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Colonel Stephens  Railcars and coaches

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Col. Stephens was a pioneer of petrol traction. The WC&PR was the first of his railways to introduce railcars. 

The first was bought new in 1921 from the Drewry Car Co Ltd to Col Stephens’ specification - works no 1252. It seated 30 with 12 standing, and due to low running costs was relatively profitable. Luggage could be stored on the roof 

A matching trailer seating 24 was bought in 1923 from Drewry (works No 1323). The trailer originally had waterproof curtains rather than glazing.

WCPR Small Drewry Railcar


 requires wheels, interior and chassis. 

WCPR Small Drewry Railcar Enclosed Trailer


 requires wheels, interior and chassis. 

 

WCPR Small Drewry Railcar Original Open Sided Trailer


 requires wheels, interior and chassis. 

 

WCPR Large (no 5) Drewry Railcar

Not the fifth railcar but the only other one! This larger Drewry railcar was bought second-hand in 1934 (built 1928 - works No 1650) from the Southern Railway (where the number 5 originated), and was 4-wheeled and petrol-engined. 

Livery was left in lined SR dark olive green, though in the final years was painted unlined mid green. 

KESR Pickering Steam Railcar 

This steam railcar was built for the Kent and East Sussex Railway (one of Colonel Stephens lines) in 1905, by R & Y Pickering of Wishaw near Glasgow. 

Requires wheels, chassis ,interior

Shropshire and Montgomery Railway Original Gazelle Coach

This was the first coach used with Gazelle on the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway. Converted from an old LCC horse drawn tramcar, mounted on railway wheels. 
Survived up till 1930s,when replaced by a second coach, converted from a Wolesley railcar. 

Requires wheels,chassis etc

Shropshire and Montgomery Railway Second Gazelle Coach

 

This was the second coach used with Gazelle on the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway. 
The original tram body had rotted away beyond repair, but as the frames were all right the body off the Wolseley-Siddeley railcar was fitted. The unit was then used for inspection trains and private parties. The latter was chartered locally at Bank Holidays mainly but on Sunday, 23rd April 1938, the Birmingham Locomotive Club ran what is believed to be the first-ever enthusiasts’ railtour over a minor railway in this country, using GAZELLE and her coach. 
The coach was hen used as a lineside hut on the railway till the line closed. After many yeas derelict an attempt was made to restore the coach, but was in a very bad state of repair, and finally succumbed to a fire started by vandals. 

Requires wheels, chassis etc

 

Wolseley-Siddeley petrol railcar

Col. Stephens was a pioneer of petrol traction. He had built a number of railcars built, starting with this Wolseley based railcar, intially for the Selsey Tramway, then the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway. It was a ruin by the time it reached the S&M, and its body was used on the original chassis for the coach for Gazelle. 

Requires wheels, chassis etc

Wolseley-Siddeley petrol railcar body

 

body for bigger scale versions

 
Wolseley-Siddeley petrol railcar chassis

 

chassis for bigger scale versions

 

 
Shropshire and Montgomery Railway Royal Saloon Coach

This coach was originally built by the LSWR for the use of the Royal Family in 1843. After being put into other use, it was aquired by Colonel Stephens for use on the Shropshire and Montgomery Railway . It was numbered 1A, painted blue with red lining and lettering but seems to have undergone no other major alterations after being rebuilt by the LSWR in 1891. After the line was taken over by the MOD, it was transferred to Longmoor, but subsequently was scrapped, despite its historical importance. 

Requires wheels and detailing

Kent and East Sussex Railway Royal Saloon Coach

This carriage was built in 1851 at Queen Victoria's request. In appearance it had a lot in common with the 1843 Royal saloon and although it could simply be a superior sort of First, it does seem more likely to be the 1851 vehicle which later became known as the Prince of Wales' Carriage. 
Colonel Stephens aquired the coach for the KESR in 1915, and as No. 10 it appeared in a livery of dark brown with lining and lettering in yellow shaded with scarlet.

Requires wheels and detailing

WSR /S&MR Rail lorry

This was bought as a standard 1 ton Ford Model T lorry by Colonel Stephens for use on his railways. Initially used on the West Sussex Railway(Selsey Tramway) and then transferred to the Sropshire and Montgomery Railway. 
Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels, motor and finishing
Ford Railmotor (KESR/S&MR)

One of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on the KESR and S&MR. Based on a chassis of the 1 ton Model T Ford. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels, motor and finishing
Ford Railmotor (KESR/S&MR) body

Body for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on the KESR and S&MR. Based on a chassis of the 1 ton Model T Ford. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires chassis, wheels, motor and finishing
Ford Railmotor (KESR/S&MR/WSR) chassis

Chassis for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel stephens on the KESR,WSR(Selsey Tramway) and S&MR. Based on a chassis of the 1 ton Model T Ford. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels, motor and finishing
Ford Railmotor centre trailer car (S&MR)

The centre trailer car for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on S&MR. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels and finishing
Ford Railmotor centre trailer car (S&MR) body

The centre trailer car body for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on S&MR. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires chassis, wheels and finishing
Ford Railmotor centre trailer car (S&MR) chassis

The centre trailer car chassis for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on S&MR. 

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels and finishing
Ford Railmotor (WSR)

One of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on the WSR(Selsey Tramway). Based on a chassis of the 1 ton Model T Ford. Some small differences to the ones on KESR and S&MR.

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires wheels, motor and finishing
Ford Railmotor (WSR) body

Body for one of the second batch of Ford railmotors introduced by Colonel Stephens on the WSR(Selsey Tramway). Based on a chassis of the 1 ton Model T Ford. Some small differences to the ones on KESR and S&MR.

Standard gauge, but could be modified to run on narrow gauge. 

Requires chassis, wheels, motor and finishing
Railmotor baggage wagon

Built to run with the railmotors Colonel Stephens introduced on the WSR(Selsey Tramway). Subsequently this wagon was transferred to the Shropsire and Montgomery Ralway, and ended up working with Gazelle. 

Requires wheels and finishing

Pictures are just for reference, not of specific scaled model. 

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