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Hornby Class 91. Two bodies cut so one has the flat ends and one has the curved ends, all on a Class 91 chassis. This one is the flat ends with a pantograph added and at one time it had 3rd rail collection shoes but they keep falling off. I like the EWS livery.
This is the more recognisable front end of a Hornby 91 portrayed as a diesel.
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I made this years ago. It’s an Airfix 9F body on an early Hornby 9F chassis with one pair of driving wheels removed and a Tri-ang Britannia pony truck added. The reason I did it is that the 9F might have been a 2-8-2 and I liked that. I know the driving wheels should be a lot larger. Great article in Model Rail on this loco (2013). I have replaced the pony wheels with larger ones and that does improved its look.
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I read a book some years ago about locos that got to the drawing board but were never built. Bullied had a design for a Baltic tank. Mine is a Hornby body with the cab and bunker added in card. The chassis is a Tri-ang Princess with Hornby Bullied pony and bogie wheels. The driving wheels have paper over lays. The book is " Locomotives That Never Were ". Some 20th Century British projects by Robin Barnes. Published by Jane's 1985
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DP 4. The is a Lima Deltic body shortend to fit on a Tri-ang Class37 chassis with a Hymec Bo motor and the Co bogies of the

Tri-ang chassis. Class 37 windscreens were added. The other side is badly damaged but on my loft layout you only ever see one side!

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Drongo. A Tri-ang Princess body shortened on a Tri-ang chassis with pony wheels. A Fowler tender, again old Tri-ang. I know the smoke deflectors are upside down! This is Motley!
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A prototype 37 using a Class 40 shortened body. The Jouef body sits on a Hornby Class 37 chassis. I filled in the Class 47 bogies with card to make them look more rectangular.
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Panther. A Tri-ang Class 31 as a Bo-Bo..
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A Tri-ang Dock Shunter. I’ve got a few of these so how about a Motley version? It has a Hornby 06 cab and looks the part.
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I wanted to make a two cab version of the one cab TC diesel. I ended up with two ends which is just like the B Unit Tri-ang use to sell way back. So I put a cab in each end on  a motor bogie. The windows are round. I was inspired by a East German loco. I used Glue n Glaze to fill the windows.
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A two cab Tri-ang TC Bo-Bo. I like the EWS livery.
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This is a Hornby Class 86 body with an Airfix Class 31 roof section. It is mounted on an early Hornby HST Bo-Bo chassis which can still be picked up cheaply since the newer version has come out. I would speculate it would have a Cummins engine and bang up to date electrics.
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Class 90 cabs and body with a Class 31 roof and filler. Why Fragonset livery? I had some transfers left over from painting up some Tri-ang 31’s. The dirty black livery hides some of the joins. Again, mounted on a Hornby HST chassis. Has great pulling power.

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This is a Tri-ang Nellie 0-4-0 chassis with a body I picked up at a Toy Fair. The tender is a Tri-ang Davey Crocket..
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Tri-ang TC single cab ended Bo-Bo with cab added to the slab end..
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Picked this up at a Spalding Toy Fair in the autumn 2014. Sits on a Tri-ang Nellie chassis. Card fills some gaps and I had to move some of the body furniture to get the motor into the gap under the boiler. It’s a Bachmann body and tender.
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Bought this as a toy train set in Pathos, Cyprus some years ago as Asia Star. The body had to be cut about a bit and fits on an old Tri-ang Bo-Bo TC chassis. It sits a bit high at the back. I thought of correcting it but the plastic is very thin! GNER used Eurostar sets for awhile..

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This was one of the Asia Star coaches made into a rather large DVT. Sits on non-motor Hornby HST Bo-Bo chassis..
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Virgin double-ended HST loco stabled with a Virgin liveried Deltic. I like the idea of an HST two cab loco. My Motley  EWS Management Train has one..
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It’s an Airfix Class 31 in GER Royal Blue. There was a time when I helped out at exhibitions with Friar’s Crossing, a Great Central LNER layout 1939 – 1947 built by Neil Chapman. In the last hour this loco ran with our then club name on it. It blended in so well that only a few queried it!.
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A damaged Tri-ang 31. Warped on one side. It runs in the loft so I only see one side. Created an early  Motley prototype diesel..
FICTITIOUS LOCOS
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Norwich has a number of diesels working to the Norfolk coast. Finished in 2019. Here’s a selection of what might have been. A 31 (Tri-ang), 37 (Tri-ang/Hornby) and the fictitious Class 86 diesel hybrid.
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Fictitious prototypes that are Motley creations. The Class 31 Tri-ang body has a Bo-BoTri-ang chassis.
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This is a Dickie Toy loco with a Tri-ang Class 31 roof and an old Hornby HST chassis.
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ALCO BR 4-8-4 9F. The cab is from  a Tri-ang Dock Shunter. The tender is from a Tri-ang Canadian Pacific re-wheeled.
Blue Pullman loco January 2020
Blue Pullman loco Jan 2020. I always do an annual audit of the loft in January to remind myself what I have up there! Found two damaged Blue Pullman power cars. Joined them together after some cutting and put on an old Hornby HST chassis. At first I thought it should retain its Nanking Blue but changed my mind and painted into Brown to go with the other locos and stock I have done already. The number is D251 as the BR number for a Blue Pullman 6-car set was 251. It's named Amazon; not after that 'provider'. I had them as spare plates.
B & M train with B unit
September 2020. I bought 2 B & M Toy Trains some time ago. Each set had two American diesels and a coach. The diesels are powered by cut up old Hornby HST chassis; the B unit is a cut and paste job leaving me a diesel that will be double ended. Looking for a chassis for it. Marked out with a paint pen. Found out that the paint doesn't like varnish!
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