Minerva Manning Wardle

Discussion in 'Area 51' started by Michael Osborne, 4 August 2020.

  1. Michael Osborne

    Michael Osborne Western Thunderer

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg I have repainted my Manning Wardle and replaced the smokebox door with a scratch built one to the original design. I was surprised how easy it was to take apart for painting.
    I didn't like the operating rods as they came in the bright red paint. I thought they looked a bit toy like. So I have painted them black and the loco in a shade of pale green. I have added a few cans and tool and lightly dusted it with weathering powders. I would like a Victorian crew to add to the footplate.
    I have tried to get in touch with Claudia Everett for her to paint me a crew from the Modelu range without success. I don't do Facebook and I didn't get a reply from a e-mail I sent to her. If anyone has any ideas how else I can order some of her fabulous figures I would be most grateful.
    Colin of this parish converted it to S7 for me.
  2. simond

    simond Western Thunderer


    I know that Chris Klein works with Claudia, so perhaps he could put you in touch?

  3. victorianman

    victorianman Western Thunderer

    Great work, Mike. A worthwhile transformation, especially the refined wheels.
  4. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    I've had problems getting a useful response from Ms Everett as well...
  5. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    United at last. Twm Sîon Catti and his sweetheart, the Lady of Ystradffin. Actually by the time he finally married her, she was a widow and he was in his 70s. Young love eh.


    My two Minerva Manning Wardles, both converted by our Col and one weathered by him as well. the other is awaiting my less experienced fingers...