LNER A3 4-6-2 (left-hand drive)

 

Home
Up
Buying and price list
Loco and tender kits
EasiChas
RTR detailing kits
Etched windows
Rolling stock
Track details
Accessories
Gallery
Exhibitions
Useful sites
Contact us

 

A3 60092 Fairway with non-corridor tender built by Chris Pendlenton

This kit is for the left-hand drive LNER Gresley A3 Pacifics. The twenty-seven new A3s can be built in their original condition and the remaining converted A1s can be built after their change from right-hand to left-hand drive in the early 1950s.

Ref

Specification

Price

To complete

L14

 

Etched nickel silver frames, motion and brass superstructure

Lost wax, whitemetal and turned fittings

Flexichas suspension

Non-working, ‘dummy’ inside motion

Designed by Martin Finney

£180

 

GNR/LNER coal-rail tender, corridor tender or streamlined non-corridor tender

 Wheels

Driving: 6' 8" - 20 spoke - Ultrascale, Alan Gibson, Markits

   Bogie: 3' 2" - 10 spoke; Trailing 3' 8" - 12 spoke
 Motor  Designed for a Portescap 1624; alternative is a Mashima 1420
 Gearbox  High Level Road Runner or Highflyer 40:1 or 54:1
   
Download the instructions View the etches and castings

Variations/Modifications incorporated into the kit

Chimney: original type and double chimney fitted to most of the locomotives from 1958 onwards.

Dome: original types and later banjo dome.

Frames: Differing frame lightening hole arrangements.

Frame rivets: The original engines were built using countersunk rivets and so give a smooth appearance to the frames. Many photographs show a gradual change to rivets with a visible head as frames were repaired or replaced.

Bogie: The locomotives built with the swing link bogies were soon converted to the helical spring type circa 1933-34.

Front end cover plates: Small cover fitted from 1933 onwards and larger sliding cover from 1945.

Front footsteps: Fitted from 1935 onwards.

Rear spring retaining brackets: Fitted later.

Firebox crown washout plugs/door covers: Originally square ended plugs and from circa 1936 onwards circular covers.

Anti-vacuum valve plate - Two types provided.

Cab seats: original type replaced with bucket seats from circa 1935 onwards.

Cab sides: original cut-out increased in height by 11" at the same time as bucket seats fitted.

Lamp irons - footplate: second lamp iron on right-hand side removed from 1931.

Lamp iron - smoke box door: two different types.

Trough type smoke deflectors: fitted to 55 of the locomotives from 1960 onwards.

Reversing rod: Different shape depending on whether Doncaster or North British built.

Frame guard irons: Removed in the period 1952-54.

Copyright © 2016 Brassmasters Scale Models