Welcome to my site and to collecting Locomotive Builders Plates (Aka Makers plates, Works plates) from LMS steam locomotives. My aim is to trace the style and lineage of these plates from the earliest MR pattern through to the BR Standard type plates.
Why a site like this? I have enjoyed collecting these plates for the last 17 years and find myself constantly asked questions about the varying patterns and details. Bear with me as I expand the site which will take some time.....
NEW **** HORWICH REBUILT PLATES ADDED****
NEW **** BR STANDARD PLATES ADDED****
NEW **** FURTHER REPLACEMENT PLATES ADDED****
I shall try and put up a picture of every pattern I have or have seen with relevent comment and sizing and also a rarity factor, I will not be covering value as this is very subjective.
Initially I shall concentrate on the plates from LMS engines built in what were UK Railway Company workshops such as Derby etc.
I fully intend this to be followed by a review of the Sub Contractor built plates.
I Also BUY BUILDERS PLATES (particularly LMS) and can be contacted on my email ICLOK@talktalk.net or by phone on 07969-292278