Great Central Kitchen Cars 5G4 & 5M2

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thehorologist
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Great Central Kitchen Cars 5G4 & 5M2

Post by thehorologist » Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:53 pm

Great Central Kitchen Cars 5G4 & 5M2
I have recently seen two photographs of Great Central Kitchen Cars in 1950's BR liveries and I would like to build in 4mm.
E5118E in "Blood and Custard" and E5705E (or E5707E?) in lined Maroon. Both are listed in Longworth as surviving late in the 1950's.
Longworth has listed them as diagram 5M2 but the listed running numbers suggests they were all rebuilt in 1935 to 5G4 so the line drawing in Longworth is for the earlier 5M2 diagram and not for the surviving %G4 diagrams.
Can anybody please advise me where I might find line drawings for the surviving 5G4 diagram.
many thanks Chris

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Re: Great Central Kitchen Cars 5G4 & 5M2

Post by billbedford » Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:29 am

Clive Carter did an article in BackTrack Vol 10 No 11 on LNER Kitchen Cars which included a diagram of one on the rebuilds. I don't think that Clive had his own diagram book so that these diagrams should be available from the OPC collection, and possibly other sources, at the NRM.
Bill Bedford
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Re: Great Central Kitchen Cars 5G4 & 5M2

Post by thehorologist » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:09 am

Many thanks for your reply Bill. I will follow up these leads. I did make a mistake in my query referring to Longworth. The thumbnail drawing was actually the correct one for 5G4 but under 5M2, the reference to 5G4 was in the small print.

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