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Drawings for Southern Electric Modelling

Any drawing, let alone a good one, is a useful reference source when building a model.  Unfortunately, drawings of Southern Electric stock, whether they be scale drawings for modellers or dimensioned works drawings used by the real railway, are not that easy to come by.  The below might be able to guide you to a suitable drawing or source of drawings.  In the case of commercial drawings you are advised to contact the supplier to establish what is currently available and the cost.  If a drawing is not available, scaling from a good, preferably "broadside", photograph is an alternative technique.  A good set of photographs, in addition to a drawing, is also highly desirable for reference when building a model. A two dimensional photograph can often help clarify two dimensional detail on a drawing. Measuring dimensions off a scale drawing is very prudent advice since accompanying printed dimensions may not be correct nor agree.

As with all research, having as many different sources as possible available and cross checking the information, is highly advisable. Errors and misunderstandings can and do happen, even on official works drawings.

 

Books and Magazines

Book:
A Pictorial Record of Southern Electric Units, Drawings and Plans
by Brian Golding
published 2009 by Noodle Books, ISBN 978-1-906419-34-9
Book:
Model Railway Constructor Planbook 1 - Bulleid Coaches in 4mm scale,
by S.W. Stevens-Stratten,
published 1983 by Ian Allan Limited, ISBN 0 7110 1329 2
This contains drawings for a Bulleid 4Sub unit
Book:
Model Railway Constructor Planbook 2 - BR Main Line Diesels in 4mm scale,
by R.S. Carter,
published 1984 by Ian Allan Limited, ISBN 0 7110 1341 1
Book:
Model Railway Constructor Planbook 3 - BR Electric Locomotives in 4mm scale,
by R.S. Carter,
published 1985 by Ian Allan Limited, ISBN 0 7110 1501 5

Books:
of 4mm scale drawings, grouped by classes, from PDH Drawing Services

Book:
Some small general arrangement drawings (with major dimensions) of SR EMUs can be found in -
British Railway Carriages of the 20th Century - Volume 2: The years of consolidation, 1923-53, by David Jenkinson,
published 1990 by Patrick Stephens Limited, ISBN 0-85059-912-1
Book:
Some small general arrangement drawings (with major dimensions) of mostly BR Southern Region EMUs can be found in -
British Rail Fleet Survey 10 - Third Rail dc Electric Multiple Units,
by Brian Haresnape and Alec Swain,
published 1989 by Ian Allan Ltd, ISBN  0 7110 1760 3
Book :
Some small undimensioned outline drawings of Classes 319 and 442 can be found in -
BR Equipment 2 - Drawings from Railnews "Stockspot",
by David Gibbons,
published 1990 by Ian Allan Ltd, ISBN 0 7110 1925 8
Magazines:   
Mike Watts' personal index of Southern Electric drawings in magazines BR SOUTHERN REGION
   L.S.W.R.
   SOUTHERN RAILWAY

 

Commercial Drawings for Modellers

Mike King Drawings, 16 Barricane,
St. John's Hill Road, Woking,
GU21 7RB
tel: +44 1483 769305

SR EMU and coach drawings in 4mm scale


  

PDH Drawing Services
 
Drawings, including SR and BR EMUs, DEMUs, coaches, diesel and electric locomotives in 4mm scales. 
Skinley Master Drawings, Phil Brice,
20a Rowe Avenue, Peacehaven,
East Sussex, BN10 7PF.
tel: +44 1273 581265
e mail
Drawings, including SR and BR EMUs, coaches, diesel and electric locomotives, in 10mm, 7mm, 4mm and 3mm scales.
  
  

 

Permanent Way Advice

Russ Elliot's authoritative and highly useful page of Third & Fourth Rail dimensions and settings