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Locomotives That Will Be Used


DanInHisDen

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As this is a model railway, I need some engines. I have been thinking about what engines will be used and have come to the conclusion that I should look to the Colonel Stephens Railways for inspiration. The locomotives that were mainly used were Ex - Mainline engines (I.E LB&SCR A1 Class 'Terriers', LSWR 282 Class 'Ilfracombe Goods') so his railways will be my inspiration.

 

The Locos that I have chosen are:

  • No. 1 An Ex - ROD Porter 0-6-0T called 'Shropshire'.
  • No. 2 Ex - GE&SER J33 Class 0-4-2 called 'Archimedes'.
  • No. 3 A Peckett W4 0-4-0 called 'Shamrock'.
  • No. 4 Ex - LB&SCR A1X Class 0-6-0T (Formerly No. 47 'Cheapside') called 'Athena'.
  • No. 5 Ex - LB&SCR E1 Class 0-6-0T  (Formerly No. 98 Marseilles) called 'Princess Emma Walton'.
  • No. 6 Ex - LMS 2P 4-4-0 called 'Lady of the Lake'
  • No. 7 Ex - DRB BR89.2 0-6-0 'Rhine'
  • No. 8  Manning, Wardle & Company Works No. 1624 'Modeus'
  • No. 9 Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST 'Captain Birdseye'
  • No. 10 Kerr, Stuart 'Victory' 0-6-0T 'Imayne Moreau'

 

As the Great Eastern & South-End Railway is a fictional company, the locomotive that will be used as a stand-in will be a OOWorks Adams Jubilee 0-4-2 in black. This is as close as I can get as a RTR model to the 0-4-2 J33.

 

No. 8 Is a fictional engine built by Hudswell Clarke and will be represented by a modified Hornby Polly, I do have one with a broken chassis which is what I will use.

 

Livery

The livery will be plain black with 'A&CBLR' inscribed on the Cabside, Watertank(s), Coal Bunker or Tender with the Number where - ever I think looks correct. Nameplates will be purchased from Narrow Planet / Light Railway Stores.

 

This is an example of the livery:No. 4 'Athena'

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Hi Dan. An interesting project that gives you room for some flexibility. Your loco choices sound good but I have to wonder about the LMS 2P. They led comparatively long lives and given the often dodgy track on light railways might not be very happy there, plus your Terrier should do for such passenger services as you might choose to offer. You have not mentioned a time period, that might also be key for dictating what stock would be available as surplus to requirements for the bigger companies.

 

Cheers,

 

David

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15 minutes ago, davknigh said:

Hi Dan. An interesting project that gives you room for some flexibility. Your loco choices sound good but I have to wonder about the LMS 2P. They led comparatively long lives and given the often dodgy track on light railways might not be very happy there, plus your Terrier should do for such passenger services as you might choose to offer. You have not mentioned a time period, that might also be key for dictating what stock would be available as surplus to requirements for the bigger companies.

 

Cheers,

 

David

 

My reason is that the 2P is one of my top 3 favourite engines.

The reason for there not being a time period is because I am modelling a light railway from a fictional country - im sorry if that makes me look crazy.

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I believe the best response at this point is, “it’s your train set”. So go for it, if it makes you happy, then do it.
 

Cheers,

 

David

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23 hours ago, davknigh said:

I believe the best response at this point is, “it’s your train set”. So go for it, if it makes you happy, then do it.
 

Cheers,

 

David

Sounds about right. I'm thinking of adding 2 more engines, (Nos. 8 & 9). If I do then I will use a hudwell clarke kit from Hardy's Hobbies & a plain black Hunslet 16in 0-6-0ST from Rapido Trains or a Hudswell Clarke Victory Class, I probably will not add them as I do not know what I would call them.

 

- Dan

 

P.S the 2P is for goods services.

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22 hours ago, Richard Jones said:

Ooh! Don't think I have seen that particular image (used in your header) of "Bodiam" at Rolvenden before..... nice!

I have a terrier so I thought it would be an appropriate image to use.

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Mid 1930s?  I wonder what the thing is above the coupling?  Carriage is one of the two ex-LSWR arc roofed bogie brakes.

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3 hours ago, Tom Burnham said:

Mid 1930s?  I wonder what the thing is above the coupling?  Carriage is one of the two ex-LSWR arc roofed bogie brakes.

Do you mean the re-railing jack?

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