Set LYS1 - Lancashire &Yorkshire Railway goods train.
The complete train can be displayed mounted on a track base made from three of the track sections, alternatively use all six to represent a double track.It is suggested that the models be made in the following order to gain experience.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway loco coal wagon.
Study the side view to help identify parts.Start by cutting out the wagon body and scoring along the sides of the base.
Fold up to form an open box without sticking it yet.
Next cut out the coal load and form this into another open box shape. This sits inside the wagon body and adds strength to the model.
For extra strength form the load around a block of wood.
Glue the two shapes together to form the body.
Add the chassis to the bottom of the wagon body and the wheels inside the chassis.
The axle pieces fold into a “V” shape and fit between the wheels.
Fit the headstocks (buffer beams) to each end.
You will find that there is an extra layer to stick the stanchions to so that the stanchions will be thicker.
Add the stanchions to each end.
Make buffers from wood, such as cocktail sticks, and add the buffer heads.
Use paints to colour the cut edges and reverse parts of the card.
Extra detail can be added such as wire handrails and a coal load from painted coarse sandpaper.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway low-sided wagon.
This wagon is built in an almost identical manner to the loco coal wagon.
Start by cutting out the wagon body and scoring along the sides of the base.
Fold up to form an open box.
Next cut out the floor. This sits inside the wagon body.
The rest of the construction is as for the loco coal wagon.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 10 ton van.
Again this is similar to the loco coal wagon but this time we have a roof to add.
Build the body as above.
Cut out the roof and form a curve in it by rolling it on a slightly spongy surface, such as a mouse mat.
Fix to the top of the body and follow this by adding the roof doors as an extra layer, noting that the ends of this fold down over the sides.
There are a pair of battens to fit across the roof as well.
The rest of the construction is as for the loco coal wagon.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway 6 wheel brake van.
This wagon has a different construction as it has a chassis block.
Start by cutting out the chassis and forming into a block.
The side frames with the step locations are next added to the side of the block, taking note that the sides are slightly different and will need to be matched with the roof orientation.
Add the wheels and axle pieces inside the axle guards as for the earlier wagons.
Next make up the van body. If the windows are to be glazed cut them out.
Fold up to form an open box. For extra strength form the load van around a block of wood but be aware that this will compromise making the windows glazed.
Window glazing can be done using PVA glue.
Use a cocktail stick to form a film across the opening and wait for it to dry to a clear finish. Alternatively use clear plastic.
You will find that there is an extra layer to stick the veranda ends and stanchions to so that these parts will be thicker.
Add the veranda ends to the chassis.
Add the sandboxes from wood to the inside of the ends before fitting the roof.
Cut out the roof and fix to the top of the body and ends.
Add the doors to the verandas. Add the stanchions to each end.
Make buffers from wood, such as cocktail sticks, and add the buffer heads. Also add the chimney from wood or wire.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Aspinall 0-6-0.
Start by making up the chassis block, first making sure which is the front. It is suggested that the chassis be formed around a block of wood.
To the top of this affix the footplate.
The wheels and framing are now attached to the sides of the block. Attach the valences below the footplate on both sides, but leave the step treads until later to avoid damage.
Make up the cab with its inner face showing the boiler backhead.
The sandboxes fold round to attach to the insides of the cab sides and the cab floor is slightly raised with the end folded down at the rear.
Cut out the windows before attaching to the footplate.
Windows can be glazed PVA glue as above.
There is an excellent photograph of the cab of one of these locomotives in “L&YR Miscellany” by Neil Coates.
Next make up the firebox then the boiler and the smokebox, preferably using a wood to fill each item.
Fix these together and let the assembly dry before adding them to the cab front.
Add the front valve cover piece and the smokebox door.
Make up the four splashers and fix in place, noting the cutout to fit round the front of the firebox on the central wheel splashers.
Either make up the chimney and dome and safety valve seat or make the items from wood or plastic. Profiles are shown if you wish to turn these items.
Add the safety valves or use suitably sized pieces of wire and add the lever.
Add a whistle and buffers from wood and fix the buffer heads on. Add the reversing lever and the step treads.
For the tender start with the chassis as for the loco and add the footplate.
Fix the wheels in place followed by the outside frames and add the axlebox covers.
The tender top is made up with another open box shape that makes up the tank top and coal. Once again this can be filled with a block of wood for strength.
For a better representation of the coal use sandpaper and paint black. The vertical plate at he back of the coal space is fitted and then the water filler top.
Add the toolboxes. Fit the step treads last again.
The loco and tender can be fixed together or made to articulate by using a staple fixed up into the loco chassis and a hole made to locate it in the tender chassis.
Extra detail can be made such as vacuum pipes, lamps, crew etc.
The track comes as six single line pieces of track with rail overlays to be added on top.
The track depicted is a 45-foot length and was fairly standard before the grouping.
If using the track in a double track setting remember the minimum distance between track centres is 11’ 2 1/2”, which would increase on curves.
If preferred cut away the ballast and mount on an alternative ballast base. For further presentation mount on a wood base and use the Titles from the model cards as descriptions.