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A few years ago I purchased the Kernow LSWR Gate Stock in SR Malachite livery finished as Set 373 and suitable for a Plymouth based set.
Overall I was pleased with my purchase but was aware of a few detailing weaknesses including over scale bogie stepboards along with the problem of the continuous rear seat in the mouldings where a gangway should be present. An excellent review by Graham Muspratt on his blog highlights in more detail t
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to catch up with a number of unfinished projects (More this week) including this Devonian Southern Trio.
The Bachmann N Class had it's smoke deflectors refitted,crew adding (Dapol/Airfix) and some weathering with Tamiya acrylics via my trusty Expo airbrush. Detail weathering used either Vallejo or Citadel acrylics applied as washes or dry brushing.
First up of the brace of Kernow/DJM O2's is renumbered (HMRS/Methfix) push-pull fitted 182 f
Having lived in Devon for many years the old GWR was ever present however small outposts of the LSWR that still existed held much interest. A trip from Plymouth North Road to Gunnislake in a Wessex Trains Class 153 (Black & Gold with picture vinyls and Celtic Knots) certainly stirred interest in the remains of the Southern Railway's Withered Arm. Over the years I've taken the opportunity to photograph the remnants of the old Plymouth Friary-Callington line via Bere Alston including photograp