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1 Oct 2011

October 2011 – Two railcars for the MDLR

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By Brian Dominic The MDLR’s 18A & B are a pair of IP Engineering Mandie railcars running back-to-back. As I had got a pair to play with, there were some modifications from what Mr IP Engineering lays down in his instructions. Body sides were swapped between the kits, so there was an entrance in each [...]

1 Sep 2011

September 2011 – Phil Flint’s L&B ‘LEW’

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By Steve Herring This engine was built in 1987 as the prototype of a batch by Phil Flint of Pembrokeshire. He also built some based on the earlier engines from the pre-Southern Railways days. I believe the numbers built were quite small, possibly about 12 of “LEW”. I would be pleased to hear if anyone [...]

1 Aug 2011

August 2011 – 18″ Gauge Hunslets

2016-10-12T13:53:55+00:00 August 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on August 2011 – 18″ Gauge Hunslets

By Brian Wilson Prototypes Small locomotives often seem to possess more than their fair share of charm and character, and the 18" gauge Hunslets are certainly no exception. The first of these was "Jack", ordered by John Knowles (Wooden Box) Ltd for its Newfields Fireclay Mines Tramway in 1897, and delivered in October 1898 as Works [...]

1 Jul 2011

July 2011 – “SUNBURY” – a Kerr Stuart 0-4-2 of the Metropolitan Water Board

2016-05-27T19:20:02+00:00 July 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on July 2011 – “SUNBURY” – a Kerr Stuart 0-4-2 of the Metropolitan Water Board

By Alan Price "Sunbury" is my first attempt at building a steam loco. I came across this loco, one of three identical 0-4-2 side tank locomotives from Kerr Stuart, ordered by the Metropolitan Water Board in London in 1914 and delivered in 1916. I am no engineer and had no access to anything apart from [...]

1 Jun 2011

June 2011 – Peter Angus Avonside Heisler “Renishaw No.2”

2016-10-12T13:53:57+00:00 June 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on June 2011 – Peter Angus Avonside Heisler “Renishaw No.2”

By Chris Webster Whilst the word “Heisler” tends to conjure up pictures of North American logging railroads, locos of this type were also built in small numbers by Avonside and later Hunslet for service on the 2ft gauge sugar cane railways of Natal, South Africa. In total, 7 locomotives were delivered to various sugar estates, [...]

1 May 2011

May 2011 – Festiniog Railway ‘Taliesin’ circa 1887

2016-05-27T19:30:41+00:00 May 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on May 2011 – Festiniog Railway ‘Taliesin’ circa 1887

By Andy Cooper This is what I was aiming at. Taliesin: 1876 delivered from the Vulcan Foundry. Early problems were due to excessive rolling and various attempts were made to change the suspension of the rear bogie. The original inside framed trailing bogie was rebuilt with external frames. The locomotive was heavily used.  The bunker [...]

1 Apr 2011

April 2011 – Archangel ‘Talyllyn’

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By Chris Dowlen Talyllyn Railway Locomotive No 1 – Talyllyn Model by Archangel, 1989 One of those archetypical narrow gauge railways has to be the Talyllyn Railway in Wales. Not only is it in typical narrow gauge country, but it carried typical narrow gauge cargo of slate for most of its working life. Of course, [...]

1 Mar 2011

March 2011 – “Mcvites no 1”

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By Steve Pickthall Mcvites no 1 was an answer to an urgent motive power crisis on the nascent FBCR line in Norfolk.  Terry, then aged 13, had bought a Mamod kit from our near neighbours at Brandbright (what did he start?) and some track, which we had laid, but the Mamod was being a typical [...]

1 Feb 2011

February 2011 – My A.H. Collins “Victoria”

2016-05-27T19:34:39+00:00 February 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on February 2011 – My A.H. Collins “Victoria”

By Tony McManus In the Association 'Bulletin' late in 2009 Derek Wiggins appealed for anyone who had information on locos made by A.H. Collins. I have one which is a “Victoria” (saddle tank version), the side tank version was “Victor” although mine came with “Victor” nameplates which I removed but still have attached to a [...]

1 Jan 2011

January 2011 – MDLR Loco 10 “LADY SYBIL”

2016-05-27T19:55:28+00:00 January 1st, 2011|Model of the Month|Comments Off on January 2011 – MDLR Loco 10 “LADY SYBIL”

By Brian Dominic "LADY SYBIL" was bought new from Roundhouse in 2000 (Roundhouse Engineering MO129LG/2000), after both of the line's previous steam locos (a meths fired “Lady Anne” and a heavily modified Mamod) were stolen from my shed. She was used an awful lot at Butterley and at other garden meets whilst my own line [...]