Railway Modellers


Locomotives and stock built for Stephen Duffell's layout.

The London & South Western Railway (LSWR) ran from its London Terminus at Waterloo to Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Exeter and Plymouth with various branches. My interest lies in the Andover area where the LSWR main line was crossed by the Midland & South Western Junction Railway. Andover lies on the Exeter mainline between Basingstoke and Salisbury.

The LSWR was merged with other 'south of the Thames' companies and became the Western Division of the Southern Railway at grouping in 1923. 

The period modelled is in the 1910-1914 period. Models are built to 4mm scale and P4 gauge.

LSWR 4-4-0  ADAMS T3 class, No. 572

T3 572

Model built from a Finney kit by Graham Varley and was painted and lined by Ian Rathbone. The livery portrayed is that used by Dugald Drummond during his time as LSWR locomotive engineer. 

The T3 class was designed by William Adams and 20 were built at Nine Elms works in 1892-3.

LSWR 4-4-0 DRUMMOND T9 class, no 717

T9 717

Graham Varley and was painted and lined by Ian Rathbone, in the Drummond livery.

Model built from a Finney kit by

The model is as built with cross water tubes in the firebox (the rectangular structure on the boiler between the driving wheels, and with a narrow cab. 

The T9 class was designed by Dugald Drummond and a total of 66 were built. The first 30 were constructed by Dubs & Co plus an extra one for display at the Glasgow trade show in 1901. These had the cross water tubes in the firebox and narrow cab and were delivered in 1899-1900.  Twenty more were built at Nine Elms works in 1899-1900 and these lacked the cross water tubes. The final 15 also came from Nine Elms in 1900-1901 and had wide cabs and no cross water tubes.

LSWR 0-4-4T ADAMS T1 class, No. 10

T1 10

This model was based on a Jidenco kit but new sides were cut to match the prototype (the kit sides were inaccurate) and built by myself. The painting and lining was done by Warren Haywood.

The T1 class was introduced by William Adams, the first 20 being built in 1888-1890 and a further 40 in 1894-6. They were designed for hauling suburban traffic around London

LSWR 0-4-4T DRUMMOND M7 class No 245

M7 245

This is a Hornby model of the locomotive preserved at the National Railway Museum. It is still an OO model, awaiting conversion to P4. The livery is that of Dugald Drummond.

LSWR  0-4-4T DRUMMOND M7 class No 252

M7 252

Drummond's successor. 

This is a Hornby model converted to P4 by Philip Hall. It is painted in the lighter green livery of Robert Urie,

BR  0-4-4T DRUMMOND M7 class No 30015

M7 30015

This is another Hornby M7 in BR livery, converted to P4 by Philip Hall. It is outside the period for the layout being modelled, but I like M7's!

It is a model of a long frame version (compare the extended footplate in front of the smokebox with the two LSWR models), and is push-pull fitted with a Westinghouse pump beside the smokebox and an air tank behind the front buffer beam. 

The M7 tanks were introduced by Dugald Drummond as a heavier and more powerful engine to replace the Adam's T1s on suburban duties. A total of 100 were built between 1897 and 1911, the later ones having the long front platform and extended frames.