GWR Armstrong class 4-4-0 no. 16 Brunel

Brunel
Brunel
GWR Armstrong class 4-4-0 no. 16 Brunel: I built this model from the very comprehensive Modern Outline kit, which includes lost wax brass castings for the fully working inside motion and crankshaft. It has been expertly painted by Warren Haywood. This fabulous kit is not for the faint hearted and certainly not for anyone just starting out in O gauge model loco kit building. It is the second of the MOK Armstrong kits that I have built. The other, Gooch, was a commission and can be viewed by following this link.

LNWR Superheated Precursor class 4-4-0 No. 2584 Velocipede

Velocipede

 

Velocipede
LNWR Whale Superheated Precursor class 4-4-0 No. 2584 Velocipede: This model has been built by myself on commission in 2017 and the build time took me just under 100 hours. The Javelin Models kit for a George the Fifth class was used, with Precursor conversion parts from David Andrews. In addition, the build also incorporated many superior parts from the Laurie Griffin range. In conclusion, the model has been expertly painted and lined, using a bow-pen by John Cockcroft. George Whale followed F.W.Webb as Locomotive Superintendent of the London and North Western Railway in 1903. His first loco design was the Precursor class, basically an enlarged version of Webb’s Precedent class. Built at Crewe in 1906 as a two cylinder saturated steam 4-4-0 with slide valves. Velocipede and many others of the class, were later rebuilt by Charles Bowen Cooke who had replaced Whale in 1909. He incorporated superheated boilers and piston valves to bring them into line with his more powerful George the Fifth class. Velocipede has here been modelled in that condition. The longer smokebox and smaller bogie wheels identify these locos from the unrebuilt members of the class. Follow this link for a comparison with one of these locos, Victor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LSWR Adams Radial 4-4-2T No. 492

Adams Radial stovepipe chimney
Adams Radial stovepipe chimney
LSWR Adams Radial 4-4-2T No. 492: Purchased from the Guild Executors & Trustees Service. Built from the Shedmaster kit and superbly painted by persons unknown. This model has the original Adams design of chimney. Any known history of this fabulous model would be greatly appreciated. For comparison with another Adams Radial that I have had in my collection, but with twin slidebars and Drummond chimney, follow this link. Adams Radial no. 125 

GWR Bulldog class 4-4-0 no. 3345 Smeaton

Smeaton
Smeaton
GWR Bulldog class 4-4-0 no. 3345 Smeaton: Built from a Martin Finney kit with working inside motion and Alan Harris wheels. It was a Guild Executors & Trustee Service purchase in not great condition. To improve matters, the original paint was stripped and the model was refurbished by myself before being repainted by Warren Haywood. An excellent and strong performer on the track. The full size loco was named after the designer and builder of the Eddystone Lighthouse.