Number 6115 "Scots Guardsman" in real life is one of only two of the original 70 Royal Scot Class 4-6-0's still in existence.
The first 50 of the original locomotives were built in 1927 by the North British Locomotive Company in less than a year - this
7¼ inch gauge model, which was completed in 2008, took nine years! All the original locomotives were rebuilt with tapered
boilers by Sir William Stanier commencing in 1943. Scots Guardsman was unique in being the only rebuilt locomotive to run with
the characteristic smoke deflectors for a few months late in 1947 whilst still being an L.M.S.R. locomotive, before the creation
of British Railways. As such the model is painted in the L.M.S.R. lined glossy black livery - a change from the more usual B.R. green.