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I've got a photo somewhere of a WD at Faversham in the early '50's, does anyone know how long these remained on the Southern and where they were shedded?
If they were still around in '55 then I guess Bachmann will be getting some more of my money!


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I don't think any WD's were actually shedded on the Southern region. However clearly they must have been frequent visitors around the London area so I would say your on safe ground to spend your money.
 

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I've got a handful of these locos marked off as having been spotted from around 1955 onwards. As most of my spotting, up to 1962 or thereabouts, was on the SR I assume these were seen mostly there. The area was SE London with a lot of cross-London freights heading to or from Hither Green etc.. I also went on holiday to the Isle of Wight (via Lymington) and to Swanage all by train during this time, so some may have been seen on those excursions. One or two were probably seen at Stratford, E London, on the ER, although I did not go so often to that part of the world.

So as MMD says, I think you are on safe ground.

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A quick look at the Locoshed Index web site gives the allocation for a number of years.

For 1950 we have one (90570) at 70B, a total of 12 at 73B and two each at 75A and 75B.

It is a very useful site,

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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 19 Apr 2006, 08:20) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I don't think any WD's were actually shedded on the Southern region. However clearly they must have been frequent visitors around the London area so I would say your on safe ground to spend your money.


The Southern[Railway and Region] had some allocated in the 1946-1952 period,after which they were allocated away,only appearing on inter-regional freights in the London area after that.
At Nationalisation there were 50 allocated on the S.R.,shedded thus :-

18 at Bricklayers Arms,
5 at Brighton,
15 at Feltham,
8 at Hither Green,
4 at Ashford.

Photos show them wearing the 77xxx series numbering in Bulleid style shaded numbers,and later on,in the B.R.era the 90xxx series numbering in Gill Sans style.
There is plenty of photographic evidence of them in East Kent in the post war/ early '50's period,I've seen photos of them working local pick-up goods turns near Canterbury as well as long-distance Continental freight trains to Dover.
When these locos were repatriated after WW2 many were shipped in via the Dover train ferry,from where they were put into storage at Richborough Port,-there are photos of them there showing them lined up in impressively long rakes,-I assume they were taken away a few at a time to be overhauled at Ashford before being despatched further afield...

So,Pete,- if you're modelling Faversham in 1955 I'm afraid they were long gone..
 

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Thanks guys, it looks as though I'll save my money.......there again with a King Arthur coming out, and then there's the Southeastern Finecast C's and another H or two..........and does anyone make a decent Schools?

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QUOTE quick look at the Locoshed Index web site gives the allocation for a number of years.

For 1950 we have one (90570) at 70B, a total of 12 at 73B and two each at 75A and 75B.

It is a very useful site,

Thanks for that, it's a very intresting subject, locoshed index

There we go the loco allocation for BGP 1952

71G BATH (GREEN PARK)
34041 34042 34043 40568 40569 40601 40696 40697 40698 40700
41240 41241 41242 41243 43017 43036 44096 44422 44523 44557
44558 44559 44560 44561 44826 44830 44839 44917 45440 47191
47275 47316 47465 47496 47542 47557 51202 53800 53801 53802
53803 53804 53805 53806 53807 53808 53809 53810

A very intresting site.
 

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The Southern isn't my speciality but there was a Model rail feature about detailing and improving the Hornby Schools some time ago, and I've also seen a Tony Wright build of a PDK kit. I can recommend the PDK kits (the LNER ones anyway) as the easiest brass locos I've built. Don't Comet do a chassis replacement for a Horby Schools?
 
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