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Bulleid 1940 W&C Stock

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Perhaps not technically LT but certainly London underground rolling stock.

Soon to be available from Radley Models will be a 4mm Class 487 Trailer Second car. This will be followed by a 4mm DMBSO in its post-1956 form i.e., with the LT-designed axle box fittings. BR olive green, a sort of electric blue and NSE livery are all possible for these cars. Coupled to a suitable match wagon, they would be appropriate vehicles parked in a siding anywhere between Waterloo and Eastleigh.

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Quite tempted by one of the motor cars...

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Sounds good. The 7mm car you did was excellent. I assume the 1956 bogies had rubber suspension like the 1959/62 tube stock. 

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Yes, the suspension units were designed by Acton works for BR(S) . They were essentially copies of the 1956TS boxes and suspension but for financial reasons, fitting wasn't completed until sometime in the early '60s. Full details are in John C Gillham's book on the W&C Railway (Oakwood Press, pp291 et seq)

 

 

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Here is the kit of parts for the trailer - White metal end and resin body, seats and bogie sides. The resin bits will go off to CMA for duplication shortly.

 

 

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On 26 June 2020 at 23:34, Arun Sharma said:

Perhaps not technically LT but certainly London underground rolling stock.

Soon to be available from Radley Models will be a 4mm Class 487 Trailer Second car. This will be followed by a 4mm DMBSO in its post-1956 form i.e., with the LT-designed axle box fittings. BR olive green, a sort of electric blue and NSE livery are all possible for these cars. Coupled to a suitable match wagon, they would be appropriate vehicles parked in a siding anywhere between Waterloo and Eastleigh.

I have a recollection that at one time they were also worked to/from Selhurst for maintenance.

 

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Correct. When I was a trainee I worked on one at Selhurst, and went to get in the way when one was raised in the Anderson Lift at Waterloo. The coupler blocks had to be taken-off to get it in the lift and IIRc had to be put back on for haulage to the depot.

 

Is this a 7mm/ft model?

 

Some of the cars were still in green paint well into the 1970s, possibly even 1980, BTW, but the green wasn’t ‘olive’, it was quite a bright/light shade, presumably either ancient malachite or BR(S) EMU green. If a vegetable comes into it, I would say ‘grass’.

 

 

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I have produced a 7mm kit of the DMBSO for Radley Models but this TSO is a 4mm one. There will be a 4mm DMBSO once I complete my Bedford RL lorry [a 7mm one]. 

My recollection of the blue and green colours was that the appearance was almost a speckled glittter. Almost as if a lacquer finish had been applied on top of the base colour. There again, I never saw these cars in anything other than artificial lighting conditions and the normal early fading of blue would probably not have occurred to cars devoid of sunlight.

 

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