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Nice! Might need to produce something to post here...

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Look forward to seeing some pre-grouping models

I don't have a workshop thread either on account of the fact that I don't have a workshop, but here's a couple for starters.  

 

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CR 2-2-2WT No. 1A and Officers Saloon No 2A.

 

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Here's an ex-SER Grand Vitesse van, from a Roxey kit. The paint is Precision "SECR crimson" which I now find too blue, having settled on a purple-brown shade similar to that the recent Bachmann coaches. Lettering, using Fox transfers, is to the SER layout with the company name changed; I assume that it got repainted just after formation of the SECR. The latter didn't line their vans but the SER did, and the bluer paint looks awfully dull without lining. 

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2 Ian Kirk Glasgow & South Western 10 ton, hand painted letters

37597175591_66bed01480_b.jpgG&SWR (12) by Sam, on Flickr

 

modified Three Aitch london Tilbury & Southend cattle

38181201562_6374ec8683_b.jpgwagon cattle 2 (14) by Sam, on Flickr

 

scratchbuilt LNWR cattle

27329391089_76ce7e8cc4_b.jpgwagon cattle 1 (30) by Sam, on Flickr

 

half built North British short brake van

39802708362_c3ca45a010_b.jpgbrakevan NBR (12) by Sam, on Flickr

 

early North Eastern brake van

26581901309_6fba7970fe_b.jpgbrakevan 2 (15) by Sam, on Flickr

 

2 midland 3 planks and 2 midland vans

27958176951_8e561bced4_b.jpgwagon MR by Sam, on Flickr

 

midland compound belonging to jamie92208 when it visited Deffors for repair

37092048242_f8d9dc9486_b.jpgcompound (12) by Sam, on Flickr

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LNWR push & pull coaches. The first is to diagram M49. The elaborate external livery belied the spartan interior, which resembled that in a street tram...

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LNWR diagram M52 were the only LNWR side-corridor push-pull coaches with a driving compartment...

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LNWR push pull coaches lasted into the 1950's and generally continued to run in LMS maroon rather than BR carmine red but with BR insignia. This pair lasted until 1955....

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Loving the O class in the Stirling black livery! Is the 2-4-0T a Cudworth design or is it one of the LCDR classes?

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Loving the O class in the Stirling black livery! Is the 2-4-0T a Cudworth design or is it one of the LCDR classes?

It's a LCDR Aelous class.

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2 Ian Kirk Glasgow & South Western 10 ton, hand painted letters

37597175591_66bed01480_b.jpgG&SWR (12) by Sam, on Flickr

 

 

2 midland 3 planks and 2 midland vans

27958176951_8e561bced4_b.jpgwagon MR by Sam, on Flickr

 

 

 

Nicely done. There are G&SW transfers on the HMRS Scottish Pre-Grouping wagon sheet. If you're willing to venture into no-man's land under a flag of truce, you might find a Caley entusiast with whom you could trade halves of the sheet!

 

If you will excuse a bit of Midland pedantry, Midland wagons may have had black ironwork in the early  1870s and earlier but would be all-over grey by the date of these wagons - apart from the running gear of course.

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The current pre-grouping encumbents of my workbench.

 

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Skytrex GER G15 - this is mounted on a regauged Bachmann 0n30 tramcar chassis - a nice smooth runner. Just need to finish off the painting on the body and it's complete.

 

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Next up is 'Robin' (formerly Crosby) - repainted Dapol A1 - I'm in the process of lining her at the moment - this is as far as I've got tonight. I think I'm going to paint the wheels to match the body at some point. She has also been fitted with the later iron brakeshoes, replacing the wooden ones supplied with the standard A1 model.

 

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And lastly is 'Swallow' - again a repainted Dapol A1X - same Railway but representing a later time period, hence the different shade of green and simpler lining.

 

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The two sisters together :-)

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Towards the end of the First World War, the Midland Railway abandoned the clerestory roof and built a series of experimental elliptical roof coaches that were to be the forerunners of new post-war stock. The ends were steel with angle section strengtheners to prevent telescoping in the even of collision and the bogies were a heavier version of the old 10ft bogie.....

 

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In the event, the 10ft bogies were not repeated and a heavy version 8ft bogie was used on 56' 6" stock and 9ft bogies on 57' stock. Ends reverted to wood panelled and later on matchboard. Note the recessed flat-sided brake end.......This was not repeated nor were the door handles. Handles became recessed instead....

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Nicely done. There are G&SW transfers on the HMRS Scottish Pre-Grouping wagon sheet. If you're willing to venture into no-man's land under a flag of truce, you might find a Caley entusiast with whom you could trade halves of the sheet!

 

If you will excuse a bit of Midland pedantry, Midland wagons may have had black ironwork in the early  1870s and earlier but would be all-over grey by the date of these wagons - apart from the running gear of course.

These Kirk wagons are pretty good when you consider when the kits were made and what was available at the time. They were easy kits for the maker too having opening doors at both ends, only needing mouldings for 1 side and 1 end! The G&SW was one of the lines which was very careful and only permitted a few private owners to run their own wagons. It controlled the condition of the vehicles running and could charge demurrage if the user was too slow in emptying them! When they were repainting wagons the G&SWR tended to forget the black ironwork on the bodies and just painted everything grey!

 

Ian.

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Midland style in the clerestory era. The first vehicle, a 12-wheeler, belongs to the 1890's era of mainline non-corridor coaches. The livery is almost 'Midland'  but is in fact representative of post 1928 when the coach was already some 30 years old with the LMS insignia at one end of the coach and the running number at the other. It was an 0 gauge model built in Plastikard by David Jenkinson...

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A somewhat later coach is this 8-wheel corridor brake composite on lightweight 8ft bogies but carrying 1923-28 LMS insignia. This is a 4mm scale model built using as the basis Bill Bedford etched sides and ends. One of these coaches survived into the mid 1950's in departmental use at Dolwydellen on the Conwy Valley line in North Wales. This coach has two half-compartments, so beloved of the Midland....

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A few more from me.

 

NBR Open - Parkside Kit

 

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NBR Floor Cloth Wagon - Dragon Models Celtic Connection Kit

 

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NBR Dropside Wagon - scratch built with Parkside W Irons, brakes etc.

 

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Midland Railway Locker Wagon - Modified Slaters Gloucester 5 plank Open

 

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