Steve Johnson Modelmaker
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Below is a selection of London Transport rolling stock that I have made, or bought, over the years.
This is a Harrow Models kit. It is one of their later resin bodied kits which were available shortly before they stopped supplying kits. They are one piece resin bodies sitting on a separate white metal chassis. The driving cars are powered by Tenshodo SPUD motor bogies. I have added full interior detail.
This is a Harrow Models white metal kit and as you can imagine, is quite heavy. The driving cars are powered by Tenshodo SPUD motor bogies. I replaced the supplied SPUD wheels with the correct spoked wheels which these trains had in an effort to reduce noise. I have added full interior detail which even extends to advertising posters and Metropolitan line route maps.
1938 Tube Stock
I have two sets of 1938 Tube Stock, always one of my favourites. The first one is a Harrow Models white metal kit and is powered by Tenshodo SPUD motor bogies in the driving cars. It is a heavy model and was good for its time.
The second set I have is an EFE model. This was motorised with the Branchlines motorising kit that was available. It is a much better model than the old Harrow kit featuring a higher level of detail, especially the extensive rivet detail. I also went one further and converted it to DCC and added exterior and interior lighting. The idea being to try and capture the two red tail lights disappearing down the tunnel!
This model has since been re-released as a fully motorised train by Bachmann under their EFE brand.
1959 Tube Stock
This is an EFE model which I have motorised using the Branchlines motorising kit that was available. I further modified the train by adding DCC and working exterior and interior lighting.
Battery Electric Locomotive
This is a Harrow Models white metal kit powered by two Tenshodo SPUD motor bogies.
ex-GWR Pannier Tank
This is a Bachmann model numbered L94. Bachmann have periodically produced this model with various numbers.
This is a repainted Hornby 0-6-0DH Sentinel model. It started off life as 'Stanton', which was basically the right colour. The London Transport transfers are from Modelmaster.
Metropolitan Bo-Bo Locomotive
This is a Harrow Models white metal kit powered by Harrow Models own twin motor bogies. It is a heavy model, but the two motor bogies supply plenty of power and it hauls my Dreadnought set around with ease. I have built it in the lined maroon livery as No.8 'Sherlock Holmes'.
A later resin body version was produced which was carried on by Radley Models.
Heljan produced an RTR version in various liveries.
Metropolitan Dreadnought Carriage Stock
I have a set of various Dreadnought carriages for use with my Metropoltan Bo-Bo. They are the Harrow Models white metal kits. They are quite heavy and needed quite a lot of work to get them looking reasonable. They are finished in LT maroon. Resin body versions were available later and were carrie on by Radley Models.