SR and BR (SR) Models 13
No.1891 is a Maunsell 'U1' Class 'Mogul'. These three-cylinder
machines look very much like the 'N1' class (see pages 11 and 12), and indeed
they had many parts in common, however the 'U1' Class locos had 6' diameter
driving wheels (instead of the 'N1's' 5' 6" ones).
The history of these locos is a little complicated - the two-cylinder
'U' Class was partly made up by the rebuilding of the ill-fated 'K' Class 'River'
tanks. The solitary three-cylinder 2-6-4T "River Frome", no.A890,
was also rebuilt, as the prototype 'U1' , and later on was renumbered no.1890.
The production 'U1s' all looked like no.1891 above, but the prototype machine
had a different design running plate, a legacy of its former 'River' tank
days. This model was built from a DJH kit.
This 'D1' Class 4-4-0, no.1246, sports the
Bulleid 'wartime' livery, of plain black with 'sunshine' lettering and numbers.
Built from a DJH kit.
Another example of Bulleid's 'wartime'
plain black livery - this time on '0395' Class 0-6-0 no.3441. Built from a DJH kit.
No.B346 is another ex-LB&SCR 'K' class
'Mogul'. This version differs from the models featured on pages 7 and 12
though, in that it is depicted still sporting its original 'Brighton' cab,
and wearing an early post-Grouping Southern Railway number with letter prefix.
It is also weathered of course. Built from an Ace Products kit.
Another Adams 'A12', or 'Jubilee'
Class loco (so called because they were introduced in Queen Victoria's Golden
Jubilee year of 1887). These were the last 0-4-2 tender engines to still
be in service when the final one was withdrawn in December of 1948. No.597
is seen in Bulleid's plain black 'wartime' livery. Built from a Nu-Cast
No.530 is the first of Maunsell's 'Q' Class
0-6-0 tender locos, a class which eventually totalled 20 examples. Introduced
in 1938, after Maunsell's retirement, and designed as goods engines, I'm
not sure about the authenticity of the livery of this model (as goods engines
they would normally have been painted black), but this is how my customer
wanted it, and I must say it does look rather smart. Built from a South
Eastern Finecast kit.
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