September Progress

Posted on October 1, 2018. Filed under: Monthly progress |

I’m continuing to upgrade my coaching stock, but haven’t yet reached the level of detail I achieved with an LMS D1720 BCK, the very first coach I made over ten years ago. This coach was from an Alastair Wright 5522 kit and I detailed the underframe right down to the dynamo safety chain. However, the gangways, as on most of Kyle of Sutherland’s coaches, need upgrading.

Coaches 19 180929 4872       Gangway upgrade

This LMS/BR D2161 BTK was intended to be paired with a Stanier 3P for the Thurso Branch Mixed on Kyle of Sutherland. I bought a loco chassis test etch from Mike Edge, but decided this would not be a quick build for Railex, and put it on the back burner along with the part-finished coach. It now has an interior and glazing, and I have just prepared a set of parts for the gangways with late LMS/early BR suspension arms.

I travelled in M24718M, on which the model is based, from Carstairs to Edinburgh in 1967. The photograph shows there is still an amount of detail to model, such as the locking arms for use when connecting gangways between coaches.

My beautiful picture       The prototype in 1967

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