Mike Garwood wrote:It's Y2, sorry should have put that in the info. Thank you so much for the link, now stored in my favs! If I'm reading this right, DC111 was abandoned after 1930 or there abouts? So I could, legitimately, put morton brake gear on this?
No Y2s received Morton gear. You want DCIII with 8-clasp yokes or a side-lever brake with 8-clasp shoes. Most Y2s that survived the 1930s ended up with DCIII gear.
This (from Raymond Walley's site) is a single side-lever (non-DCIII) brake (for a carriage truck), but does show the 8-clasp arrangement, although I'm not sure he's got the orientation of his yoke-puller (on the central shaft) correct:
The DCIII gear is then added
to the above arrangement, minus the side-lever brake. It gets a bit complicated, and there's very little space for the DCIII end brackets between the W-iron and the headstock.
I might get round to doing a drawing of it one day.
I think the Jidenco is a 'multi-louvre' Y2, so your running numbers are 2341 - 2360 (old series lot 680), 2321 - 2340 (lot 35), 2319/20 (lot 86).
Here's a multi-louvre Y2 in mid-era GW livery (linked from the GWS site). Being 'passenger stock', they would have been eligible for crimson in early BR(W) days, but whether any did receive a repaint during that time is unknown: