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Set LYS2 - Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway passenger train.

The models can be displayed mounted on a track base made from five of the track sections, alternatively use in conjunction with items from set LYS1 for a double track display.

Lancashire &Yorkshire Railway Aspinall 2-4-2T

Start by making up the chassis etc. as for the Aspinall 0-6-0 as detailed on page LYS1.

Make up the side tanks and add to the footplate.

The cab sides fit down inside the tanks.

Complete the cab with the cab front and back pieces. The cab front has the extra interior-facing piece, with its inner face showing the boiler backhead.

Cut out the windows before attaching to the footplate. Add the cab roof layer.

Add the coal to the interior of the bunker.

Next make up the smoke box/boiler/firebox assembly and leave to dry before adding to the cab front between the tanks.

Add the boiler fittings and buffers etc. as above.

Add the reversing lever, the leading wheel springs followed by the saddle sidepieces, which fit outside the springs, and the step treads.


Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway LBL central coach.

Cut out the coach body and interior formers and make up the coach body.

The roof is a separate layer on the top.

The bogies are made up and fit beneath the body.

The underframes fit outside the bogies and footsteps are fixed to the underframes.

The headstocks fit across the underframes at each end. 

There are no footsteps on the bogies of this coach.


Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway LBL brake coach.

This coach follows the same construction as the central coach. 

Note that the coach has the sides recessed at an angle close to the brake end, leaving a full width section at the end to help the guard look along the length of the train and there is a former with panelling to fit across the coach to complete this feature.

To form this feature the coach side has to be cut on three sides around the angled section.

There are bogie steps as well on this coach.

The other strengtheners are solely for added strength and the body could be built around a shaped wood block instead (but see comments on detailing).

Add the roof.

Make up the bogies with their sides around a folded block.

Fix them in the indicated position.

Add the underframe parts and the headstocks.

Add the footsteps to the underframes, bogies and to the ends.

Add buffers from wood and the buffer heads.

Note that a white board was displayed in the central window at the front of the train and a red one at the rear.

For extra detail it is possible to cut out and glaze the windows and add interior detail, also lamp tops and ventilators from wood. It is best to work from original photographs to add this level of detail, see the list of references.


Straight Track.

As for set LYS1, 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.

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