Variations/Modifications incorporated into the kit
Low front / High front:
The first twenty V2s were built with Low front tenders. The
remainder (except for eleven with flared top, low front, tenders which
are not covered by the kit) were
fitted with High front tenders.
Fall plate: The
original arrangement was for a fixed extension to the locomotive cab
platform to suit the fall plate, which was hinged on the tender front
plate. Starting with No. 4889 (built August 1941) the fall plate was
transferred to the locomotive cab platform and a wood platform was
provided at the front of the tender for the fall plate to rest on. The
existing engines were brought into line as they passed through shops.
From November 1940
the slatted coal doors, fitted to the high front tenders, were gradually
replaced by solid doors.
Frame guard irons:
omitted from NE area tenders from 1938 onwards.
Rear division plate:
were built with a low division plate across the water pickup dome. From
the mid-fifties onwards most had this plate replaced with a higher plate
further forward together with a new design of water pickup dome. The
angles, which attached the original division plate to the tank top, were
not removed. Inside the coal space a sloping plate was provided,
probably at the same time.
All the V2 tenders
had short spring hangers. Earlier tenders paired with engines of other
classes were initially fitted with long spring hangers.
Tenders for the Great Central section initially had an extra bracket on the left