Scattergun LCDR (SECR)

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Yorkshire Dave, 23 June 2013.

  1. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Following on from Phill's thread Roaming in the Gloaming and mention of the LCDR here are some pictures of my dad's conversions of the Hornby Dublo SECR R1 0-6-0T. Apologies for the qualities of the photos as these are the only ones which exist.

    A bit of a nostalgia trip of some of my very early modelling including the ex LCDR M3 4-4-0.

    SECR R.jpg
    LDCR R 0-4-4T converted in the early 1960's by my dad from the Hornby Dublo SECR R1 0-6-0T.

    SECR J.jpg
    SECR J 0-6-4T converted in the early 1960's by my dad from the Hornby Dublo N2 0-6-2T

    SECR Q.jpg
    SECR Q (ex SEC) 0-4-4T converted in the early 1960's by my dad from the Hornby Dublo SECR R1 0-6-0T.

    SECR Q1.jpg
    SECR Q1 0-4-4T converted in the early 1970's by myself for my dad from the Hornby Dublo SECR R1 0-6-0T.

    SECR A.jpg
    SECR A2 (ex LCDR) 0-4-4T converted in the early 1980's by myself for my dad from the Hornby J83 0-6-0T.

    SECR T.jpg
    SECR T (ex LCDR) 0-6-0T converted in the early 1980's by myself for my dad from the Mainline J72 0-6-0T.

    SECR ACIS.jpg
    SECR ACIS class (ex LCDR) 0-6-0 converted in the early 1980's by myself for my dad from the K's Kirtley Midland Railway 0-6-0.
     
  2. AdamF

    AdamF Western Thunderer

    What fantastic models!
     
  3. Tony West

    Tony West Western Thunderer

    I'll second that!!, a legacy to be really proud of !:thumbs:.
    Cheers Tony.
     
  4. phileakins

    phileakins Western Thunderer

    Thanks for sharing Dave, I really didn't think that an R1 (LCD) could be made our of an R1 (SER). Well, that's proved me wrong!

    Lovely models, I take it you no longer have them?

    Phil
     
  5. Nice to know that something good can be made out of an SER abomination. (Hello Mr. S.* if you are reading this.)

    *He knows who he is.
     
  6. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    Unfortunately not - most wore out :( - the only one I have managed to rescue is the ACIS class.
     
  7. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    Somehow they remind me of the models of P.D. Hancock. :thumbs:
    I know they are completely different prototypes to his North British locos, but they have that same, almost indescribable (but I'll have a go!) "Not absolutely Perfect, but Built with a heck of a lot of TLC" look about them. Plus of course they have a very 'individual' look too - you just know that there was no R-T-R version available for anyone to buy.
    Thanks for sharing!!
     
  8. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    The ones I built for my dad were in my very early modelling days and you are quite right - I/we had to use the nearest RTR model to the drawings of the loco we wanted and start converting from there. Today's modellers have it relatively easy with all the RTR stuff and kits.

    I've been out of 4mm modelling for so long now (I concentrate on HO and O scales) I expect there are still gaps in the market for turn of the century (1900) locos and rolling stock for the smaller pre group companies.
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Western Thunderer

    Something of an understatement there Dave:)

    Thanks for putting those photos up, excellent models:thumbs:
     
  10. mintri

    mintri Active Member

    Excellent models, If I remember correctly the Mainline J72 could be made into a G6-HO scale - although LSWR.
    Am I correct in this?
    Steve
     
  11. Yorkshire Dave

    Yorkshire Dave Western Thunderer

    You're quite correct - it can be.

    I do have a part conversion of the Hornby (ex Dapol) Terrier body into a LBSC E1 0-6-0T. If and when it's finished it'll be on a J72 (I think) etched brass chassis as this gives the correct wheel spacing in HO.
     
  12. D G Williams

    D G Williams Active Member

    A double treat – London, Chatham and Dover and a glimpse into model railway history! Congratulations on those ingenious conversions to produce a collection of truly individual models.
    How much did you have to alter the K’s kit to make the Kirtley rebuild of the Acis class?