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  1. The brake van in the article is a ballast brake van which would be painted red oxide with vermilion ends. The Hornby LSWR ballast wagon announced recently is shown painted dark brown which should be red oxide !
  2. L Class were not rebuilt in the 1920s or at any other time, they remained essentially the same other than small details until withdrawal.
  3. That is vacuum ejector pipe, fitted in SR days when vacuum train braking was required. Connect to vacuum brake valve in cab.
  4. The Brighton H1 atlantic is closer to the GNR version. The footplate is nearly identical, the H2 is very different, but neater. Top H1 bottom H2.
  5. At least one D Class made in onto the GER , here's 740 at Liverpool Street on a royal special.
  6. GNR Six-wheel 4 Compartment Brake Third built 1895. From Railway Heritage Register On-Line.
  7. Here's a Mersey Railway ex METROPOLITAN No 61. B.CLASS. BP2580-1884. Another variation was the LSWR MET tank which Adams fitted a longer wheelbase bogie.
  8. 751 in 1920 with Westinghouse pump.
  9. Talyllyn Railway already done by Bachmann, in Thomas the tank engine guise.
  10. North British Railway brakevan. There should a handrail on top of the balcony uprights.
  11. Definitely a building as shown on 1906 25in Ordnance Survey map https://maps.nls.uk/view/105992296 Enlargement of black and white version.
  12. The photo of Launceston is of the LSWR station , virtually every wagon and coach belongs to that company. The peaked roof next to the cattle wagons is a hut built over the buffer stops.
  13. This all sounds fairly feasible , but the numbers you have chosen were allocated to T9 and C8 4-4-0s. The LSWR class designations follow lot numbers starting with A1 then B1 C1 etc for locos built at Nine Elms or Eastleigh. Which makes X1 an Adams loco built in 1889. However classes where the first member was built by an outside contractor such as Dubs, would take the the number of the first built, hence 700 class. Yours would be the 300 class, but 300 was a T9.
  14. The longest serving B4 at Dover was 30084 from 1951 to 1959. 30083 and 30086 also made appearances.
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