Monday, 20 June 2022

South Wales Railways Passenger & Goods Stock  by T.L Jones.

These were from the Model Railway Constructor magazines between 1954 & 1963

There were seven Passenger Stock articles and eight Goods Stock ones. 

All the articles I post are for modelling purposes only, not to be used  or printed elsewhere.

 Passenger Stock Part - 1

February 1957    Taff Vale 6 - Wheel Passenger / Luggage Brake Van  PDF

                                        Passenger Stock Part - 2 + notes from Part 1

June 1957     Taff Vale Elevation views of 1st & 2nd Corr. Composites.        PDF

 Passenger Stock Part - 3

February 1957     Taff Vale GA of U/F for Pass. Corr. Stock for TV Rly.                                            + view of X section of 1st & 2nd class compartments   PDF

Passenger Stock Part - 4

December 1957   Taff Vale Side elevation & Plan for 8 compt. 3rd Class.  PDF

Passenger Stock Part - 5

February 1958       Taff Vale Tri - Composite carriages.                              PDF

Passenger Stock Part - 6

February 1958       Taff Vale U/F for 3rd class coach from Dec. 1957        PDF

December 1963      Brecon & Merthyr Rly Coaches five carriage types.  PDF

                       1. Open 3rd Saloon, 2. 1st/2nd Compartment Composite,      3. Compartment 3rd, 4. Brake 3rd, 4A Brake 3rd and full Brake end detail, 4B. Cross section of Brake 3rd & full Brake. 5. Full Brake & Liveries for all the above.

                                                            Goods Stock Part - 1

April 1954                Taff Vale 10 ton Goods Brake Van                                           PDF

                                                            Goods Stock Part - 2 & 3

December 1954       Rhondda & Swansea Bay Rly & Port Talbot Rly          10 ton Open Goods Wagon. Notes by M.E.M Lloyd dwgs by T.L Jones         PDF

                                                            Goods Stock Part - 4

July 1954                Taff Vale 3 plank dropside open wagon & 5 plank Open with Tarpaulin rail.      Notes by M.E.M Lloyd dwgs by T.L Jones           PDF

                                                            Goods Stock Part - 5

February 1956       Rhymney Railway 10 ton 5 plank Open Goods Wagon.                                        Notes by M.E.M Lloyd dwg by T.L Jones                            PDF

            Goods Stock Part - 6

June 1956               Barry Railway 10 ton 5 plank Open Open Wagon with Tarpaulin Rail.              Notes by M.E.M Lloyd dwg by T.L Jones                    PDF

            Goods Stock Part - 7

December 1959      Rhymney Rly 14 ton Mineral Train Brake Van              PDF

            Goods Stock Part - 8

March 1961             Barry Railway Mineral Brake Van                                 PDF

            Goods Stock Part - 9

February 1962     1. Rhymney Rly 6 ton Goods Brake Van by T.L. Jones                                        2. Steetley Lime Co. wagon  by M.E.M Lloyd                        PDF

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

  LSWR  Bogie Coach articles with drawings by G. R Weddell.

These were from the MRC magazines in the 1970's. There were 17 articles spread over four years initially, followed by three more in 1982.

I shall post the first eight to start with as these were from over 50 yrs ago, this also includes a 7 ton GPV. 

If there are no objections to me posting these articles then I will continue with the remaining nine articles.

All the articles I post are for modelling purposing only, not to be used elsewhere.

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 1

August 1970            48 feet Second / Third Composites            PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 2

September 1970     48 feet Tri - Composites                                PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 3

October 1970          46 feet First Class Coach                               PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 4

December 1970      43 feet First Class Coach                               PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 5

February 1971         46 feet First / Second Composites             PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 6

March 1971              42 feet Third / Brake Thirds                        PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 7

April 1971                45 feet Tri - Comp & Brake Tri - Comps    PDF

London South Western Railway Bogie Coaches - 8

October 1971           46 feet 6 ins Invalid Saloon                          PDF

                                        London South Western Railway

May 1972          7 ton Gunpowder Van                                             PDF

Thursday, 10 February 2022

 GWR Diagram Excel spreadsheet lists, created by John Lewis and updated by me.

John has given me his permission to post them for fellow modellers to use and if anyone can provide additional information then we would be grateful and I'll update these spreadsheets.

Diagram AA3.    Brake Vans (Toads) data information.                PDF

Diagram AA7.    Brake Vans (Toads) data information.                PDF

Thursday, 9 December 2021

 GWR Diagram Excel spreadsheet lists, created by Barry Scott and updated by me.

Barry has given me his permission to post them for fellow modellers to use.

Diagram P.    CT & CCT Vans                   PDF

Diagram O.    Siphons                               PDF

Diagram M    Passenger Train Vans    PDF

Diagram Q    Inspection & Observation Saloons.
                        This not ready to publish yet.

The following diagrams were produced by John Lewis.

Diagram BB    Stores Vans - Goods & Pilot Van numbers          PDF

Diagram DD   Cordons -  Gas Reservoir Tanks                              PDF

Diagram J    This not ready to be published yet.

Diagram G   This not ready to be published yet.

The Pilot Vans were also produced by John Lewis and have been updated by me.

The first Pilot Vans list is of new built vans in a extended version     PDF

Pilot Vans did not have diagrams they were classed as Accident Vans and listed in the 'Accident Van Register book'

The second Pilot Van Excel list are of all known vans that were built as conversions from a range of other vehicles. Such as Coaches, Goods Brake Vans, PBV's Horse Boxes, Opens, etc. It also has the as new built ones as well.                                                               PDF

The items in red are not available, either not readable in the register or not corroborated.

I shall go back to the version 3 below PV 100 to fill in more data as and when time allows.

This is still work in progress.

If anyone has any queries or is able to contribute further information then please contact me.

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Recently I was given the late Jack N. Slinn's Early GWR Coach, Carriage Trucks, Horse Boxes and Passenger Brake Vans data by John Lewis.

With his permission I shall be adding them to this my Blog site. As a member of the HMRS EAG forum I shall also be adding them there as well.

First up is the NG-early 1st/Composites.      PDF

The NG-early 2nds.                                               PDF

The NG-early 3rds                                                 PDF

The NG-early Carriage Trucks                          PDF

The NG-early Horse Boxes.                                PDF

The NG-early Pass. Brake Vans.                       PDF

All the information is from mid 1800 upto the beginning of the Lot Books.

The old series, 'os' was a combination of Coach & Wagons split up into their own respective Lot Books in January 1893. The last 'os' lot was No.682.

Thursday, 3 September 2020

The Construction of "O" Gauge Vehicles for the Beginner

 by "Sparks"

The following articles on GWR  & a couple of SR vehicles were spread over four years 1928 to 1931 in the Model Railway News magazine.

By publishing them I hope fellow modellers will find them useful.


July 1928      Introduction - Damo B - Vents for 'Siphons'.                         PDF

Aug. 1928     The G.W.R 22-ft Fruit Vans "Fruit C" and "Fruit D".        PDF

Sept. 1928     Further details for the 'Damo B'.                                            PDF

Oct. 1928      The G.W.R Bogie Milk or Fish Vans - "Siphon G".              PDF


Jan. 1929        The Refridgerator Vans 'Mica A & B'.                    PDF

Mar. 1929       The GWR Fish Van 'Bloater'.                                   PDF

May 1929        The Southern Railway 10t GUV.                              PDF 

July 1929         Large Cattle Vans 'Mex B'.                                      PDF

Sept. 1929       The GWR Six-Wheeled Milk Vans 'Siphons'.         PDF

Nov. 1929        The Southern Railway 25t Goods Brake Van.        PDF


Jan. 1930        The "Damo A" Underframe & Brake Gear details    PDF

May 1930        The  GWR 20t & 14t Goods Brake Vans                     PDF

July 1930        The  10t Ventilation Van "Mink D"

                            and 10t Insulated Van "Fruit B"                               PDF

Sept 1930        Three  Open Goods Wagons "A , B & C"                    PDF

Nov. 1930        The  4-Wheeled Ventilation Iron Covered Goods Van "Mink A"

                           and the 4-Wheeled Iron Mineral Wagon for South Wales    PDF


Jan. 1931        Bogie Trolley Wagons "Crocodiles H & J"                       PDF

Apr. 1931        Bogie Rail Wagons "Macaws B & C"                                PDF

Jun. 1931        30t All-Metal Covered Goods Van "Mink F"

                            and 40t All-Metal Bogie Loco Coal Wagon                    PDF

Nov. 1931        Conclusion, Additional Information and Numbers of Vehicles

                                Large (Modern) Horse Box "Paco B & C"                PDF

                                Damos / Fruits / Siphons G / Micas / Bloater

                                Mex / 6-wheel Mil Siphon / Toads 20t & 16t/ Mink & Fruit

                                Opens / Crocodiles including construction hints

            Macaws / Mink F / SR 4-wheel GUV & 4-wheel 25t Goods Brake Van   

Model Railway Constructor 193

 Major W. L. Sparks produced a series of  9 articles under the heading of  "Beginner's Luck"

These were spread over 1935/6. The three below are Parts 7,8 & 9. I shall add the others eventually. 

March 1936        S.R. 25t Mineral Wagon                                                    PDF

May     1936        S.R. Bogie Passenger Luggage Van                                  PDF

Sept.    1936        Continuation of the May article                                        PDF                       

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The following articles are by R. E.  Tustin. (Ray)

I have kindly been given permission to post all these articles by his Daughter.

 They were printed in the 40's and 50's in the 'Model Railway News' magazines 

                                                     Southern Passenger Stock -- No.1

June 1942    L & S.W.R 6-Wheelers                                                     PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.2

July  1942    L & S.W.R Bogie Stock                                                    PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.3

Aug. 1942    Ex-L & S.W.R Comp. Lavatory Brake                           PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.4

Oct. 1942    Ex-L & S.W.R Two Coach Local Sets                              PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.5

Nov. 1942    Ex-L & S.W.R Open Composite Brake                       PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.6

Dec. 1942    Ex-L & S.W.R Two Coach Open Motor Set                PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.7

Jan. 1943    Ex-L & S.W.R  Short Lavatory Stock                        PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.8

Mar. 1943    Ex-L & S.W.R  "Self-Contained Corridor" Vehicles  PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.9

June 1943    Ex-L & S.W.R  Three-Coach Lavatory Sets                PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.10

July 1943    Ex-L & S.W.R  Three-Coach Corridor Sets                PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.11

Oct. 1949    Ex-L & S.W.R  Electric Trains, Motor Coaches           PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.12

Jan. 1950    Ex-L & S.W.R  Electric Trains Centre Vehicle            PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.13

Mar. 1950    Stroudley  4 - wheeled Stock                                         PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.14

July. 1950    LSWR  4 Coach Surban Block Trains                           PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.15

Jan. 1951    SR (SECR) Brake Corridor Tri-Composite                   PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.16

May 1951    L & SWR  Clerestory Restaurant Car                            PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.17

July 1951    LB & SCR   'Balloon Auto-Cars'                                   PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.18

Sept. 1951    L & SWR  4-Wheel Luggage & 6-Wheel Milk Vans    PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.19

Nov. 1951    L & SWR  6 - Wheeled Guard's Van                              PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.20

Mar. 1952    Ex-SE & CR  Three Coach Set No.522                          PDF

                                                 Southern Passenger Stock -- No.21

May 1952    L.S.W.R Horse Boxes                                                       PDF

Nov. 1952   L.B. & S.C.R 20 ton Goods Brake Van                      PDF

Apr. 1953   L.B. & S.C.R Single-ended 'Road' Vans                     PDF

                                                Southern Passenger Stock -- No.22

Sept. 1953    L.S.W.R  Bogie Guard's Vans                                        PDF

July 1957   L.B. & S.C.R  Double Horseboxes                            PDF

Nov 1942      G.W.R. Mica A & B Outline drawing                                    PDF

This drawing of the Mica B no.105913 was an X8 on L921 Nos 105851-106000 (150)

The Mica A no.47932 given is not a Mica A but a Y2 Fruit on osL490.

To make it an Mica A X1 the number should be between 47951-48000 (50) also part of osL490