Ugly duckling

Certainly not designed to look good, in fact it wasn’t designed at all but just cobbled together. Whatever, it works. The tipper body rides on a single axle and is pivoted onto the loco section above the motor, this three point suspension ensures that the carrying axle tracks well and the tipper unit is stable when loading and unloading.


The new freight motor for use with Lescanby Moor and Warley Fen may have had paint on it at some time in the past, but it’s not easy to spot any through the rust. It is a combined loco and tipper wagon, probably knocked together in the estate’s workshops using bits and pieces from the scrap heap.

I’m not sure why the driver is wearing a suit, he needs altering a bit so that it looks more like overalls.

stop board


About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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