This model is part of our standard ready to runs which have been cleverly tooled and designed with a cast tender and cab to create a cost effective range of locomotives whilst still maintaining the outstanding quality and finish that DJH Model Loco is known for. By using larger components and removing intricate brass etchings from the build, we are able to produce these ready to runs in a shorter time frame – reducing the cost.
LNER/BR ‘Peppercorn’ A2 4-6-2
The LNER Peppercorn Class A2 4-6-2 locomotive were built to the design of A.H. Peppercorn (The last Mechanical Engineer of the LNER). A total of 15 were built in two batches between 1947 and 1948 at Doncaster Works).They were designed to haul heavy fast goods trains. The last Peppercorn A2 was withdrawn in 1966 and is now preserved. The model is based on all the engines built in the class and will include the following details where appropriate. Single/Double Stovepipe/Double Lipped Chimney, Standard or Multi Valved Regulators, BTH/Smith Stone speed indicators, AWS equipment and either the ‘A2’ or ‘A1’ style of front bogie. Please note; our model will not cover the seven engines while they carried the diagram 117 type boiler, these are as follows; 60526 (3/58 – 9/59), 60527 (5/57 – 12/58), 60528 (4/60 – 7/62), 60534 (6/59 – 2/61), 60535 (12/57 – 4/59), 60536 (4/61 – 12/62) and 60537 (5/58 – 10/61).
Our BR Peppercorn A2 is based on all the engines built in the class and will include the following details where appropriate. Single/Double Lipped Chimney, Standard or Multi Valved Regulators, BTH/Smith
Stone speed indicators, AWS equipment and either the ‘A2’ or ‘A1’ style of front bogie. Please note: our model will not cover the seven engines while they carried the diagram 117 type boiler, which as follows:
60526 (3/58 – 9/59) 60527 (5-57 – 12-58) 60528 (4/60 – 7/62) 60534 (6/59 – 2/61) 60535 (12/57 – 4/59) 60536 (4/61 – 12/62) 60537 (5/58 – 10/61)
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DJH Model Loco Ready to Run
Established over 40 years ago, DJH Model Loco are recognised experts in the design and manufacture of locomotive kits as well as builders of Ready to Run models.
As a family owned business based in the beautiful countryside of Consett, County Durham, DJH Model Loco are renowned for their highly skilled model builders and exceptionally high quality locomotive models.
All of our Ready to Runs are hand built to order as per the customers specification – allowing the product to be completely unique to the individual through personalisation of livery, shed number, name and locomotive number. Using only the finest materials, we pride ourselves on the high quality standards of our locomotives to provide an extremely durable product which is built to last. All DJH Ready to Runs are complete with Slaters motor/gearbox and wheelset. Other impressive features include – fully painted locomotive backhead, real coal used in the tender, working screwlink couplings and fully glazed windows. As an optional extra, you can also add sound and smoke effects to your ready to run for an additional cost.
All DJH models have been designed with an extremely high attention to detail and built to the scale of the original model. During the design process, our Research and Development team examine archived drawings to replicate the most intricate details of the original model – even down to the number of rivets used!
The standard minimum radius is 6ft /1800mm. If you require a lower radius, please specify when enquiring about your ready to run.
Due to the numerous options available when purchasing our Ready to Runs, we like to confirm the details of the order with the customer before starting the build. To enquiry about our Ready to Runs, use the enquiry form found on the product page. Our terms require a 25% deposit payable upon placing the order, with the remaining balance due once the build is complete. Please allow up to 12 weeks for your Ready to Run to be delivered, although we do aim to complete orders sooner.