There have been several models of the ex-GWR pannier tank
locomotives, but they have all been limited editions, so other than the
last model which is still a stock item at the time of writing, availability is limited.
Models of the ex-NE/BR type brake van are readily available,
but none in the correct livery so will need re-painting. I used the
PECO KNR-28 kit as being the cheapest option !
Parkside models produce a resin model of the Battery Locomotives,
which uses a shortened Kato 'shorty' chassis. Unfortunately this gives
an incorrect bogie wheelbase which makes the model look a little odd. It is also designed to not use standard rapido couplings.
Parkside models produce a resin model of this locomotive, which
requires the chassis from a Life-Like SW8 american diesel loco. This
chassis has directional lighting, which can be connected up with fibre
Corgi models produced a die-cast model of the 1995 stock for the
olympic games, which is pretty close to N gauge, the scale working out
at 1:142 as opposed to the correct 1:148. This makes the model
about 7mm too long. The model was motorised using a Tomytec chassis,
and the trailing cars fitted with Dapol coach bogies modified by the
removal of the side detail, and with the original Corgi bogie
sideframes thinned down , then glued in place.Wire hook couplings are used to semi-permanently connect up the units.
Graham Farish produce several variants of 3 plank wagon that can be
repainted into LU livery. Unfortunately they are fitted with steel end
stanchions and underframe rather than the wooden ones normally used on the ex Metropolitan railway prototypes.
Several 5 plank wagons are available which can be repainted in LU
livery. The Peco KNR-40 kit is a cheap basis for a model. Radley Models
occasionally have models available pre-painted in LU livery.
This model uses the Peco KNR-39 kit.
The ballast hopper used by London Underground is neither a Catfish
or Dogfish type, but a sort of hybrid fitted with LU type buffing gear.
Nevertheless the Dapol dogfish model can be repainted to a passable
Parkside Models produce this resin kit of the 30 ton GP wagons. It requires the bogies from any Bachman US style wagon.
Page updated : 11 May 2016