Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stock list

This represents the present roster of rolling stock available on the line. I will keep updating this list as stock is added, replaced or removed from service.

Last Updated: 1 April 2017


Item Image Status Comments
 Locomotives

(Peckforton)
In service GRS Peckett body kit on LGB ToyTrain chassis. (see How I constructed a Pecket from a GRS kit for construction details). Powered by three 18650 lithium-ion batteries, controlled with an RC Trains Rx65b receiver/controller. (See How I converted a track powered loco to battery power)
2
(Beeston)
In Service
GRS Barclay body kit on LGB chassis bought secondhand from GRS (see Progress Report 33 and Progress Report 51 ). 12v li-ion battery powered ,RC Trains radio controlled.
3
(Bickerton)
In service
 GRS Hunslet bidy kit on LRB Toytrain chassis (see How I constructed a Hunslet from a GRS kit, for construction details) Battery powered (three 18650 li-ions) and controlled by RC Trains Rx65b receiver /controller
4
(Bulkeley)
In Service
Battery powered, radio controlled. A scratchbuilt body on an LGB Zillertal 0-6-2 locomotive of a Manning Wardle based (loosely) on Southwold Railway loco No 4 (Wenhaston). The loco is powered by a 12v li-ion battery, has RC Trains radio control and a MyLocoSound sound card. (See How I constructed a Manning Wardle 0-6-2T battery loco)
5
(Tarporley)
In service
Battery powered, radio controlled. Scratchbuilt Sharp Stewart 2-4-2T body based on Southwold Railway No.1 (Southwold) . Mounted on Playmobil chassis, powered by 12v li-ion battery with RC Trains r/c and MyLocoSound sound card (see How I constructed a 2-4-2T Sharp Stewart for construction details)
6
(Harthill)
In service
12v li-ion battery powered, radio controlled. Scratchbuilt Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST body on Piko motor block based on former Davington Light Railway loco. Three 18650 li-ion batteries, RC Trains rx65 receiver/controller - to be fitted with Picaxe steam sound card (see How I constructed a Manning Wardle 0-6-0ST loco)
7
(Tollemache)
In service
Scratchbuilt Fowler mechanical body on LGB Toytrain chassis (see How I bashed a ToyTrain diesel into a Fowler mechanical, for construction details). Converted to battery radio control using RC Trains equipment
8
(Wynford)
In service
Battery powered, radio controlled. Freelance diesel constructed from IP Engineering (Jessie) kit. With 12v NiMH battery power, Mac5 controller, RC Trains r/c and Peter Spoerer DigiSounds sound card. (see How I constructed an IP Engineering diesel kit  for construction details)
9
(Lolly)
In service
Battery powered, radio controlled. Freelance diesel railcar built from IP Engineering kit. 4.8v NiMH battery power, RC Trains Rx65b receiver/controller. (see How I constructed an IP Engineering diesel railcar for construction details)
10
(Tiverton)
In Service
LGB Stainz from starter set and was the first loco used on the railway. Converted to battery power, controlled by an RC Trains/Deltang Rx65b with sound from a Dallee soundcard. See How I Anglicised an LGB Stainz loco
11
(Bunbury)
In Service
Bagnall 0-4-2T based on the four locos which ran on the Rustenburg Platinum Mines Railway in South Africa. Bought secondhand, built from an early GRS kit with an LGB ToyTrain 0-4-0 motor block. Powered with four 3.2v LiFePo4 batteries and controlled with an RC Trains Rx65b receiver/controller
Unassigned
Out of service (actually, never in service as too large)
Track powered. Bachmann diesel awaiting conversion into a (sort of) West Clare Walker diesel




Railbus 1
In Service Battery powered, radio controlled. Modified from two Andel freelance coaches with scratchbuilt chassis - radio controlled battery power (12v li-ion battery and RC Trains r/c) - see How I constructed a railmotor)
 Coaches
1
In Service, but awaiting further detailing and weathering All third 4-compartment coach constructed from a Maddison kit. (See How I constructed Maddison coaches from kits)
2
In Service, but awaiting further detailing and weathering First/third 4-compartment coach constructed from a Maddison kit. (See How I constructed Maddison coaches from kits)
3
In service, but awaiting further detailing and weathering
Third class 3-compartment brake-end constructed from a Maddison kit. (See How a constructed Maddison coaches from kits)
4
In Service - awaiting further detailing and weathering
Bachmann Jackson Sharp Passenger Coach converted to something resembling a Leek & Manifold Open coach (see How I based some Bachmann Jackson Sharps into L&M (ish) coaches)
5
In Service - awaiting further detailing and weathering Bachmann Jackson Sharp Passenger Coach converted to something resembling a Leek & Manifold Open coach (see How I based some Bachmann Jackson Sharps into L&M (ish) coaches)
6
In Service - awaiting further detailing and weathering Bachmann Jackson Sharp Passenger Coach converted to something resembling a Leek & Manifold Brake End coach (see How I based some Bachmann Jackson Sharps into L&M (ish) coaches)
Unassigned
In service Four wheel workman's coach constructed from early IP Engineering kit (bought secondhand)
 Wagons
Open 1
In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 2
In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 3
In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 4
In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 5
In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 6 In service Resin body on Hartland chassis. Removable coal load. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons)
Open 7
In service Plasticard body on Hartland chassis. Bow-ended open with coal load. (see How I built the second batch of open wagons)
Open 8 In service Plasticard body on Hartland chassis. Bow ended open with tarpaulin covered load. (see HowtI built the second batch of open wagons)
Open 9
In service Plasticard body on Hartland chassis. Coal load. (see How I built the second batch of open wagons)
Open 10 In service Plasticard body on Hartland chassis. timber load. (see How I built the second batch of open wagons)
Open 11
In service  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons). General merchandise load (packing cases from coffee stirrers, gear wheel in cradle, milk churns (from GRS)
Open 12
In service  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons). Load of wooden kegs.
Open 14
In service  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons) Removable coal load.
Open 15
In service Resin body with building materials load (bricks, cement bags and sand)

Open 16
[Awaiting photo]Awaiting construction  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons) Removable coal load.
Open 17
[Awaiting photo]Awaiting construction  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons) Removable coal load.
Open 18
[Awaiting photo]Awaiting construction  Resin body on Hartland chassis. (see How I made my third batch of open wagons) Removable coal load.
Closed van 1
In service Freelance conversion from LGB ToyTrain balcony van (see How I converted an LGB ToyTrain balcony van into a closed van)
Closed van 2
In service Freelance conversion from LGB ToyTrain balcony van (see How I converted an LGB ToyTrain balcony van into a closed van)




Closed van 4
Withdrawn Accucraft L&B closed van
Closed van 5
In service GRS conversion on two halves of LGB chassis (bought secondhand)
Closed van 6

In service GRS conversion on two halves of LGB chassis (see How I built an open wagon and closed van from GRS Combi-kit 1)
Gunpowder van
In service, awaiting transfers and weathering Swift Sixteen kit 
Cattle wagon 1
In service Scratchbuilt plasticard body on LGB chassis (see How I constructed two cattle wagons). With load of two Schleich cattle.
Cattle wagon 2
In service Scratchbuilt plasticard body on LGB chassis (see How I constructed two cattle wagons). With load of two Schleich cattle.
Cattle wagon 3
In service but in need of weathering and detailing IP Engineering kit
Cattle wagon 4

In service but in need of weathering and detailing
IP Engineering kit
Open Livestock wagon 1
[Awaiting photo]Awaiting construction
IP Engineering kit
Timber wagon 1
In service LGB stake wagon with log load
Timber wagon2
In service LGB stake wagon with log load
Timber wagon 3
In service LGB stake wagon with log load
Timber wagon 4
In service LGB stake wagon with removable log load
Timber wagon 5
In service
LGB feldbahn stake wagon with removable 2' 6" (40mm) pit prop load
Timber wagon 6

In service

LGB feldbahn stake wagon with removable 5' (80mm) pit prop load
Timber wagon 7


In service

LGB feldbahn stake wagon with removable 7' (112mm) pit prop load
Timber wagon 8


In service
LGB feldbahn stake wagon with removable 7' (112mm) pit prop load
Bolster wagons 1 &  2
In service but in need of more restraining chains LGB feldbahn wagons with papier mache log load
Tank wagon 1
In service Converted from LGB Toytrain tanker wagon using GRS detailing kit
Tank wagon 2
In service LGB ToyTrain wagon converted to UK based wagon using same techniques as GRS detailing kit
Flat wagon 1
In service Modified Hartland wagon, with tractor load (adapted resin moneybox)
Flat wagon 2

In service Modified Hartland wagon with farm machinery load (Brittain's toys)
Flat wagon 3

In service awaiting weathering and a removable load Modified Hartland wagon (see How I constructed some flat wagons)
Flat wagon 4
In service
Modified Hartland wagon - used as match wagon for crane wagon (see below and How I created some flat wagons)
Flat wagon 5
In service, awaiting weathering Atropos kit with milk churn load. Milk churns bought as resin castings or scratchbuilt (see How I made some milk churns)
Permanent way wagon 1
In service
Scratchbuilt body on IP Engineering Hudson wagon chassis. Bachmann tools added for detailing. (see How I made a small engineering wagon)
Crane wagon
In service Scratchbuilt body on Hartland chassis (see How I constructed a crane wagon)
Guards van 1
In service, but further detailing needed Scratchbuilt freelance body on Hartland chassis. Made from lolly sticks and plasticard.
Guards van 2
In service

IP Engineering kit, bought secondhand as part of job lot, partially detailed and repainted in PLR livery.
Guards van 3
In service, but in need of further detail Converted from LGB Toytrain balcony van using GRS kit (bought secondhand in unfinished condition as part of job lot)
Guards van 4
In workshops, awaiting completion Early IP Engineering kit, bought in unfinished condition with many parts missing.
Rake of nine tipplers (empty)

In service LGB tipplers, repainted, weathered and rusted (see How I weathered a rake of tippler wagons)
Rake of nine tipplers (full)
In service LGB tipplers, repainted, weathered and rusted (see How I created loads for a rake of tippler wagons)
 2' gauge rolling stock
Locomotives
11
In service. To be used for conveying ore from mine to loading hoppers. Bought via eBay - 32mm gauge, IP Engineering body and HGLW chassis. Powered by one 18650 lithium-ion battery, controlled with a Deltang Rx65b receiver/controller (programmed for auto-shuttle) (see How I converted a battery loco to radio control)
12

In service
IP Engineering plate frame Simplex diesel kit. Dual gauge (32mm and 45mm). Powered by two 14500 li-ion batteries (in parallel) and controlled with a Deltang Rx65b receiver. It has two soundcards (adapted from musical greetings card modules) for motor sound and horn. See How I constructed a plate frame Simplex loco
Coaches
11
Awaiting photoPlanned

12
Awaiting photoPlanned

 Wagons
101
Awaiting photoIn service
Constructed from a Binnie Hudson skip kit
102
Awaiting photoIn service Constructed from a Binnie Hudson skip kit
103
Awaiting photoIn service
Constructed from a Binnie Hudson skip kit
110
In service Tank wagon - Constructed from eBay wooden kit

Still plenty to do:
  • One open livestock wagon kit awaiting construction (IP Engineering). 
  • Three more open wagons to construct using resin castings and Hartland chassis 
  • Development of the 2' narrow gauge roster