On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 07:14:17 +0100, Peter Abraham
You could start with a look in here - which is an index of drawings
and articles in the model railway press.
I've had a quick look, and there are a few articles for LMS and SR
push-pull coaching stock. I'm not sure how old you want to go, but
I note that some of the SR articles refer to pre-grouping units on the
LBSCR. One of the LMS articles is good and shows a 1930 coach.
I've also got details of the Midland Railway units which were
introduced at the turn of the previous century. The Midland used its
standard 43' and 45' diagrams and converted the ends with two large
I believe that BR were still converting stock to push-pull in the
1940/50 period. I think I remember a thread on this newsgroup some
months ago on the subject.
I can scan what I've got and get them to you.
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007 10:04:59 +0100, Peter Abraham
Here you go.....
The 1930 LMS driving end from the Railway Modeller
The Midland 1907 43ft driving ends - taken from Dow and Lacy's book on
Midland Coaching Stock. I'll have to do a bit more reading but I
believe these units didn't last into the Grouping. But I did note in
the same book that there is a picture of a 48ft Midland driving end
taken in 1955 with LMS style windows, so maybe another conversion
done in LMS or even BR days.
I haven't scanned all of the articles in the Model Railway Constructor
on LBSCR push pull sets - I think I would be all night scanning a
series that was spread over a few years :-) But this article
features the sets converted by the SR in the early 30s.
One of the summer 1985 issues (June or July) of Railway Modeller has
an Arthur Whitehead drawing of a Stanier 57' push-pull trailer, plus a
pic of the real thing and an article on how to build the old BSL kit.
I think the Whithead drawing is reproduced from an earlier, much
longer, series of articles on LMS coaching stock which appeared in RM
in the late '60s. I've a feeling that another RM article from '85
might have an article (but no plans) by either D. Fereday Glenn or
Robin Brasher dealing with the BSL kit of the Southern Region push-
pull sets (converted from Maunsell stock with a driving end not unlike
those used on Eastleigh-built EMU sets!), which dated from the '50s
and replaced much older pre-grouping push-pull stock.
Peter... (And anybody else interested)
Have you got broadband access to the 'Net?
If so, feast your eyes on this event which I both organised
and photographed way back in 1966.
After reading the intro (left hand column) click on the first image
(a map), view it for a few seconds then scroll right down to the
bottom of the page.
There are some options there, one of which is 'Full size', to expand
the pictures. The other is 'Slideshow' which will take you through
all of them in order, at a rate of about 10 - 15 seconds per image.
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