GWR 1854 and 2721 0-6-0PTs

 

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2721 Class with original open cab, large bunker, fluted coupling rods. The model was built to EM gauge standards with working inside motion (Photos courtesy Brian Woodland)

1854 Class with flush riveted tanks, original open cab and small bunker (built by Lee Marsh)

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Specification

Price

To complete

L7

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

 Kit to convert to working Inside Motion kit - IM7

£135

 

 Wheels

4'7½" 16-spoke 10" crank throw, pin between spokes - Ultrascale, Alan Gibson, Markits

 Motor  Designed for a Portescap 1219 but an alternative is a Mashima 1220
 Gearbox  High Level Road Runner Plus 54:1

 

Download the instructions. View the etches

These two classes of 0-6-0 tank engines were originally built with saddle tanks but were amongst the first to be fitted with pannier tanks, from 1909 onwards, until all (except 1879) were so fitted by 1933. They were very long lived, the majority being withdrawn after World War 2 and all by 1950.

From this kit, any of either of the two classes can be built as pannier tanks from circa 1909 onwards. The kit includes parts for :

The earlier small bunker as well as the later, large bunker , early open and later closed cabs
Fluted coupling rods for the 2721 class and plain rods for the 1854 class.
Alternative springs for both classes

Prototypes with earlier counter-sunk riveted tanks, intermediate snap-head riveted tanks or later welded tanks can also be built from the kit.

 
Variations / Modifications possible from the kit  

Pannier tanks: Early, up to c.1917 flush riveted. From c.1917 to 1924 snap-head riveted. After 1924 welded seams.

Smokebox/tank front: Early plain front with ringed door. Later snap head rivets. From c.1920 the smokebox had pressed fronts with Churchward type doors without the ring.

Bunkers: Early short with railed top later sheeted in. From c.1924 enlarged type were fitted.

Cabs: As built, these were open with a canvas covered wooden roof which was later replaced with steel. A significant number were rebuilt from c.1924 onwards with new enclosed cabs some whilst carrying the old style bunker.

Steam heating:  Although essentially shunting and light freight engines many were fitted with steam heating.

Balance weights: Changed from large type with visible rivets to a smaller plain design.

 

 

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