3D Printed 

Metropolitan Railway Dreadnought Coaches 

and MV/MW/T electric stock 


Competition with the Great Central Railway on outer suburban services on the extension line saw the introduction of more comfortable Dreadnought Stock carriages from 1910. A total of 92 of these wooden compartment carriages were built.

The first 2 coaches built were actually built as composite motor cars for the Harrow to Uxbridge shuttle service.


The design also formed the basis for the MW/MV electric stock introduced in 1920/30s. It had been planned to convert all Dreadnought coaches to electric stock, but plans to electrify complete Metropolitan line were delayed by WW2, and after the war sliding door stock was designed to replace slam door stock. 

Initially 6 motor coaches were built in 1927 with normal buffers to run with Dreadnought coaches, and were vacuum braked hence being called MV stock. The other 6 were air braked and initially ran with various air braked stock. The MV stock was eventually converted into MW stock, and once gearing was equalized between the original MV and MV coaches , trains could be composed of any air braked stock. 
The success of the initial 12 MV/MW motor coaches led to modified designs being introduced in 1929 and 1931. London Transport started making additional modifications to all motor coaches , replacing guard compartment with a passenger compartment to increase seating being renamed as T stock, and in this state they continued in service up to end of the 50s. 

2 motor coaches are preserved. 

3 examples of Dreadnought coaches have been preserved.





  

Description Model Scales
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Dreadnought all 3rd 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

Dreadnought Brake 3rd 

(7 compartment)

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

Dreadnought Brake 3rd 

( 6 compartment)

 1923 batch

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

Dreadnought all 1st 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing
Dreadnought Composite Motor Car

(Harrow-Uxbridge Shuttle) 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

1927 built MV motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

1927 built MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1929 built MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1931 built MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1935 rebuilt 1927 MV/MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1935 rebuilt 1927 MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1935 rebuilt 1929 MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 

1935 rebuilt 1931 MW motor coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1929 MW driver trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1931 MW driver trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1929 MW 3rd class trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 
1929 MW 1st class trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 

1931 MW 3rd class trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 

1931 MW 1st class trailer coach

 

Requires bogies chassis wheels and finishing

 

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

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All 3D printed designs by Simon Dawson (Rue d'Étropal) , currently produced to order by Shapeways. Just follow links to Shapeways pages.

 

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