3D Printed standard gauge railcars and coach sets

(ex Southern Railway region)

 EMUs, DMUs, steam railmotors, trailers, coach sets and push-pull sets. 

SL EMU Bulleid 4DD EMU SR(exLSWR) rebuilt 3SUB EMU SR 4COR Nelson EMU
SR 2-BIL EMU      
SR Sentinel SR Drewry railcar    
SR(SECR)push pull and articulated coaches SECR 6 wheel push-pull set SECR Continental coaches SECR d147 brake 3rd coach
SECR 2311/2322 Birdcage Bogie Coach set       
SR/IOW 4 wheel push pull coaches      
LSWR Royal saloon coach no 17 LSWR diag 136/25 push pull coaches LSWR Drummonds The Bug Inspection Car  
LBSCR d434/5 push pull Coaches      
SR Maunsell d2654 general saloon brake coach       
Standard Gauge  

2SL 3rd rail EMU(ex LBSCR overhead powered) 

The LBSCR introduced EMUs using overhead power, but when the Southern Railway took control, they standardised on 3rd rail, so the LBSCR units were converted. Pairs of end cars were put in sets , each end having the original lower roof, making them very different to other EMUs on the railway. Designated 2SL, they spent most of their life on the South London lines. They lasted till the mid 50s.

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Bulleid 4DD EMU

Conceived by Oliver Bulleid for the Southern Railway's commuter route from London Charing Cross to Dartford, the two 4DD electric multiple units were the only double-deck trains to run on the main line railway network in Britain.
Driving motor car 13003 is now in the care of Bulleid 4-DD Double Deck EMU Group, which plans to restore.

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SR(exLSWR) rebuilt 3SUB EMU

Originally built by the LSWR, converting loco hauled coaches with distinctive torpedo shaped cabs . They were an immediate success, and the SR then rebuilt the bodies on longer chasis to handle more passengers. They normally ran as 3 car units(3SUB) but an extra coach could be insered (4SUB). In this state they survived into BR days. 

Driving motor brake third coach

Driving motor brake composite coach

Trailer(centre) composite coach

requires chassis, bogies and finishing

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SR 4COR 'Nelson' EMU coach set

SR 4RES 'Nelson' EMU coach set

SR 4BUF 'Nelson' EMU coach set

In 1937 the SR introduced their 12car fully corridor emu trains on the newly electrified Portsmouth line. The name 'Nelson' resulted from the non drivers front window being replaced by destination screen, as corridor door was in centre.

Sets of 4COR and 4RES made up the Portmouth trains. 
In 1938 similar trains were introduced on the Mid Sussex line, with buffet car relacing restaurant, in set 4BUF.
In 1962 3 of the 4RES sets had their restauant car fully refurbished in BR Mk 1 coach style as a griddle car. 

These electric trains were finally withdrawn from service in 1972.

4COR sets composed of a DMBT,TCK,TTK and DMBT
4RES sets composed of a DMBT,THRK,TRT, and DMBT
4BUF sets composed of a DMBT,TCK,TRBufK,and  DMBT
Griddle sets composed of DMBT,TFK,TRGriK, and DMBT

Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing.

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Southern Railway 2-BIL EMU

The Southern Railway 2-BIL electric multiple units were built during the 1930s to work long-distance semi-fast services on the newly electrified lines from London to Eastbourne, Portsmouth and Reading. They survived in British Rail ownership long enough to be allocated TOPS Class 401.
The different batches were broadly similar, though in the first one, the driving motor brake car had a smaller brake compartment and seven full compartments, rather than six-and-a-half in the later batches. 
Last set withdrawn in 1971. One set is preserved.

Requires chassis and finishing

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SR Sentinel Cammell steam railbus

Sentinel Cammell standard guage railbus built by the Southern Railway in 1932 to operate the steep climbing branch line up to High Dyke from Hove. It was not very successful, but still interesting.
The torpedo shape was very much in the spirit of the 1930s.

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Drewry Railcar no 5 

This larger Drewry railcar was built for the SR(built 1928 - works No 1650), then  bought second-hand in 1934 by the WCPR  from the Southern Railway (where the number 5 originated), and was 4-wheeled and petrol-engined. 

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LSWR Drummonds 'The Bug' inspection railcar

Class F9 - 58S - Drummond LSWR Class F9 4-2-4T Inspection Car - built 1899 by Nine Elms Works as LSWR No.733 - 1924 to SR No.58S - 1940 withdrawn - known as 'The Bug' or 'Drummond's Wee Thing' - little used in SR days.


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SR (ex SECR steam railmotor) push pull and articulated coaches 

These coaches were originally built by the SECR as steam railmotors, but in the 1920s, they were converted into 2 pairs of push-pull coaches and 2 sets of non push-pull articulated coaches. They lasted in this state till the 1950s.
One coach in each set had its luggage/guard section converted to passenger use, initially 1st class in the push pull sets

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SECR 6 wheel push pull coach set

The SECR built these push pull sets using existing 6 wheel coaches, they had inherited from the LCDR. There were many variations, but this 3 coach set was more common and 'standard' than others. 
They survived into the 20s on the Southern Railway, being used at both ends of the SECR territory. 
Originally P class locos were used but others were also used. 

The set composed a 5 compartment third class a 4 compartment first with one third class compartment, and a 3 compartment brake third coach with driver compartment. 

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LSWR push pull vestibule coaches(Plymouth)

Pushpull coaches (diagram 136), to work w ith additional coach(diagram 25) , first introduced in 1906. Built to a similar style as the main batch of steam railmotors(H13). Originally designed to be pulled by the small C14 loco, itself based on the railmotor, and found to be underpowered , as was its replacement the S14 . Eventually the O2 0-4-4T as used, and these coaches mainly operated in the Plymouth area. 
Converted from wire control to air-control by the Southern Railway, with a modified driving cab end, they eventually were withdrawn from service in 1939. 

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LSWR Royal Saloon carriage no 17 

Built with Arc roof, rebuilt as Royal Saloon with Clerestory, and then rebuilt as Picnic Saloon and run in this form from 1913 till 1931, then formed part of a bungalow at Chiltington.
Fully restored as part of Ch 4 TV program.

Requires chassis, bogies etc.

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SECR continental coaches

Originally planned in 1913, but delayed by WW1, these large coaches were eventually approved in 1919 and introduced in 1921.They had Pullman gangways, buckeye couplings and retractable buffers so they could run with Pullman coaches. Brake coaches did not have a gang-way at brake ends.
More coaches were built by the Southern Railway, and the brake coaches had extra guards doors fitted, and during and after WW2 coaches were used in other trains, so an odd one in amongst other Southern coaches would not look out of place.
Finally withdrawn at the end of the 50s when the lines to the coast were electrified.

Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing.

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Maunsell d2654 general saloon brake coach

20 of these were introduced in 1930s for Continental boat traffic, but could be found in other specialist trains. Useful as not allocated into sets. 

Requires bogies, wheels etc and finishing.

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SR Isle of Wight 4 wheel push pull coaches(ex LCDR conversions)

Four ex LCDR 6 wheel coaches were conveted for use on the Isle of Sheppey line, but then transferred to the Isle of Wight when the ex railmotor coaches became available. The were converted into 4 wheelers, as 2 pairs for push pull operation. In 19289 an extra gangway connection was added to loco end, possibly with intension of addin exta coaches They wre used up till 1938 when other coaches replaced them, but the bodies survived, 

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SECR D147 Brake 3rd coach

The SECR introduced new coaches to replace older ones.This 50ft long one was built about 1905, and some were used in 3 car sets but many ran as singles. One of these was used on KESR during final years of BR running.

Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing.

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SECR 2311/2322 Bogie Coach sets

The SECR introduced new coaches to replace older ones.These 54ft long ones were built about 1910/11. They were used in 3 car sets but in 1940s many were modified and transferred to Isle of Wight, and lasted till end of steam on the island. IOW brake coaches had birdcage removed, and lavatories converted into part of a saloon compartment.
One set found its way to Longmoor Military Railway in 1943. The non brake coach became damaged so was scrapped but the other two brake coahes continued running up till end of the in 1969 and are now preservd on KESR. 
Modified versions of brake composite and non brake composite coaches have been preserved n IOW.

Requires chassis, bogies, wheels etc and finishing.

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LBSCR D434 435 Driving Brake Composite Coaches

In 1909/11 the LBSCR started to build push pull/motor coaches from stretched 6 wheel coaches fitted to new 54ft bogie chassis.
The two extra compartments were 1st class, making these the first composite coaches used in pushpull mode.
Some were used in pairs with loco in between.
Later more coaches were converted from other older stock and 2 coach pushpull sets created.
In SR days electrification of some ex LBSCR routes reduced need for some of these , so they started to be used on non LBSCR lines. Driver ends were also modified by removing/plating over paneling on fronts, and in this condition some continued in service till end of 1950s .

Position of roof vents varied from coach to coach, some had none, so these can be added by modeller.

Requires wheels etc and finishing.

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