boilers are provided in the kit the D2 half coned and the D3 three-quarter
coned. This means that Lots 125 and 126 cannot be built in their original
condition with the D0 parallel boiler, but can be built in slightly later
condition, from 1904 onwards, as they were fitted with the D2 and D3 boilers.
The engines rebuilt as Cities, with the larger No. 4 boiler, cannot be
built from the kit in that form although several were fitted with the D2 or D3
boilers provided, before they became Cities, and so could be built from the kit.
Frame strengthening: the
locomotives acquired frame strengthening plates surprisingly quickly, probably
during their first major shopping. Atbaras were first fitted with separate
plates for each axle. Later larger, one piece plates were fitted to some of the
class. The Flowers quickly acquired plates to the rear axle only.
originally quite short and later front and
back rings riveted.
early flush rivets and later snap head rivets.
three different types are provided.
both types included -
many were rebuilt to the 'de Glehn'
type without swing-hangers and fitted with strengthening patches - built with
beaded bogie splashers.
Sandboxes: originally below
footplate on leading coupled wheels only - later, on all except No.4138 White,
larger and above footplate on all driving wheels. Flowers were built with the
Splashers: early with beading -
later beading removed and rivets visible
Leading coupled wheel splasher:
The Atbaras were built with a beaded splasher, below the footplate, on the
leading coupled axle which were gradually removed up to World War 1.
Safety valve casing: with or
early canvas covered wood - later two types of steel roof.
plated over during the late 1920s.
originally tall - later a shorter pattern introduced.