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L&YR Class 28 in 7mm
This is a 7mm scale model of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (L&YR) Class 28 Locomotive, re-scaled and details refined from the 4mm version. This represents the Class 11/27 Aspinal engines that were rebuilt by Hughes with super heating and then reclasified as a Class 28. The freshly built 657 batch of Class 28s however had a few detail differences.
Please note - the prototype photographs sometimes showed the Smoke-Box to have rivets around the rear, other times the rear and front and other times none at all. For this reason this model has been designed as the smooth type to print better and provide a better canvas. Rivets can be added by buying transfer decals that have physical relief. DCC Concepts is one manufacturer that supplies them.
BODY INSTRUCTIONS: The Smoke-Box Door is located on a sprue in front of the body. The 2 different types of buffers that the Class 28's ran with are sprue joined underneith. This gives you the choice of using either or substituting them with metal ones from other manufacturers without having to hack them off a buffer beam. The chimney is not sprued so just pop it in one of the two holes on the smokebox for your chosen variation. If you want to drill the chimney through small dimples are made in the centre for a drill grab so best advice would be to glue it in place then drill the holes afterwards..
The Reverser Rod is located loose - this needs to be joined to the left hand side of the locomotive starting at the hole in the cab sheet and finishing towards the lever in between the front Splashers.
You will need hand rail pillars or split pins and rod for the hand rails. To make the accurate positioning and fitting easier, holes have been slightly indented on the body; they just need drilling out.
Couplings are left for the user to decide based upon preference.
To fit the chassis to the body, the rear simply slots in the body at an angle. The front is fixed via a screw or bolt that taps easily and is all that is needed, a nut can be glued in place inside the Smoke-Box Saddle if desired.