LNER and BR (ER) Models 9
An Ivatt small-boilered 'Atlantic', or 'Klondyke', in Great Northern
Railway livery. A DJH kit.
No.111 is a Metropolitan Railway / London
Transport K class 2-6-4T, built from a South Eastern Finecast kit.
This is a Great Northern Railway L1 class
0-8-2T (later LNER R1), designed by Henry Ivatt. The model has been scratchbuilt,
with the customer subsequently sending it to me for painting.
An interesting variation on the Great Northern
Railway J5 theme (see page 8). This model portrays one of the '1031' series
of locos, and features the company's 'flat-backed' boiler (no dome) and
early Stirling half-cab. Detailed differences to the previous loco include
outside brake rods, unusual sand box positions either side of the centre
driving wheel, deeper side valances to the running pate, and thick (of wooden
construction in real life) buffer beams. As can be seen, these locos also
wore brass splasher beading. Built from a London Road Models kit.
This is no.13, the former North Eastern
Railway's prototype express electric locomotive. It was designed by Sir
Vincent Raven in 1920, for his planned electrification of the NER's section
of the East Coast main line from York to Newcastle. The Grouping put paid
to the scheme however, because the management of the newly-formed LNER was
not interested, so it never entered revenue-earning service. It did famously
appear at the Stockton and Darlington Railway's centenary celebrations in
1925 however - hauled in the cavalcade by a steam engine! Built by a customer
using a Judith Edge kit, and sent to me for painting and lining in the LNER
livery in which it appeared at the centenary celebrations - the customer
now simply has to finish it off with buffers and pantographs.
More Great Northern J5 variations. No.1083 is one of the 1081
series of locos. Similar to the model of a 1031 series above, but this loco
has the domed boiler. Still with a Stirling cab, but with cab roof extension
(a little more comfortable for the crew, compared to the half-cab version
as seen on no.1031). The unusual fitments either side of the chimney, are
for the securing of snow plough chains. Another London Road Models kit.
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