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This is the tender for a 00 scale model of a Liverpool & Manchester Railway ‘Northumbrian’ class locomotive – the developmental link between ‘Rocket’ and ‘Planet’ and the first collercial class to operate this important railway. Combined with the 00 scale Northumbrian locomotive (separately available), this scratch aid enables an unpowered free-rolling model engine.
This model originated as a jumbo-ised N Gauge engine, suitably altered to 00 operative tolerances and to fit proprietary parts, enabling simple construction. Due to its size it is unpowered, but can be ‘motorised’ by coupling to a power source such as: https://www.shapeways.com/product/F9H5PPBEC/00-scale-open-truck-motorised
IMPORTANT: while most models available here have been pre-tested and known to work, this scratch-aid has not been printed/tested by myself, so while the measurements appear correct it is considered strictly experimental.
(Note: various materials are provided, however, WSF and BSF will require more preparation for smooth painting that FUD and FED.)
The following additional parts need to be sourced separately to complete (web links given as examples only):
Wheels (15mm diameter with flange; c.12.5mm without) for example Hornby wagon wheels R8098 http://www.hattons.co.uk/7287/Hornby_R8098_Metal_spoked_wheels_on_axles_10_axles_/StockDetail.aspx
Screw-fit coupling (best to just glue/pin – mounting point included on the tender):
Hornby Spares - Coupling Unit and Screws - A1X Terrier - Pack of 1
Optional additional details to add (at the builder's discretion):
Coal and crew
I hope you enjoy this unusual and eye-catching model.