Chasewater Railway Museum – Early 2017

Chasewater Railway Museum

Early 2017

The start of 2017 has seen several items added to the museum collection, amongst them being a Hornby ‘0’ gauge train set, kindly donated by Barry and Linda Brown from Burntwood.

The set comprises a small green 0-4-0 tender loco of the Hornby M1 series number 3435 together with two four-wheel Pullman coaches named Marjorie and Aurelia.

Also included in the boxed set was a quantity of track.

Barry had the set as a child in about 1949.  Confirmation of this date, if Barry had not been able to tell us, can be gleaned from the Hornby Companion Series ‘The Hornby Gauge 0 System’ which on perusal indicates tha the loco, although dating back to pre-war, only carried particular detail to Barry’s in the period 1948 to 1951.  The loco and coaches are already on display within our burgeoning collection of ‘0’ gauge tinplate, with the track placed in store.

Chasewater Railway Museum – October 2016 Newsletter

Chasewater Railway Museum 

October 2016 Newsletter

The months certainly seem to fly by – it will soon be time to write the Christmas newsletter – Liam will tell you how many days to go, if Godfrey doesn’t beat him to it!!


The ‘already described’ items include a couple of fliers, and photographs and three Hornby models.

Also we had a bottle from Lockett & Sons of Cannock, complete with marble in the neck.




Chasewater Railway Museum – three new models

Chasewater Railway Museum

Three new models – Hornby ‘0’ Gauge

Our Curator has been busy again, acquiring 3 new (to us) Hornby ‘0’ gauge model wagons.


The first one is a Hopper Wagon, with its box.


The next one is a Lowfit wagon, with cable drum and box.


The final one is a ‘Pool’ Tank Wagon, this time without its box.

They are all in the museum, in Display Cabinet 2.

Chasewater Railway Museum – A further addition to our model collection

Chasewater Railway Museum 

A further addition to our model collection


The latest addition to the Chasewater Railway Museum collection of Hornby ’0’ gauge is a slightly careworn and minus one buffer Pratts motor spirit tank wagon in green livery, representing the Anglo American Oil Company brand.

Reference to the New Cavendish publication in the Hornby Companion series shows that this particular example could only have been produced during the period 1923-1929, which means that it is the oldest ‘0’gauge Hornby wagon in the collection.

It came at the reasonable purchase price of £13.50


Chasewater Railway Museum – Christmas Past

Chasewater Railway Museum

Christmas Past

Some of the museum’s model locos – maybe Christmas presents of some years ago !

1600An 0-6-2 tank No.69567, 3-rail Hornby Dublo

1617A 4-6-2 Hornby Dublo loco, 3-rail electric.  No.6231 ‘Duchess of Athol’

1641A 4-wheel clockwork loco, green tinplate – LNER

1655A Hornby ‘0’ gauge loco, 0-4-0 tank, Southern, No.126

1832Clockwork 0-4-0 tank in GWR livery, made by Bing in Germany.

10767An ‘0’ gauge Hornby clockwork 4-4-4 tank loco in LNER livery, including the crest on the cabside.


Finally, a clockwork Hornby ‘0’gauge passenger train set, including an LNER loco No.460, 2 carriages and a number of lengths of track – not forgetting the all-important key.  This train set is on loan to the museum.

Chasewater Railway Museum – Additions to our railway models

Chasewater Railway Museum

Additions to our railway models


A recent donation of various items of ‘0’ gauge rolling stock, track and accessories has added a further dimension to the Chasewater Railway Museum collection of tin-plate model trains.

Of particular note are a Hornby No.2 tank locomotive of 4-4-4 wheel arrangement in LNER livery with crest on the side of the cab.  This clockwork model dates from 1926.  Also of Hornby manufacture are four No.1 passenger coaches of simple appearance, these in LNER brown with clerestory roofs (or should that be rooves? – spellchecker says they are both right!), these little four-wheelers date back to the late 1920s.


Two further LNER vehicles, and in nice condition, are two bogie wagons, a No.2 timber wagon made during the period 1924-1926 and a No.2 lumber wagon from the same period.


Chasewater Railway Museum- more new stuff

Chasewater Railway Museum- more new stuff

Three more items for the collection, one in the Commercial Equipment case and the other two, Hornby models.


This first one is an unusually shaped inkwell, brown earthenware marked GER (Great Eastern Railway)


Secondly, a Hornby ‘0’ gauge Junction Signal.


Finally, a Hornby ‘0’ gauge Water Crane.  ( In my youthful (!) innocence I have always thought of them as water towers, but people who know about such things tell me that they are water cranes).