GWR and BR (WR) Models 14
No.1367 is one of Collett's 1366 class
dock shunters. They became famous for working Channel Island boat trains
through the streets of Weymouth, between the town's station and the harbour.
Built from a DJH kit.
I'm not quite sure exactly what to make
of this loco. In many ways it's quite ugly, but it's diminutive stature
does have a certain charm! Anyway, this loco was originally built by Hudswell
Clarke and bought by the Taff Vale Railway, where it ran as no.267. It was
rebuilt to the form shown here in 1895, and in 1923, at the Grouping, it
was absorbed into Great Western Railway stock when it became no.1342. It
was scrapped in 1926. Built from a Nu-Cast kit.
No.7400, in 1930s-style GWR livery - wearing
the 'shirtbutton' roundal on its tanks' sides. The 54XX, 64XX and 74XX locos
were basically the same design. However, the 54XX locos (see page 10) had
5 foot 2 inch diameter driving wheels, whilst the 64XX series had 4 foot
7½ inch ones - both batches were auto-fitted, to enable them to work
push-pull trains. The 74XX series also had the smaller driving wheels, but
were not auto-fitted. This loco was built from a discontinued Westward kit.
This unusual-looking loco is no.103 "President",
one of the three De Glehn compound 'Atlantics' which the GWR bought from
France between 1903 and 1905, and as reboilered by Swindon around 1913 -
1915. All three engines were given standard no.1 boilers, which were also
fitted to 'Saints' and 'Stars' at the time.
No kit exists for this particular incarnation
of the 'Frenchmen', so I used a South Eastern Finecast kit of an original
loco (kit ref. F142), and fitted 'Star' class boiler components from the
same manufacturer. Looks rather 'tasty' doesn't it?
Dean 'Single' no.3071 "Emlyn", in all its shiny, ex-works,
Indian red-framed glory. Built from an M&L kit.
A rather mucky looking 'Dukedog' or 'Earl'
(whichever you prefer). This is a Bachmann model, and my customer requested
that I modify it, copying a photograph he had found in a book, to feature
a top feed to the boiler, a 'Duke'-style tapered chimney, and weathered
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