Loco Sand Wagons BR(E)

This is a tale of two Loco 7T Sand Wagons in O gauge. The first one was purchased as a kit at an O Gauge ‘meet up’ at Bury St Eds. last year. I duly passed it to Graham for assembly. It has now arrived back for me to finish, it will become number 600023 a Ipswich wagon that lasted until about 1962, and was used to top up Diesel Loco’s as well as the earlier Steam Loco’s.

I saw the second wagon on the Steamline Website for sale and purchased it as it was again a locally based wagon at Yarmouth Vauxhall. Both Wagons were made from Connoisseur Kits by Jim McGeown.

Two O Gauge Pugs

Here are two Kit Built Sevenscale Pugs, one BR and the other LMS. The BR Pug was built to a very high standard and only a few tweaks and a light weathering were asked for by their owner Ollie. The second Pug I believe was an Ebay purchase and required a lot more work as it was built to a lesser standard, had a few bits missing. It was also in the wrong LMS livery for Ollie, so a partial repaint and new number and transfers required, it also has been given a light weathering.

Class 26 in O Gauge weathered

This loco is not one of the current batch, but one of three I purchased in the first batch several years ago. Of the three this is the only one that currently works as the other two have the traditional Heljan gear slip problems – I will seek help and get them replaced before I weather them. I have sprayed the full yellow warning panel on the loco to have something a bit different. This loco has received a medium weathering.

Class 30 (31) Weathered

This is a Class 31 that I purchased when the first batch came out several years ago. Only now have I got around to weathering it. I have not changed the exhaust ports to the original engine variety as I may well still do it as a English Electric at a later date. This is a light to medium weathering as it represents a loco not long in service, but still living with steam engines.