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Set SECS1– South Eastern & Chatham Railway passenger train.

Souh Eastern & Chatham Railway Wainwright H class 0-4-4T .

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.


The tanks and bunker fold up and fit on top the footplate.

There is a flare to the top of the bunker.

The interior of the cab folds with reverse folding, requiring scoring on the opposite side of the card from normal.


The outer layers of the cab front and back are attached and windows cut out.

The cab sides are connected by a false roof to give the correct spacing, which is narrower than the side tanks.

The boiler/firebox and the smokebox are built up.

The cab is positioned carefully in the correct position by reference to the side elevation on the front of the packet.

The boiler and smokebox are fitted in front.


The splashers, boiler fittings, smokebox door, valances and sandboxes are fitted, and also roof.

Buffers and bufferheads and coupling rod overlays are added and the feed pipes put on the sides of the boiler.


This model has coupling hooks and steam and vacuum pipes as an experimental extra!

Paint card edges and rear of cards where visible.


Souh Eastern & Chatham Railway composite brake coach.

Cut out the coach body and formers.

Note that the Brake coaches have a slot in the roof for the raised former to poke through. This is fitted such that the guard can see from his end compartment back along the coach.

The other former is placed about 2/3 along to strengthen the assembly evenly.

Alternatively form the whole body around shaped blocks of wood.

Curve and add the roof parts .

Make up the bogies and add the stepboards. Fix them in the indicated positions.

Add the solebars and the headstocks. 

The long trusses fit inside the solebars; the brake gear and dynamo

fits inside again.

Add a dynamo body from wood.


There are steps for the non-brake ends.

Vacuum and heating pipes and couplings are added to the ends.  Add the extra layer of roof over the guard’s compartment.

Add buffers from wood and the buffer heads.


Add the battery boxes centrally at each side under the floor.


Ventilators can be made from wood if required.

The other roof top item is a filler pipe for the lavatories on the lavatory brake coach and the lavatory composite.

Souh Eastern & Chatham Railway lavatory composite coach.

This is made in the same way as the Brake coaches but does not have a raised roof part.

Both formers fit inside the shell of the coach at equal spacing.


Souh Eastern & Chatham Railway lavatory composite brake coach.

This follows the same building sequence as the other brake coach.

The coaches ran as a set with the “birdcage” guard compartments outermost.


Straight track 30' sections.

The track comes as nine 30 foot panels with rail overlays to be added on top. Seven sections are enough to mount the train upon.

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