LMS and BR (LMR) Models 4
This is No.5991 "C.J. Bowen Cooke",
a small-boilered "Claughton", in LMS crimson lake livery. The
livery looks particularly stunning on this loco, probably due to its pre-Grouping
origin, it has a mass of lining around the various inspection holes on the
loco, and also the multitude of separate panels on the tender. Very time-consuming
to do, but worth it. Built from a DJH kit.
A large-boilered "Claughton"
- no.5946 "Duke of Connaught", again built from a DJH kit.
This interesting little loco is a North
London Railway 0-6-0T, seen here in the lined black livery of that company
in Victorian times. This model was constructed using a GEM bodyline kit
with a Branchlines chassis.
This lovely little loco is a Johnson 1P
0-4-4T, seen here the Deeley version of the Midland Railway livery, which
was used from early in the 20th century up to the Grouping in 1923. Built
from a Craftsman Models kit.
This beautifully elegant loco is a Midland
Railway 115 class, or 'Spinner' as they were nicknamed. On page 2 there
is another one of these models, but painted in the earlier, Victorian-era
Midland livery. This one wears the later variation of that company's livery,
which it would have carried up until the Grouping. Built from a K's kit
originally, but, like the other 'Spinner' featured, has had the motor repositioned
into the loco.
This is the unique Caledonian Railway 'single'
no.123. The model began life as a Hornby LMS black-liveried loco, but following
instructions from a customer, I carried out numerous modifications and detailing
(including shortening the over-length running plate at the front, repositioning
the front bogie and filling the gap in the frames above it; removing all
moulded-on handrails, clack valves and various boiler pipework, and replacing
them with brass wire equivalents; and fitting spectacle plate bezels), and
finally a complete repaint to Caledonian Railway lined blue livery - such
is the transformation. Guilplates supplied the cabside ovals, and Fox Transfers
the insignia decals - lovely!
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