LNER 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.
This model covers loco’s during both the LNER and BR period from Oct 1938 through to withdrawal (last one Dec 1958).
Details include; Boiler Type 69A (fitted from Oct 1938, dome mounted 1ft 8in further back & boiler bands moved), alternative types of buffer – Worsdell standard buffers (round flange) or LNER group standard buffers (square flange), alternative types of bunker – Cage type (added from 1917 to most loco’s) or Hopper type (added from Sept 1932 to 31 loco’s), Westinghouse Pump (mounted on the L/H tank front from 1914, removed when push-pull equipment fitted), Push-pull equipment (fitted from Dec 1937 to 21 loco’s) and Ross Pop safety valves (replaced the Ramsbottom type from the mid 1930’s)
DJH Model Loco Ready to Run
All DJH Model Loco ready to runs are handbuilt to the customers specification – allowing for personalisation of shed number, name and locomotive number. For each model, we offer a range of liveries to match various periods and classes. 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!
Handcrafted by our incredibly skilled team of model builders, toolmakers and craftsmen, all ready to runs are handbuilt to order at our modern factory based in Consett, County Durham. Using high quality materials such as pewter and brass, DJH Model Loco models are extremely durable and built to last.
All DJH ready to runs are complete with Slaters motor/gearbox and wheelset. Other features include – fully painted locomotive backhead, real coal used in the tender, working screwlink couplings and fully glazed windows.
The standard minimum radius is 6ft /1800mm. If you require a lower radius, please specify when enquiring about your ready to run.