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British Railway Modelling

LBSCR/SR 54' Brake 3rd
- Built 1907-09.
- Roxey Mouldings kit reworked on a Cu-clad base. "Fox" bogies modified to the correct type.
Finished in LBSCR livery with a small mistake: the ogee (guard's ducket) should have been plain brown.
5pp, 14 illus. (1 historical and 1 sketch). Oct 1997

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

Parcels trains in the steam era - 2
- Historical: SR and WR workings in BR days.
6pp, 11 historical illus.

Parcels trains in the steam era - PS to Part 2
- Illustrated letter re the Acton-Stewarts Lane working and description of the stock.
1 pp, 2 historical illus. May? 2008

Parcels trains in the steam era - 3
- Historical: Working of short trains; through vans; and the modelling options.
- LMR, ER, ex-S&DJR.
4pp, 8 historical illus.

Milking it! - Part 2
- Historical: milk traffic on the SR (Big Four and BR days).
- Includes a working transferred to the WR.
3pp, illus. Summer 2008

The Station Halt
- Historical: halts on the GWR, WR, LNER former GCR, NER, SR former LSWR, SECR, Lynton & Barnstaple.
4 pp, 10 illus. Aug 2008

Pilot duties
- Historical: an account of pilot engines around the country in LMS, LNER, GWR, SR and BR days.
- Covering station, yard and other duties.
7pp, 16 illus. Oct 2008

Pullman cars in general service expresses
- Reader to Reader section: Illustrated overview.
1pp, 4 illus. Dec 2008

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