Pair of BR(S) ex SECR O1 class 0-6-0’s nos. 31065 & 31434

Pair of BR(S) ex SECR O1 class 0-6-0’s nos. 31065 & 31434
BR(S) ex SECR O1 class 0-6-0’s nos. 31434 & 31065. These two models are the result of my latest work, which I started on the 7th August and finished on the 9th December 2021 (180 hours). They have been built from Laurie Griffin kits, the brass etches of these being blow-ups from Jidenco 4mm and the least said about those the better! That said, with bucket loads of patience, they have built into good working models and the castings of the kits are of Laurie’s usual very good quality. With Slaters wheels and their superb GB30R-3M gears/Canon motor assemblies and American method of current collection, the two of them run smoothly and powerfully, singularly or double headed. Each loco has been built with opposite polarities, thus eliminating shorting over the coupling when running as a pair. The client will be painting them himself in the BR plain black livery, no doubt with a suitable amount of weathering.

South Eastern & Chatham Railway D class 4-4-0 no.729

South Eastern & Chatham Railway D class 4-4-0 no.729
SECR D class 4-4-0 no.729
South Eastern & Chatham Railway Wainwright D class 4-4-0 no.729. This fabulous model of a fabulous prototype is by the Lee Marsh Model Co. and was constructed with fully working inside motion in South Korea, with DC/DCC control and sound. The build quality and paint finish (cellulose) is second to none and the model, although second hand, is still in mint condition. Thank you ebay.

L&YR Aspinal 7′-3″ 4-4-0 no. 1224 (Flyer)

L&YR Aspinal 7′-3″ 4-4-0 no. 1224 (nicknamed a “Flyer”). Expertly built from scratch by Peter Priestley, with fully working inside motion and Joy valve gear. Beautifully painted some years ago in the L&Y fully lined black livery, which is still in remarkably good condition, proving that this model has been well looked after throughout it’s life. Fitted with a powerful motor and gears, this 4-4-0 is a good performing example of a wheel arrangement that is notoriously difficult to get good adhesion to the track.

LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545

LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545
LNWR A class 0-8-0 compound no. 2545. Built from scratch by Bill Davis, a good friend of mine for many years and I’m now very happy to own such an unusual example of his fabulous craftsmanship. He has built this model of a 3 cylinder compound prototype with a working representation of the inside low pressure cylinder. ABC motor and gear unit, collecting power by the American system. Expertly painted by Ian Rathbone.

L&YR Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (Peacock) no. 978

L&YR Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (Peacock) no. 978
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Barton Wright/Aspinal 6′-0″ 4-4-0 (nicknamed a “Peacock”). Beautifully built from scratch and painted by Gordon Heywood in 1963, provenance painted on the underside of the running plate. I didn’t realise that build quality like this was achievable in the sixties, other than by the famous names of Stanley Beeson and Bernard Miller. The crests, all lettering and lining have been painted by hand and the quality of the etched cabside number plates and the “Beyer Peacock & Co.Ltd. Manchester 1883” builders plates, shaped around the opening of the leading coupling rod splasher, is superb. The livery is still in very good condition for such an early model and the detail inside the cab is also superb. The wheels have been expertly machined from good quality cast iron blanks and I believe the motor and gears are home made. This model is for sale. See the models for sale page of this website.

LNWR Webb 5′-6″ 2-4-2T no. 338

LNWR Webb 5′-6″ 2-4-2T no. 338
LNWR Webb 5′-6″ 2-4-2T no. 338. This model has been built from the Mercian kit by Nigel Smith, with full and working Joy valve gear, giving excellent movement in the space between the frames and below the boiler. Painted to an exceptional standard by Ian Rathbone, it carries his little red nameplate below the running plate as provenance.

This superb model s for sale. If interested in buying, see the models for sale https://www.7mmloco.co.uk/shop_new/page of this website.

LNWR 19″ goods 4-6-0 no. 285

LNWR 19″ goods 4-6-0 no. 285
LNWR 19″ goods 4-6-0 no. 285. A fine model, expertly built from scratch with detailed and working crank axle, inside connecting rods, crossheads and slidebars giving very good movement in the space between the frames and below the boiler. The builder is unknown, but it is known that this lovely model used to be part of the Frances Pearce of Malton collection and was often displayed on LNWR Society tables at exhibitions. The paintwork is still good, with excellent contrast of textures between the dull paint of the smokebox and the polished paint of the boiler cladding. The grey, white and red lining is well executed by hand, probably with bow pen. The boiler bands are tape or transfers. Power to the recently replaced motor and gears (now a fuse protected Portescap RG7) is via the American method, together with a single plunger pickup on the loco as the belt to the braces and it also allows the loco to be tested without the tender.

Caledonain Railway 766 class Dunalastair II 4-4-0 no. 780

Caledonain Railway 766 class Dunalastair II 4-4-0 no. 780
Dunalastair 780
Caledonain Railway 766 class (Dunalastair II) 4-4-0 no. 780. Built from scratch by Wally West circa 1978 using a John Hart RM (short) type motor and wheels turned from extremely good castings, probably by Miller, Swan & Co. This model is unusual for Wally as it does not rely on the tender to collect it’s power, perhaps because it is a bogie tender? Well painted by Bernard Miller in the Caledonian Railway fully lined passenger blue livery. The “CR” initials on the tender have been expertly painted by hand.

Great Central Railway 8F class 4-6-0 no. 1097 Immingham

Great Central Railway 8F class 4-6-0 no. 1097 Immingham
Immingham
GCR 8F class 4-6-0 no. 1097 Immingham. This lovely model has been very well built by Peter Honeybone for Gladiator Models from the Gladiator kit. Peter built many models for Gladiator Models during the days when Geoff Stratford was the proprietor of the company. Painted in the GCR green and crimson passenger livery. A livery that the original loco only carried in service from when new in 1906 to March 1909, when it was repainted in the mixed traffic black livery. The model has Slaters wheels and an ABC gearbox, with current collection by wiper pickups.