SR and BR (SR) Models 17

 

The original incarnation of the ex-London & South Western Railway T14 'Paddlebox' 4-6-0, seen here in Southern Railway livery - see page 7 for an example of a rebuilt version.  Built from a no-longer-available Nu-Cast kit.

 

A slight variation on the LSWR Drummond-era livery as applied to an Adams T1 Class 0-4-4T - see page 11 for comparison.  In 1903, it was decided to dispense with the red-backed oval number plates on the sides of the bunkers, in favour of painted-on numerals to match the tank-side lettering.  This model also features safety chains fitted on the buffer beams either side of the coupling hooks, and cab doors (not actually included in the kit), as requested by my customer.  Note too the lack of front-splasher beading, and the simpler lining treatment to the splasher sides, a feature of later-built T1s.  Built using a no-longer-available Jidenco kit.

 

No.638 is an Adams' A12 'Jubilee' Class 0-4-2, resplendent in the Drummond version of the LSWR livery of the Edwardian period of the early 20th century.  Built from a Nu-Cast kit, which, at the time of writing in late 2020, is due to be re-released by Nu-Cast Partners.  A very welcome re-introduction I think.

 

This extremely cute little loco is an example of an 'Ilfracombe Goods' - a class built by Beyer Peacock of Manchester between 1873 and 1880 for the LSWR's steeply-graded and lightly-engineered Barnstaple to Ilfracombe branch.  Eight locos were built in all, and the last one ended up on Colonel Stephens' East Kent Railway.   This model was built using a Branchlines kit, and was painted in my customer's chosen fictitious livery, with bespoke "ISOLDE" nameplates from Guilplates - very fetching !

 

 

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