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Speialising in producing etched 4mm scale loco kits for NER and NBR modellers as well as the Easi-Rider range of 4mm scale model loco and tender chassis'. Designed and Produced in the UK for the discerning modeller.

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Page under Construction. (Page reviewed 22/06/2015) 
 
NBR Class "J" designed by W.P. Reid "Scott" Loco and Reid 4,235g tender kit. Under LNER ownership the Class was reclassified as D30 parts 1 and 2
 
The first two engines of what was later to become class D30 under the LNER, entered traffic in 1912.  These were later classified as class D30/1 because they were fitted with 8" diameter piston valves.  Between April and October 1914, fifteen more engines were turned out from Cowlairs works and these had 10" diameter piston valves and would be classified as D30/2 after grouping.  A further five engines were built in the summer of 1915 and in 1920 the final five engines of the class were built.
 
W.P. Reid introduced his 4,235g tender in 1909 for use with his class D29 "Scott" engines and these tenders were also used on the class D30.  The Reid 4,235g tender will be the tender that is supplied with the kit.  Depending upon what period the customer is modelling, we will be offering a choice of NBR springs and axle boxes and the later LNER spring and axlebox.  These will be lost wax items and the type of spring and axlebox must be specified on ordering.
 
Please note that there are significant differences between the class D29 and the class D30.  To do the Class D29 "Scott" justice would require a complete new loco kit.  If there's enough interest in the D29 to make the project commercially viable then please express your interest in either the D29 or the D30 from the "Contact Us" page on this website and we will make a note of your interest.  Due to the difference in boiler pitch, we may produce the D32 & D33 if we produce a D29.  There are quite a lot of similarities with the dimensions of these engines. 
 
 
 
©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.  This is the D30 boiler completed with boiler bands.  The boiler will be supplied pre-rolled with the firebox cheeks pre-formed.
 
©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.  This is the assembled smokebox ready to be fitted to the boiler.
 
©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.
This is a photo of the assembled body made from prototype etches.  Most noticeable is the detail under the boiler including the piston valve rods and linkage, the motion bracket and the reach rod balance weights.
 
The kit will be etched completely in nickel silver for ease of soldering.  All parts such as coupling rod splashers will be located on the footplate by slots and tabs for an accurate model and your ease of assembly.  All the parts that were clearly visible in photographs will be modelled.
 
The Tender will be the Reid 4,235g tender produced in 1909.  If supplying the tender flared coping as a series of lost wax castings is successful then we have plans to produce other NBR tenders that had the same tender tank length and width.  These include the Holmes 3,500g tender and the Reid 4,000g tender.  Each of these tenders could be supplied with a choice of NBR springs and axleboxes or the later LNER springs and axleboxes.