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Our Rolling Stock

The stock is a mixture of kits, ready to run and scratch built items.

coal wagon
1.  A coal wagon made from a Coopers plastic kit with coal added.

ballast wagon
2.  A ballast wagon constructed from a wooden kit by IP Engineering.  This picture was taken when the ballast was still to be laid.

guard's van
3.  The guard's van made from an IP Engineering wooden kit.  The figure is from Brandbright and sometimes doubles up as a train driver.

coach
4.  A coach from a wooden kit from IP Engineering with detailing from Brandbright.  Note that the trackwork is now ballasted.

timber wagon
5.  A timber wagon purchased from LGB.  The wheels were re-gauged to 32mm from 45mm and the flange diameter reduced.  The LGB couplings and vacuum pipes have been removed.  The chains (from P & J Models) have been recently added.

timber wagon
6.  My first attempt at scratch building.  A timber wagon with detail from IP Engineering and Brandbright.  For the full story behind this project see page 32 of the May 2007 edition of 16mm Today.  A copy of the text can be downloaded from the Miscellany page.  The chains (from P & J Models) have been recently added.

coach
7.  A 1st Class coach made from an IP Engineering model with Brandbright figures.  The figures are shown more clearly in picture 2 on the People page.

loco
8.  The first locomotive that we purchased - a Raven from Perfect World.  The name was applied much later.  See the Miscellany page for an explanation as to the derivation of the name.

steam loco
9.  Our first live steam locomotive - a Lady Jane with remote control from Roundhouse.  The name is in honour of SWMBO.  The locomotive number was allocated because of our Silver Wedding.

coach
10.  A four compartment clerestory coach from IP Engineering.  It has a full complement of passengers.  The inside has been 'doctored' by the addition of seats, carpets on the floor, cushions on the seats and pictures and mirrors on the compartment walls.  More details can be seen in the People section photograph 5.

goods van
11.  A goods van from IP Engineering.

wagon
12.  A four plank wagon from IP Engineering.  It is intended to use this to carry my camcorder for a driver's view of the track.

workmans coach
13.  A workman's coach from An-Del Models.  The figures are from Model Town.

workmans coach
14.  The first 'built from kit' locomotive on the railway - a battery operated 'Jack' from IP Engineering.

workmans coach
15.  Another view of the 'Jack' showing the driver from Model Town.

cattle wagon
16.  A cattle Wagon from IP Engineering.  The cattle are from The Entertainer, a toy shop in Derby's Westfield Centre, and are pretty well to scale.

timber wagon
17.  Another scratch built timber wagon.  I hope to also use this wagon to carry a camcorder so that I can get action shots from the driver's viewpoint.

timber wagon
18.  The second/first class coach from IP Engineering's Pure & Simple range.  Although I purchased the kit at the 2009 show I have only just (Jan 2010) completed it.  The figures are from Model Town.  Following a suggestion on the 16mm Yahoo group I have fixed the roof with magnets.  See picture 21 for details.

timber wagon
19.  The second class/guard coach from IP Engineering's Pure & Simple range.  The same comments apply as in picture 18.

timber wagon
20.  The 2 Compartment Long Coach from IP Engineering's Bredgar and Wormhill range.  The same comments apply as in picture 18.

timber wagon
21.  The coach in picture 20 with the roof removed to show the positioning of the magnets.  There are identical magnets on the roof placed so that they mesh with the magnets on the coach body.  I used 8mm x 3mm x 3mm neodymium magnets from E-Magnets.

timber wagon
22.  A view of my storage area for the rolling stock.  The shelves are made from the left overs from the decking.  The grooves in the decking are just right for the 32mm gauge wheels to fit in.

timber wagon
23.  An MOD wagon from IP Engineering.  They were selling off their discontinued range at Stoneleigh - and I can't avoid a bargain.

coach
24.  A Guards/Luggage Coach from IP Engineering.  Another one from their discontinued range at Stoneleigh.

coach
25.  A Two Compartment Coach from IP Engineering which I have doctored into a 1st Class coach with tables and pictures.  The magnets along the roof line are to hold the roof on.  The removable roof allows access to remove dead spiders which have got in through the open windows.  The original coach is another discontinued line that I bought at the 2010 Stoneleigh.

coach
26.  A Four Compartment Coach from IP Engineering which I have doctored into 3 seating compartments and a guard's compartment.  This roof is also held on with magnets.  The removable roof allows access to remove dead spiders which have got in through the open windows.  The original coach is another discontinued line that I bought at the 2010 Stoneleigh.  The figure of the guard was made by yours truly using Fimo clay.

coach
27.  Two coaches purchased from the bankrupt N & M R.  This railway ran through southern Norfolk to a small place in Suffolk called Munney.  The coaches still retain their original livery of the Norfolk & Munney Railway.
The kits were discontinued stock from IP Engineering purchased at the final Stoneleigh Show in 2011.

coach
28.  A five compartment coach from IP Engineering.  This was purchased at the first Peterborough show.  This coach has been considerably enhanced by the addition of seats, passengers, pictures and mirrors in the carriages, rain water deflectors on the roof and transfers.  It also has a removable roof.

coach roof
29.  This picture illustrates the construction of the roof.  The struts enable the roof to keep its curvature but also allow it to be removed easily if necessary  You just have to remember to pick the carriage up by holding its ends rather than the sides.

coach roof
30.  My first Brandbright kit. The kit has been enhanced by the addition of roof vents and other fittings.  The construction time is longer than with other kits but the end result is worth while.

coach roof
31.  A view of the interior showing some of the detail in the kit.  The roof has been made removable so that extra passengers can be added later.

coach roof
32.  A scratch built goods wagon.  The sides were constructed wholly from coffee stirrers.

coach roof
33.  The goods van from the IP Eeze Build range.  These kits lend themselves to being added to.  Compare this model to the original on the IP web site.

coach roof
34.  The second class coach from the IP Eeze Build range.  Again this kit has been added to.

coach roof
35.  The first class coach from the IP Eeze Build range.  Apart from the additions to the kit, the roof has been made removable so that extra passengers can be added later.  The roofs are also removable from the guards van and second class coach.

coach roof
36.  A view of the first class coach showing the roof removed.  The tops of the partitions were cut off the original kit and used to provide a template for curving the roof.

Directors Saloon
37.  My latest model - this time from Brandbright.  This is the Directors Saloon with the Directors and their wives/husbands on a Board day out.

Directors
38.  A view of the Directors Saloon with the roof removed.  The Board Table has had to be removed to accommodate the extra passengers.