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1921 Ex-Metropolitan Railway Saloon Stock Driving Motor

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To add to my 1921 trailer and 1913 motor I have started to scratch build the 1921 motor for my 5 car Circle Stock set.

 

As with the others, the roof is from the Radley Models dreadnoughts. The chassis is from the T stock kit and the bogies from the 1904 BWE Camel back loco (like the real ones!)

 

Progress photos will be posted as it progresses. I have the first side virtually completed.

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Because the Metropolitan Saloon Stock had a slope into the body from the waste down there needs to be a composite type construction. This is reflected in the design of this car. The following photos show the two part body side which also incorporates the flat sliding doors and helps form the curve.

 

 

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The first side is nearly completed now with the mouldings formed from 0.25mm plasticard cut into very thin strips.

 

Thankfully the 1921 batch was steel panelled with fewer mouldings than the earlier 1904-6 and 1913 batches.

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Sadly not. I need to finish the doors and then start the other side. I have the roof and floor. I am going to order a set of BWE Camel back bogies so I can fit the motor bogies and then fill the car with lead!

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The good news is that work has restarted on this project. The basic side is now complete and it is awaiting the mouldings. Pictures to follow....

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Looking forward to seeing some more progress on this project as the set will look quite impressive once complete I am sure.

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As promised a photo of the progress to the other side of the car. This shows the internal sections which help provide the tapering in at the waist on these cars.

 

 

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Truly amazing work there. I always wanted to scratchbuild stock but never thought of doing the bodyside tumblehome like that. Now you have got me thinking that i might just be able to make something!!!

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That method is explained in David Jenkinson's book about building carriages. Although he worked in 7mm, many of the techniques are applicable to any scale. Well worth a look if you're considering having a go.

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That method is explained in David Jenkinson's book about building carriages. Although he worked in 7mm, many of the techniques are applicable to any scale. Well worth a look if you're considering having a go.

Would that be 'Carriage Modelling made easy'?

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The kit comes with separate Westinghouse BWE 200 underfloor equipment which can also be fitted under the 1913 driving motor. The is a separate buffer beam with knuckle coupler which could also be used for the T stock. 

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