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The 0-4-2 ‘Large Samson’ class was an enlarged version of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway’s 0-4-0 ‘Samson’ locomotives (separately available), the most famous of which is star of the film ‘The Titfield Thunderbolt’ Lion. Lion, however, has undergone multiple rebuilds (also available) so this model provides a more accurate depiction of this class as originally built.
Combined with the N Gauge Planet Tender (separately available), this scratch aid enables an unpowered free-rolling model engine. Coupled to the motorised Liverpool and Manchester Railway coach or motorised flatbed (each separately available, plus free-rolling coaches and trucks), a fully working 'Era 1' N Gauge train can be created.
Necessary to Complete:
Graham Farish 08 crank Wheels (available as spares online; cut down the rods to an 0-4-0)
Graham Farish wagon wheels (one set with pins sawn off)
Loco-tender coupling (wire)
Weight (the boiler is hollow)
(NB small strips of styrene will hold the driving and trailing wheels in place)
Optional additional details to scratchbuild (at the builder's discretion):
Reverser lever (its base is pre-printed)
Safety valve (its location on the rear dome is pre-drilled)
Tie-bars between axleboxes
I hope you enjoy this unusual and eye-catching model.