cut into the sides for the new grills and windows before the old detail was covered with milliput. The corners of the cab fronts were also cut and packing pieces put in to obtain that raked back look of the early AC locos.   

A Roco chassis has recently been acquired for this loco that has also been repainted into IC exc livery.