2017 is our 50th Anniversary year so look out for events to mark this significant milestone for Worcestershire's oldest model railway club
Virtually all of the Southern Region multiple units that run on Dagnell End were scratch built by Club Member, Ken Bridger who is the owner of the metal kit manufacturer Genesis Kits. Ken originally made the units to run on an exhibition layout called Portsea he built a number of years ago. As originally made all of the units were powered by Triang Hymek motor bogies which we have now upgraded to the current Hornby motor bogie found in such locomotives as their Class 73. The following pictures are some of the stock Ken has produced:
|This is the Motor Brake Second Open from a 4 COR. Numbered 3142 after the one that has been preserved||This is a 2 car 2HAP. The coaches are based around a Lima vehicle with new sides and front.|
|These are the driving cars from a 4LAV. Again the coaches are based around a Lima vehicle with new sides and front.||This is one of the driving cars from a 4TC. Again the coaches are based around a Lima vehicle with new sides and front.|
All the sides on the coaches are constructed from 30 thou plastic card and 10thou blank surrounds for the windows. These are the scratch built units that will run on Dagnell End:
|Set Number||Unit Type||Livery||DCC Address Number||Kadee couplings fitted|
All units (except the TC) have been re-motored using the latest Hornby motor that is used in the Class 73 and Class 101 DMU and each have been fitted with a DCC chip made by either Bachmann or Lenz. We have fitted Kadee couplings to those units that would have in reality had buckeye couplings.