As promised last post, here is the first of the three BRMA(Q) AMMC entries from 2013. These two cattle wagons were the winning entries in Category C – Kit or Scratch-built Rolling Stock. The competition was of a high standard in this category and it was one of the most popular with 8 or 9 entries.
The kits are 2mm Scale Association etches – kit number 2-602 which is actually the MR Cattle Wagon with a low top rail and two bars to D298. As I built these for a friend – and the rest of the rake as seen in the picture below – and he wanted them in LMS livery, that is what they are and why the title is what it is.
Nothing special about building them – layer the detail on, then build the box, add the floor and roof and fit to the desired chassis. Pictures in the consulted literature (Essery’s MR Wagons Vol 1 & 2 published by OPC) suggested livery variations which have been produced.
I am presently doing a rake of cattle wagons from the 2mm Association for Ben to run on his layout based on Sturminister Newton on the SDJR – this is where the five wagons below are photographed. The rake will be expanded as I complete the builds of the various types offered by the 2mm Association – ones completed include in addition to the pair above, 2-601 and 2-603. I am going to be doing some using kit 2-606 and the plastic bodies 2-514. There may even be a 2-600 amongst the collection of UFOs out in the shed. Not sure. Stay tuned.