GWR Hall 4-6-0

 

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4915 Condover Hall in early 1960s condition. Click pictures to view at full size

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L9

Etched nickel silver frames, motion and brass superstructure

Lost wax, whitemetal and turned fittings

Flexichas suspension

Designed by Martin Finney

 

Kit to convert to working Inside Motion - IM9

160

 3500 gallon tender or Collett 4000 gallon tender or Hawksworth tender

 Wheels

Driving: 6'0" 20-spoke 15" crank throw, pin between spokes - Ultrascale, Alan Gibson, Markits

Bogie: 3'0" diameter 10-spoke - Ultrascale, Alan Gibson, Markits

 Motor  Designed for a Portescap 1624 but an alternative is a Mashima 1428
 Gearbox  High Level Highflyer 30:1

 

Download the instructions View the etches

In 1924 Charles Collett responded to the Running Department's request for a more powerful mixed traffic engine than the 43xx Moguls by rebuilding one of Churchward's 'Saint'  4-6-0s (No. 2925 'Saint Martin') with 6ft. diameter coupled wheels. In 1928, after four years of extensive evaluation, the first of 258 production engines was introduced; they had several differences from the prototype including increased boiler pitch, reduced bogie wheel diameter, outside steam pipes and modified motion and frames.

The locomotives which can be built without modification from this kit are Nos. 4901-5920, although for 5901-5920 an alternative set of coupling rods will be required which are available separately.

When built, the first 20 engines, or so, were paired with second-hand 3500 gallon tenders of standard Churchward design. Many, but not all, from 4922 up to around 4958, were paired with new Collett 3500 gallon tenders and from 4961 onwards new 4000 gallon Collett tenders became the norm, although some others had Churchward tenders. Subsequently the Collett 4000 gallon tenders were standardised for the class, although this process was very protracted some engines not receiving this tender until after the second World War. Hawksworth tenders found their way onto a number of the engines as tenders were exchanged in the late 1940s and 1950s.

Variations / Modifications possible from the kit

 

Valve spindle crosshead guides: fitted new, but later removed.

Spring compensation beams: fitted new, but gradually removed.

ATC equipment: fitted to 4921 onwards when built and applied to Nos. 4901-4920 in 1930.

Top feed pipes: on 4901 to around 4922 passed through the footplate in front of the centre splasher. On later engines passed over the centre splasher and through the footplate alongside the rear splasher.

Lamp bracket: moved to smokebox door between 1934-39.


Rear sandboxes: originally placed under the cab floor and filled from inside the cab. Much later replaced with boxes behind the rear steps and filled from outside the cab.

 

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