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Originally I wasn’t going to really have ‘through trains’ on Brettell Road – the through line was only going to be used by the industrial shunter but like most of the plans for this layout it all went a bit wrong.  So now that the branch is used by BR as well it made sense to have a short parcels train.  I had already done a LMS GUV from the Lima model but in another hark back to my childhood train set I always liked my Lima Siphon G as well.  I’m not quite sure what happened to the original one I had but I found a bashed up one on Ebay for a few quid and set to work. The Lima body has had the lower vents added from the cooper craft (ex blacksmiths) etch.  Kindly picked up for me from Scalefour southwest last year by Steve Carter of the Scalefour Society.  The bogies are MJT on the brassmasters frames, as are the buffers, with small steps from the Frogmore Confederacy Range (both available from here).  The gangway is a Hornby DMU one which I cut into from the bottom and glued back together to give that characteristic drooped look. The other side with some of the vents left open. In terms of somewhere for the guard to sit, the good old Mainline LMS BG.   just new handrails, glazing and underframe bits on this one.

A couple of RTR wagons from Bachmann.  the Grain wagon has had its axleboxes replaces with Parkside spares and the brakes moved to line up with the wheels.  Finally below just a few images of my Jinty pottering about.

4 Responses

  1. Ian

    Very sweetly modelled, I especially like the Lima Siphon, I have a soft spot for them and one in a box awaiting detailing. I’d appreciate your advice on the bogie side frames, which part No. did you use please?

    31/05/2018 at 9:35 pm

  2. Phil Porter

    Sorry that this is off thread and apologies if I have missed it, but is the New Street layout no more? I’m hoping its just ‘on hold’!

    01/06/2018 at 9:25 am

  3. jim s-w

    I used MJT 2422: COSMETIC BOGIE: GWR 9FT PRESSED STEEL. 247 developments might have something with better sized springs but their website is a bit of a mess.

    01/06/2018 at 9:36 am

  4. jim s-w

    It’s on hold Phil. Still building stock but nothing all that interesting that I haven’t already done.

    01/06/2018 at 9:37 am

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