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BCDR Class 1 Locomotive

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Should have some of Leslie's BCDR Wagon somewhere. Will post pictures on my layout page later when the decoder arrives.

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Kieran,

 

Lovely job! I may well follow your example there in due course. Did you use the Oxford one or Hornby? There might be a few cheaper ones about of the oxford one now.....

 

I was looking at it for a GNRi T2, but you'd need to chop the front bogie back a little...

 

Cheers for now.

 

Richard.

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Well done, Kieran - a very neat and clever conversion.

 

Never mind my wagons - have you got a rake of bone-shaking six wheelers to go with it?

 

My pal Michael at Smallbrook does a LSWR "road van" which I understand is the spitting image of a BCDR brake van.

 

Leslie

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Kieran,

Did you use the Oxford one or Hornby? There might be a few cheaper ones about of the oxford one now.....

 

Richard, I picked up a Oxford one at the right price but they have a dicast chassis in case you were wanting to shorten the body. BYW did you get my email I sent last month re your JT Loco?

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My pal Michael at Smallbrook does a LSWR "road van" which I understand is the spitting image of a BCDR brake van.

 

Leslie

 

Someone sent me a picture of a BCDR Brake Van this evening, it is like nothing like the GNR or NCC ones.

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I'll email you tomorrow re the LSWR one.

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The BCDR and the SLNCR had many varieties of brake van. In fact barely two on the SLNCR were the same, thus neither line can be taken to have had a standard!

 

For anyone interested in BCDR wagons, there's an old body in store at the DCDR, which will show the lettering style and shade of grey.

 

Chassis and drawgear - same grey. I am unsure of roof shade. It was probably the same but possibly weathered darker due to loco smoke.

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Thank John for the pointer to Downpatrick, an excuse for another trip. I really miss the Enthusiastic Section on their old Web Site where they had pictures of all their stock.

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Their website is gradually under revision, Kirley. Their marketing person has recently left due to a career change and I suppose it's the old story of volunteers - who has the time!

 

The rolling stock section badly needed to be updated anyway - it was out of date including one or two items long gone, but no details of some of the newer stock. All in due course, no doubt. If I was computer literate I might volunteer to assist, but I'm not, as my numerous upside-down photo posts here will attest....,!!

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My pal Michael at Smallbrook does a LSWR "road van" which I understand is the spitting image of a BCDR brake van.

 

Leslie

 

I did get in touch with Michael and he was extremely helpful in providing parts of the Kit plus a RTR 21'chassis. The body length of the BCDR Brake Van is 20' 6" so the chassis had to be shortened and the body lengthened.

 

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Then add some brass W Irons and running boards.

 

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First coat of primer and ready to fix the roof.

 

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This is what it should look like.

 

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Thanks Leslie for the tip.

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