Entry 10 – Midland and Great Northern Teak Coaches
These coaches have been built from Ratio ex LNWR 50ft Carriage Kits. I have built a Brake Composite, Composite, Third and Brake Third to make a set of 4 carriages. I’ve also painted a Parkside LNER CCT in the same livery to match the set and act as a Luggage Van for the set. The coaches have been hand painted in to teak livery.
Entry 14 – GW Bogie ‘Iron Mink’
This model falls firmly into the category of multiple ‘Kit Bash’. The Great Western built these bogie vans, diagram V1 from 1912. The model, assembled a long time ago, is based on the Ratio 4 wheel Iron Mink van kit – two off – and the bogies from a Ratio GW bogie bolster kit. Stitch together with good old Plasticard, add oval buffers, decent wheels and some underframe detail and there we go. It wouldn’t satisfy the fastidious, but looked OK to me!