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The concept of the layout is a rural station in West Dorset on the proposed direct Dorchester-Exeter route during the first four years of British Railways from '48-52.

Sunday, 12 September 2021

Locomotives of Beaminster Road - the models and prototypes

Almost a year since a list of prototype images appeared on this blog, models of the locomotives have been built or acquired and things have settled down, the list of locos required for working the D&E has been resolved. 

Keeping with a theme of 'tall chimney, big domes and low boilers' (with one or two notable exceptions) the candidates are not obvious and certainly not from the same source.

Bec/OO Works mix by David Taylor

 
exLSWR D15 4-4-0 Bournemouth
 
Hornby mix of bits rebuilt by Mike Hitchen
 

exLSWR T9 4-4-0 Padstow


OO Works/Hornby mix by Neil Kinison

 
exLSWR K10 4-4-0 Verwood
 
 

DJH kit unknown maker

 
 
exLSWR H15 4-6-0 Eastleigh
 
OO Works
 
 

exLSWR 700 0-6-0 near Burford

DJH/Comet mix by David Taylor, Neil Kinison and Tim Maddocks

exLSWR 0395 0-6-0 Exmouth Junction
 

All were either allocated to Dorchester and Exmouth Junction or noted in the area. They were all pre-grouping designs and were treated by the Southern as being capable of use as mixed traffic when required. 

Finally, DS1169 Ruston 48DS was allocated to Yeovil Junction, it will be used to transport wagons to the Dorset Farmers Siding.

Hornby/247 rebuild by Mike Hitchin


 

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