BR(ex GWR) 2301 class 0-6-0 Dean Goods no. 2538

Dean Goods 2538
BR (ex GWR) Dean Goods 0-6-0 no. 2538. This model has been skillfully built from scratch, the loco in nickel silver and the tender in brass. It would seem that the unknown builder sadly passed away before he could finish it, as I found and bought it out of the Gauge O Guild Executors and Trustees Service. The build was 95% complete, but needing very much TLC before painting by myself and weathering by Richard Pogson. She now runs very well and looks good too.
I have modeled her as the last member of the class to be withdrawn, in 1957 from Oswestry shed. She outlived her now preserved sister no. 2516 by a year, becoming something of a celebrity and being kept in reasonably clean condition for hauling special trains. The two locos had been retained principally for working the Abermule – Kerry branch line.

Barry Railway “K” class 0-6-2T no. 119

Barry Railway "K" class 0-6-2T no, 119

Barry Railway "K" class 0-6-2T no, 119
Barry Railway “K” class 0-6-2T no. 119. Built from scratch by Ray Butcher, who usually used Alan Brackenborough to paint his models and I see no reason to doubt this model is not Alan’s work. It is an extremely well built and painted model of a very unusual prototype. Slaters wheels, compensated suspension and a very neat ABC mini gear and motor unit.
The class of five were assembled in 1899 from a kit of parts that had been designed by Mr.Hosgood and delivered to Barry Docks from America, giving them the nickname “Yankees”. Above the running plate they were typical Barry style, but American bar frames and Richardson balanced slide valves gave them a very powerful appearance. They were Swindonised in 1924, becoming GWR numbers 193-197.