K338 - LNER/BR G5 Class 0-4-4t
LNER/BR G5 Class 0-4-4t
The NER Class O (LNER G5) 0-4-4 tank locomotive was designed by NER Chief Mechanical Engineer, Wilson Worsdell and built at Darlington Works between 1894 and 1901. The class totalled 110 and were used throughout the North Eastern area to pull branch line passenger trains and work the heavier suburban trains. From December 1937 onwards a total of twenty one G5’s were converted for Push-pull operation replacing many of the fast disappearing Sentinel steam railcars. The class had a long life with the first withdrawal in 1950, then the majority between 1955 and 1958 with no examples being preserved, although there is an initiative underway to build a G5 from scratch. Go to www.g5locomotive.co.uk for details.
A simplified and easy to build kit which includes intricate one-piece castings such as Smokebox/Boiler/Firebox assembly & Cab roof/Cab/Tank & Bunker side assembly. Also includes a cast Footplate, rear Bogie, Cab Interior and various alternative parts including choice of Bunker types, Buffers, Push-Pull equipment and Safety valves.
The Chassis consists of a simple fold-up etching with etched Coupling rods and Brake rodding. Other etched parts include Bunker cage, Balance weights and various Fire Irons. The kit covers engines with the later Type 69A boiler fitted from October 1938 and includes a full set of Slaters wheels, Mashima Motor and Gears.
NOTE; Kit requires number/builders plates, transfers and paint to complete (transfers and builder/shed plates available from DJH).
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