Missenden coaches

Posted on August 24, 2013. Filed under: Project progress |

Yet again the Missenden Summer School has given Kyle of Sutherland a shove in the right direction. In just under five days I made two basic running coaches from Comet kits.

Coaches 6 Comet LMS 1 130824       More LMS stock for Kyle of Sutherland

After my experience with Sc6735M built in some detail from an Alastair Wright kit (five or six months work), I decided on a more pragmatic approach to coach building. I’m building these two straight out of the box with as little embellishment as I can get away with. The Open Third on the left will run within a fixed rake, where the coach will only be seen in side view. The Brake Composite on the right is planned to be a good copy of the single Dornoch coach in a 1959 colour photo in a recent Steam Magazine. I’ll put more effort into the ends for this coach.

Detailed or not, exhibition coaches must run well. These coaches were bought at different times with different bogie designs. This has allowed me to have one part-compensated bogie and one bogie with secondary springing on each coach. How well will they run?

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