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NBR class  M, LNER/BR ClassC15 Loco kit.
This kit is now available in OO gauge as well as EM/P4.   The kit is priced at £104.95 and this includes 2nd class postage, UK Mainland only.  Overseas carriage will be charged at cost.  
If you'd like a modified Gibson wheel set with your kit, please add an additional £28.67.
If you'd like a Mashima 1420D motor with your kit, please add an additional £21.50.  Both items are carriage free if ordered with a loco kit.
You can order by telephone by calling us on 01670 362451, by email from the "Contact Us page on the website or by letter at 52F Models 48 Cypress Gardens, Blyth. Northumberland. NE24 2NF.  If ordering by post it is essential that you include a telephone number so that in the event of a problem with your order we can contact you.
For those of you who fit your locos with DCC chips you may find the next paragraph of interest. This item ws sent by a customer who has used one of our G5 Mk3 loco chassis under a Nu-Cast body.  The G5 has a 0-4-4 wheel arrangement and we feel that what works on a G5 would work equally well on any four coupled loco. 
Your (G5) chassis kit, works perfectly, superb slow running and a joy to build.  The body is Nu Cast with many mods.  Loco is DCC running on a TCS M1 decoder with a long delay " stay alive" system which overcomes any pickup problems from the 4 pickup wheels by storing and feeding back power. In fact the loco will run for  15 seconds with no power being fed in at all.  Also powers the flickering firebox.

©Peter Stanger 2013, all rights reserved.
This is the first photo of a finished C15 built from production etches. The items of boiler furniture  in turned brass are the masters for the white metal parts and some of the lost wax parts.  
©Peter Stanger 2013, all rights reserved.
While there might appear not to be much difference between the class C15 and C16 the differences are significant and many necessitating a complete new kit.  The more obvious differences are the cab roof, boiler pitch, tank height, frame profile above the footplate, footplate length and the overall wheel base. 
©Peter Stanger 2013, all rights reserved.
The kit is etched in 0.38mm nickel silver and  the pre-formed and lap jointed boiler is in 0.38mm brass. The cab roof, cab rear bulkhead, boiler, smoke box inner, the smokebox outer wrapper and the the tank outer skins are supplies as pre-formed parts.
Vacuum pipes, Westinghouse pipes, Westinghouse pump, steam heating pipes, Ramsbottom safety valves and housing, Ross Pop safety valves and housing and boiler backhead furniture will all be lost wax castings.  The dome, chimney, smokebox door and boiler backhead will be white metal castings.
The fully detailed cab is fitted with operating, folding doors.   
Kit specification.
Comprehensive assembly instructions and 3D diagrams showing how we built this model before offering it for sale to the modelling public.
Fully compensated and load bearing chassis etched in 0.38mm nickel silver with prototypical double frames at the front.
Prototypical appearance below the footplate with "no daylight" around either the bogie or the radial axle.
Bogie has working compensation beams that take the weight of the front end of the engine and pivot around the compensation beam leaf springs.
The bogie can deflect 5° either sied of the chassis centreline and pivot 5° either side of the bogie centreline.  This produces a maximum of 10° combined deflection and rotation of the bogie unit.
The trailing radial axle has 1.25mm sideways movement. 
Custom gearbox / compensation unit, 54:1 ratio, 2-stage reduction.
The superstructure is etched in 0.38mm nickel silver for ease of soldering.
The boiler is etched in 0.38mm brass, has a lap joint and is a preformed part.
The cab rear bulkhead, the cab roof, the tank outer skins, the smoke box inner and the smokebox wrapper are all pre-formed parts.
Vacuum pipes, Westinghouse pipes, Westinghouse pump, steam heating pipes, engine handbrake, Ramsbottom safety valve housing and Ross Pop safety valve housing are all lost wax castings.
The smokebox door, chimney, dome, boiler backhead tank fillers and air reservoir are all white metal castings.
NBR sprung buffers will be supplied with the kit.
Needs wheels and a Mashima 1420 motor, paint and transfers to complete.
Available direct from 52F Models and costs £104.95.    Please send a cheque with your order made payable to "52F Models" and a contact number or email address.  In the event of a query this can save a lot of time.