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Offline MikeWilliams

Southern Railway Bogies
« on: Jun 30 2014 21:06 »
Please can anyone direct me to a drawing and photo of a Maunsell carriage bogie of c1928-30ish, 8ft wheelbase?  I've been given a 4mm scale drawing from a book, but at the end of this project the bogies might become available in Gauge 3, so I'd rather have a better drawing.

Thanks,

Mike

Offline AllWight

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30 2014 23:40 »
Do you want the LSWR or bullied 8' steam bogies.

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #2 on: Jul 01 2014 08:17 »
Maunsell, steam hauled.  Whether they are the same as LSWR I don't know, but they look heavier and more modern to me.  They are for some c1930 stock.

Mike

Offline AllWight

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #3 on: Jul 01 2014 11:35 »
The bogies in the GRS kits are the Maunsell LSWR / SR bogie kits from fox bogies. It may be worth talking to GRS directly.

Mark

Offline John Candy

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #4 on: Jul 01 2014 11:55 »
"Somewhere" among my collection of mags. (in particular Backtrack and Modellers Backtrack) are articles on Southern carriages (including Maunsell and Bulleid dining/buffet/tavern cars) and I am pretty sure there are bogie drawings.

Incidentally, Richard Maunsell came to the Southern from SE&CR, so am not sure that his design of bogies would necessarily have been of L&SWR origin.

Regards,
John.
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Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #5 on: Jul 01 2014 13:11 »
OK, seems I need to give a bit more detail.  These are not Fox patent bogies, but Maunsell Southern designs including D2001 and D2005 of 1928-30.  I already have a 4mm scale "drawing" but want a better, larger drawing of the sideframe and ends, plus photos.  Its a bit like this
http://www.cs.vintagecarriagestrust.org/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=493

Mike

Offline 454

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #6 on: Jul 01 2014 13:43 »
Looks like an open top double decker to me  ;D

Dave
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Offline AllWight

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #7 on: Jul 01 2014 16:22 »
I am looking through my books if I find anything helpful I will copy and email to you direct.

Mark

Offline hornbeam

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #8 on: Jul 01 2014 17:23 »
Are you thinking of producing some Mike?

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #9 on: Jul 01 2014 21:03 »
Producing some carriages?  Alas no!  But I need to make some bogie parts for somebody.  Sorry, confidential other than that.

Mike

Offline John Candy

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #10 on: Jul 02 2014 17:03 »
Mike,

Following telecon this a.m., I have scanned and sent you dimensioned bogie drawing plus photos of bogies in works "photographic grey" which show all the detail.

Regards,
John.
My fellow Members, ask not what your Society can do for you, ask what you can do for your Society.

Offline hornbeam

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #11 on: Jul 02 2014 19:35 »
All sounds very interesting Mike. Sounds like the GRS ones won't be of any use but I've heard they are pretty good.

Offline MikeWilliams

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #12 on: Jul 02 2014 19:55 »
Thanks all.  I have all I need.

Yes, I think the GRS (Slaters) SECR bogies are good too.  These will be much simplified but I hope to allow an optional detailing kit at a later date, if there is any interest.

Mike
 

Offline hornbeam

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #13 on: Jul 03 2014 17:29 »
Good stuff. Will be building a bogie van and am planning on using GRS bogies but they are rather expensive, but not knocking them

Offline AllWight

Re: Southern Railway Bogies
« Reply #14 on: Jul 04 2014 09:25 »
If you are going to do these bogies I might be interested in a pair. I have always fancied building a queen Mary brakevan in gauge 3