The Construction of "O" Gauge Vehicles for the Beginner
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 1936
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