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Dapol O Gauge WC&PR 4 A1X Class Terrier 0-6-0T Lined Green Antics Limited Edition ANTSPEC1

Dapol O Gauge WC&PR 4 A1X Class Terrier 0-6-0T Lined Green Antics Limited Edition ANTSPEC1
Dapol O Gauge A1X Class Terrier WC&PR 4 Lined Green Livery Antics Limited Edition
A special limited edition model only available from Antics!

The Weston Clevedon and Portishead Railway was a 13 3/4 mile light railway in North Somerset opened in 1897 between Weston Super Mare and Clevedon, the extension to Portishead being completed in 1907. The railway owned a variety of locomotives, choice being restricted by the lines' maximum axle load limit of just 10 tons. Latterly the principal locomotives were two ex-LB&SCR/SR 'Terrier' 0-6-0 tank engines, numbered 2 and 4.

 

This model recreates Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway No. 4 as running in the late 1930s.
Built as LB&SCR number 53 Ashtead and rebuilt to A1X specification in 1912 she was purchased for the WC&P by W H Austen in 1937. Overhauled by the Southern she was delivered under her own steam via Salisbury in Southern livery of Maunsel green with white lining and black edging. On arrival at the light railways' Clevedon shed the company's initials were added in chrome yellow, formed in an arc over the number using stencils created for lettering the lines' passenger coaches.

The two Terriers were the lines principal steam motive power in the late 1930s and were passed to the GWR on the lines' closure in 1940. Allocated number 6 by the GWR the former WC&P 4 was initially used by the for the recovery of wagons stranded on the closed line and recovery of reusable materials, the GWR having no locomotive of similarly light axle load. Afterwards and under wartime conditions sources suggest GWR 6 was sent to Nottingham by the Ministry of Supply, however both engines were repainted into GWR green and worked from Bristol St Philips Marsh shed. Duties included service over the harbourside lines of Bristols' City docks and shunting at Frys' Somerdale chocolate factory at nearby Keynsham. GWR 6 was withdrawn shortly after nationalisation in 1948, donating some usable parts to number 5.

Alongside this locomotive we are planning to produce a number of wagons from the Weston Clevedon and Portishead line over the next few years including Clevedon Gas Company and Black Rock Quarries wagons. We will add to the list other owners and coal merchants whose wagons appaered on the WC&P where these are not already available from the Dapol or Lionheart Trains ranges as we find good photos.

Due to limitations of the Dapol tooling it prevented the fitting of the condensing pipes in the production stage. We have also asked Dapol to supply extra brake and air pipes to allow the extra brake and air control fittings to be modelled, however modellers need to be aware that the model was not designed to have all of these fitted, so lacks location marks for these.


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Dapol O Gauge GWR 5 Portishead ex-LB&SCR A1X Class Terrier 0-6-0T GWR Green Shirtbutton Logo 7S-010-008

Dapol O gauge GWR 5 ex-LB&SCR A1X Class Terrier 0-6-0T GWR Green Shirtbutton Logo 7S-010-008

The Great Western acquired two of these small but gutsy engines in lieu of payments due from the moribund Weston, Clevedon and Portishead light railway. Part of the Colonel Stephens empire the WC&P had obtained the Terriers as these were about the largest and heaviest engines the lines' wooden trestles could cope with! Both engines provided vaulable service to the GWR and War Department during WW2, shunting in temporary wartime depots. GWR number 5, ex-LB&SCR 43 Gipsy Hill, retained her Portishead nameplates until withdrawn under British Railways ownership having worked from Bristol (St Philips Marsh), and Taunton (probably for the Bridgewater dock line) and visiting the works at Newton Abbot.

Number 5 will be at home on any GWR layout, working sidings, shunting a quayside or 'standing in' for another engine on light duties.

Created from a detailed laser-scan of W8 Freshwater on the Isle of Wight steam railway a great deal of attention has been applied to the detail changes made to these engines over their long lives. The tooling design allows for both the original A1 (with smokebox 'wings') and later reboilered A1X class (with longer smokebox) will be modelled as appropriate for each locomotive. The cab has been kept completely unobstructed, allowing full internal detailing, ready for the crew to board!
In additon to the cast chassis the running plate and wheels are being diecast to increase the weight while a skew-wound 5 pole motor is being installed to provide smooth torque at low speeds. 

DCC Ready - 21 pin decoder required for DCC operation. A DCC and Sound model will also be available.


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Dapol O Gauge Clevedon Gas Company 7 Plank Open Wagon Antics Limited Edition 7F-071-

Antics Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Collection
Clevedon Gas Company 7 Plank Open Wagon

We are making a start on commissioning the Clevdeon Gas Company wagon as the first of the WC&PR series wagons, with delivery estimated autumn 2017. Pricing will be added shortly.
Please place orders using the 'click and collect' option or using your payment card. We will contact you to complete payment when the models are delivered, your payment card will be verified but not charged. Please do NOT use paypal for pre-orders.

The Clevedon Gas Company's gas works was served by a siding from the Weston Clevedon & Portishead light railway and is possibly the lines' best-known customer. The Clevedon Gas Company is now believed to have operated as many as 30 wagons, the best-known batch being leased from the Gloucester RCW Co in 1932 in grey livery numbered 21-30.
Rail accident records show two of the Clevedon company's wagons being destroyed in the Charfield collision of 1928, these wagons noted as being painted red and a sketch of one of these wagons shows the lettering placed in an arc over the side door. While the first model will be one of the well photographed 1932 batch we will look at producing one of the older wagons in the future.


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Dapol O Gauge Thomas Silvey & Co, Bristol 7 Plank Open Wagon Antics Limited Edition 7F-071-

Antics Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Collection
Thomas Silvey & Company, Bristol 7 Plank Open Wagon

The second planned model in our WC&PR series wagons with delivery planned for January 2018.
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Thomas Silvey and Company were one of large Bristol based coal and later oil suppliers throughout the 20th century with a large fleet of wagons serving mostly industrial consumers.

Thomas Silvey started out in the coal business after working as a travelling inspector for the Gloucester wagon company, initially in partnership with the Hendy brothers (Hendy & co. of Bristol). By 1889 Thomas Silvey was running his own coal business working from the Upper Railway Wharf at St Philips, the Midland Railways' station in Bristol. Thomas died in 1900 and the company was continued by his widow and their second son (Thomas' eldest son Frank later set up F H Silvey dealing mostly with household coal) and by 1914 the Thomas Silvey company is described as 'coal merchants, factors and shippers'.
Supplying a range of steam, gas and manufacturers coals Thomas Silvey's held contracts to supply many industrial consumers and gas companies around Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and Gloucestershire. The ready availability and range of coals supplied by Silvey and other coal factor companies is probably why so few Bristol area manufacturing companies owned wagons.

In addition to a large fleet of railway wagons Thomas Silvey and company operated a large fleet of wagons and ships in the Bristol Channel, Thomas Silveys' Yarrah being the last ship to load coal at Lydney in 1960.
The Thomas Silvey wagons seen on the rear of Weston, Clevedon & Portishead train may well have carried South Wales or Forest of Dean coal discharged from one of Silveys' ships at the light railways' Wick St.Lawrence wharf for delivery to industries and towns served by the line.

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Dapol O Gauge Black Rock Quarries 5 Plank Open Aggregates Wagon Antics Limited Edition 7F-051-

Antics Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Collection

Black Rock Quarries 5 Plank Open Wagon

The Black Rock Quarry loading wharf was connected to the Weston Clevedon & Portishead light railway by a long loop, the quarry often being able to load more than 20 wagons a day. The quarry company had a fleet of at least 75, and probably around 150 wagons, a mix of 4 and 5 plank types of various vintages! Later merged into the Roads Reconstruction group the around 125 wagons were listed by Roads Reconstruction as allocated to the Black Rock quarry.

We intend to produce models in both the independant company lettering style and the later style of lettering with Roads Reconstruction logos.

Pleae note this is an ongoing project. A model of WC&PR locomotive 4 will be produced in 2016, the wagons will follow later and we will commence taking orders when production dates are set.


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Dapol O Gauge Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Open Wagon Antics Limited Edition 7F-

Antics Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Collection

Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway Open Wagon

Like many other light railways the Weston Clevedon & Portishead line purchased a number of wagons from the Midland Railway, using them for internal services between the companys' wharf and customers along the line delivering coal and other products brought across the Bristol Channel from South Wales and Forest of Dean ports. The Midland Railway wagons were evidently robustly constructed as despite the light railways' limited budget for repairs the GWR considered a number of wagons fit to travel to Swindon following closure of the line.

Please note this is an ongoing project. A model of WC&PR locomotive 4 will be produced in 2016, the wagons will follow later and we will commece taking orders when production dates are set.


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Dapol O Rose, Smith & Company London 8 Plank Open Wagon 8243 Weathered Finish RTR 7F-080-012W

Dapol O Rose Smith London 8 Plank Open Wagon 8243 RTR Weathered Finish 7F-080-012W

Although based in London Rose, Smith and company wagons travelled widely and the company was very successful for it's owners. The company served a number of depots in the South Eastern counties, including Tonbridge and Tenterden. The owners may also have had business connections with light railway operator Colonel H F Stephens of the K&ESR as Rose, Smith wagons are frequently seen in photographs of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway in north Somerset.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
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Dapol O Rose, Smith & Company London 8 Plank Open Wagon 8249 RTR 7F-080-016

Dapol O Gauge 7F-080-016 Rose, Smith & company, London 8 plank open coal wagon 8249
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Although based in London Rose, Smith and company wagons travelled widely and the company was very successful for it's owners. The company served a number of depots in the South Eastern counties, including Tonbridge and Tenterden. The owners may also have had business connections with light railway operator Colonel H F Stephens of the K&ESR as Rose, Smith wagons are frequently seen in photographs of the Weston Clevedon & Portishead Railway in north Somerset.

The Dapol O gauge model of the 8 plank open wagon  features:
Finely moulded body and chassis with internal detail represented
Opening side doors
Finely applied livery and printed details
Profiled wheels and axels with brass bearing pockets
Metal sprung buffers
3 link metal coupling chain with sprung coupling hook
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