Kevin Atkinson's 7mm stock

7mm GWR horsebox diagram N13

7mm horsebox to diagram N13, built from a Blacksmith kit

 

7mm GWR horsebox diagram N13 The horsebox has the attendant's compartment fully detailed with seets, panelling, blinds etc and there is a lot of extra detail – i.e. the valve on one side is scratch built.
7mm GWR Siphon G This is a 7mm Siphon G built from a Scorpio Models kit. It has added detail and carries HMRS transfers.
7mm GWR milk tanker diagram O35 Six-wheeled milk tanker, built to Diagram 035 of 1931. Made from from a Slaters kit.
GWR bogie coal wagon diagram N1 40 Ton bogie coal wagon to Diagram N1. This is from a Scorpio Models kit, using Haywood Railways sprung buffers, Precision Paints and HMRS Transfers. The floor is out of very thick Slaters Plastikard.
GWR brake van diagram AA19 20 Ton Goods Brake van diagram AA19, built from a Parkside Dundas kit.
7mm oil tanker 'Anglo Persian 7mm Anglo Persian oil tanker. This is from a Slaters kit, using Precision paints. It is a superb kit, I do want to build some more of these.
7mm Permanent Way brake van A 7mm GWR Permanent Way and Works brake van, built from a Peco kit. Although it appears blue in these photos, it is in fact painted matt black as all "Ways & Works" wagons were.
7mm Permanent Way brake van A view of the interior. All the cab detail is scratch built from Slaters Plastikard and brass wire. The roof ribbing is also scratchbuilt .The inside cab should have had chocolate brown from floor to waist height, and cream from waist to ceiling – but I made the insides all cream in order to highlight the detail when the roof is on.
7mm Permanent Way brake van I have added the brake gear from The Parkside Dundas GWR 20 ton brake van kit diagram AA19, also i added the ballast plate and the sand pipes are from Slaters brass wire and 2mm scrap brass strip.
7mm Permanent Way brake van A caution on modelling the insides of brake vans: You need to make sure that you have all the right information before you start to detail them. You can't build e.g. an AA6 brake van with a AA19 interior as they all had different interiors. Moreover as they were repaired and serviced and had overhauls, they became increasingly different – even each series could vary. I used for reference GWR Goods Wagons" by Atkins, Beard and Tourret (pages 473 – figure 447 and page 480 – figure 649). The paints are from Precision, Humbrol and Revell, while transfers came with the kit and I gave it a coat of Precision matt varnish.
7mm GWR brake van diagram AA1 Here is one of the 6-wheel brake vans, also built from a Peco kit (ref W/603-6) but with added super-detailing.
underframe of GWR brake van diagram AA1 The brake rigging was made using parts from another kit – namely the Parkside Dundas kit for the Diagram AA19 (ref PS44). To do this, I used the black sprue with parts 51-53,56-61,64 and the etchings A and B (you can't use etching C as it will make the assembly sit up too high, so those parts were made with 2mm scrap brass strip).
verandah of GWR brake van Close-up of the veranda. When detailing this kit I used Atkins, Beard & Tourret "GWR Goods Wagon", Figure 441 on page 467.
cab detail of GWR brake van I made all the cab detail out of Slaters Plastikard, brass wire etc. The pipe is coat hanger wire, and the top of the stove is two pieces of Plastikard rounded, with the top one slightly wider than the bottom one and with a hole in the middle (this feature was to stop the Guard's billy from falling off). Peco supplied the cab sand boxes and bench from the W/603 kit.
roof of GWR brake van Scratch-built roof ribbing
A couple of six-wheel brake vans looking good together
GWR brake van, from a Parkside kit A four-wheel brake van this time, built from the Parkside Dundas PS44 kit. I built the kit following the instructions, and as Malcolm Mitchell always says: Read the instructions thoroughly at least once and then read them two or three times more, and make yourself thoroughly familar with all the parts.
GWR brake van, from a Parkside kit I once again superdetailed the cab, using mainly Slaters Plastikard and brass wire.
GWR brake van, from a Parkside kit For reference material I used the Atkins, Beard & Tourret book, plate 649 page 480, as well as figure 459 one page 481, and figure 463 on page 484.
GWR brake van, from a Parkside kit I added my own sanding pipes, made from Slaters brass wire and scrap 2mm brass strip.
GWR Mica and Tevan These white vans were built from Parkside Dundas 7mm kits: a Mica and a Tevan. I have added screw link couplings and detailed them up. The paints are Humbrol matt black and matt white, with a coat of Precision matt spray varnish. As usual, I found the quality of these kits very good, and with a little care and some added details they come up as superb wagons.

 

 

 

The Tevan still has the hatches on the roof for the dry ice. Usually, the hatches were removed when converted to Tevans, but some were still seen running in BR days with the hatches in place.