|On the footplate of HR57, this pair were the inspiration for my own crew c.1895|
|HR 56 shunting at Perth in Highland Railway days c.1920|
The pose of this figure was the inspiration for my own driver (below) and is eminently suitable for a shunting engine. This is a rather later photo than the one above and the driver now has a uniform cap, his overalls and jacket are presumably his own working clothes.
|Heroes of the Footplate : Driver for a Stroudley Tank Ref: R.23|
The miniature driver at work on the footplate of my own model of "Lochgorm". Both the driver and fireman are designed to fit nicely into the cabs of a wide range of shunting engines, not just HR Stroudley Tanks, they'll fit just as well into that more famous Stroudley engine, the LBSCR Terrier. The colours I have used are those I think most probable judging from the tonality of the two b/w photos above. Below you can see both figures in the cab... I think their contrasting poses work well together. Ref: www.borderminiatures.com
|Heroes of the Footplate : Fireman for a Stroudley Tank Ref: R 24|