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52F Models

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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NBR class "A", LNER/BR Class N15 loco kit in EM/P4 gauges.
 
A OO scale verion is now available. 
 
If you'd like a modified Gibson wheel set with your kit, please add an additional £32.74.
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.
  
 
 
 ©Peter Stanger 2013, all rights reserved.
This is the first photograph of our class N15/1 built from pre-production etches.  The cab sports a roof ventilator indicating that it was one of the 1923 order built at Cowlairs works.  We only found three items that needed to be changed and these have been ammended on the production etch. The chassis has the brakes and rigging fitted and the old Romford wheels are a set that I use for setting up chassis.  The demonstration version will have Gibson wheels fitted . Because we use a custom drive train individually tailored to each kit we produce we have managed to mount a Mashima 1420D motor vertically inside the firebox.  This shot shows the folding cab doors in the open position.
 
To order one of these kits  go to the "Contact us" page and send us an email or ring us on 01670 362451.  When odereing, please specify the scale that you model in, the period being modelled and if you require a rivetted smokebox wrapper.  If you're ordering by mail please include a contact phone number and or an email address. 
 
If you're modelling BR we have some smokebox numberplate etches available.  These are in etches containing 5 numbers and if it was photographed and appears in Yeadon's Register volume 49 part B then we have that smokebox number.  The down side is that we only have one set of these numbers so it's first come first served.  These numberplates are etched in 0.25mm nickel silver and cost £2.50 for an etched fret with 5 smokebox numbers.  These are post free if ordered with a kit.  If you know the number that you want, we may be able to accomodate you.  Individual un-painted smokebox numbers cost 50p 
 
Cheques should be made payable to "52F Models".
 
Kit specification.
 
Both parts 1 and 2 of the class can be built from this kit.  We feel sure that there are enough parts included to build any member of this 99 strong class.
Comprehensive assembly instructions and 3D diagrams showing how we built this model before offering it for sale to the modelling public.
Designed with ease of assembly in mind.  Predominently made from more expensive Nickel silver for ease of soldering.
Fully compensated and load bearing chassis etched in 0.38mm nickel silver with prototypical waisted frames at the rear.
No expensive frame assembly jigs are required, we have engineered this out of the assembly process.  If you have a 12" steel rule or a straight edge then you can build this chassis.
Prototypical appearance below the footplate with "no daylight" around the radial axle.  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.
We have included 2, boilers etched in 0.38mm brass to cover the 6-variations of the diagram 81 boiler that appeared on this class.  They have a lap joint along the bottom for ease of assembly and maximum strength.  These boilers are pre-rolled by us.
Fully detailed cab can be built with operating folding cab doors.
The cab rear bulkhead, both cab roofs, the smoke box inner and the smokebox wrapper are all pre-formed parts.  The smokebox outer wrapper can have the rivet detail produced by us before pre-forming at no extra cost.  The customer must specify this with their order or this part will be left plain. 
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 are 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.  This applies to UK Mainland only.  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.
 
Initially the kits was to be aimed at EM/P4 modellers but a OO version has been produced due to unprecedented genuine interest making this version a commercially viable proposition.
 
Anyone who would like one of these long lived 0-6-2T tank engine kits can can do so by getting in touch from the "Contact Us" page on this website, or you could ring us on 01670 362451.