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British Railway Modelling

Highland Railway Lavatory 1st
Brief historical notes of this 6-wheel "Chariot end" vehicle and construction of the Alan Gibson kit.
3pp, 9 illus. Aug 1995

Model Rail

Patience, persistence and Prussian blue
- S&DJR 46' lavatory composite and 3rd brake.
- Based on the Blacksmith kits, reworked with parts from numerous suppliers.
4pp, 10 illus. (1 prototype). Nov 2002

LMS Coach Focus - 1
- Historical and modelling. Train workings include express and through coach on LNER metals.
- LMS P.1 CK and BCK.
- Two models based on reworked Comet sides, Cu-clad floorpan, Stevenson Carriages trussing, bogies from various sources, other parts from ABS and MJT.
6pp, 20 illus. (7 historical). Jul 2005

LMS Coach Focus - 2
- Historical. Train workings focus on gangwayed 4-sets.
4pp, 7 illus. Aug 2005

LMS Coach Focus - 3
- LMS P.3 TK and BTK.
- Two models based on reworked Comet sides, Cu-clad floorpan, Stevenson Carriages trussing, bogies from various sources, other parts from ABS and MJT. Separately built and painted, four-unit construction highlighted (roof, body, interior, chassis) highlighted. Roof and interior details.
5pp, 19 illus. Sep 2005

LMS & BR Inspection Saloons
- Historical; Designs, development and service.
6pp, 12 illus. Jul 2006

LMS & BR Inspection Saloons - 2
- Overview of the kits available for the LMS design.
- Model of D2046 based on sides from the 5522 Models kit married to an MJT roof and Cu-clad base as per previous article about LMS coaches, except that the underframe layout is quite different. Interior details.
A tricky build to get right but one of my favourite models.
5pp, 20 illus. Aug 2006

Saloon Inspirations
- Historical: illustrations of D2046 saloons in colour from 1993-1998 in later conditions and liveries, including ScotRail and EWS.
2pp, 10 illus. Aug 2006

LMS Inspection Saloons
- Follow-up letter illustrating prototype lining on a D2046 with recessed door handles.
1pp, 1 illus. Mar 2007

The 'Lakes Express'
- Historical account of formations and working in LMS and LMR days.
- Four LMS models in brief (more detail in "LMS Coach Focus", Jul-Sep 2007.
5 pp, 7 illus (3 historical). Apr 2009

Railway Modeller

A West Coast Joint Stock Diner
- 7mm scale model.
- Brief historical note about the 65'6" 12-wheel Composite Dining Car.
- Based on the Modellers World kit and much reworked, especially the roof and underframe where much was scratch built. The interior, I went bananas with: have you ever tried making 140 knives, forks and spoons? It's one of my all-time favourite models.
2pp, 3 illus. Sep 1996

ex-LNWR 6w

LMS (ex-LNWR) carriage brake
One-page piece showing the finished model in LMS P.1 livery. Constructional notes based on the Alan Gibson kit.
1pp, 2 illus. Dec 1998

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