Manufactures of Gauge 1
Live Steam Locomotive Model kits
and accessories in 10mm scale
GER 0-6-0 T J65 TANK LOCO
Scale :- 10mm : 1ft
Length :- 1.75 “ ( 553mm)
Weight :- 4.5 lb (2kg) dry weight.
Min Radius 765mm(2ft 6inch) LGB R2
Fuel :- Alchohol (Methylated spirit) supplied by constant level feed system.
Cylinders :- Single, 7/16” bore x 3/4” stroke ( 11.1 mm x 19.1mm)
Boilers :- Internally fired, multi flue, superheated. with safety valve. Built from copper
and bronze, silver soldered throughout. Tested to 200psi (13bar)
Max.allowable pressure 100psi (6.5bar)
Controls :- Regulator, blower, pressure gauge, spirit valve and water level test cock.
Valvegear :- Slip eccentric.
Lubrication :- Displacement (Rosco) type.
Water feeds :- Water carried in the tender which contains handpump A retro fit
axledriven pump with its pipework and bypass control valve will be
available at a later date.
General :- All axles unsprung. Buffers and coupling hooks are sprung.
Wheels and axles are to Gauge One ‘Standard’ dimensions.
Complete kit spirit fired
This kit can be paid for over 12 months and delivered once kit complete. add £30 postage
Complete kit electric £618
The J65 tank loco was designed by Holden in 1886 and originally classed as E22. During their life many of them handled the busy suburban services out of Liverpool Street Station whilst others were distributed around East Anglia on goods, shunting and local passenger work. Their rapid acceleration earned them the nickname of ‘Buckjumper’. At Grouping they were absorbed into the LNER, classed as J65 and painted black. About 150 passed into BR hands who painted one or two in lined apple green. One of a similar class, the J67, served as a station pilot until 1961 when it was restored into GER blue and is now in the National Railway museum at York.
From experience gained with our previous beginners models, we have simplified the construction even further. The electric kit contains all that you need to build a nicely detailed model and will include a motor/ gearbox unit and wheels. Space and suggestions are provided for battery powered control systems, but the wheels will need insulating for two rail operation.
The steam powered kit contains everything required to produce a simple, working, live steam model requiring refilling, relighting and steam raising about every 12 minutes. This will include the handpump, which will allow the model to be kept in steam for as long as you like. The axlepump will be produced as an optional extra enabling the loco to pump it’s own water to maintain boiler water level on longer uninterrupted runs. It is commonly fitted to larger locos but is still being proved for this model.
GAUGE ONE STARTER KITS
These are ideal for those whose machining facilities or skills are limited or whose modelling time is at a premium. They are a good stepping stone from the 4mm and 7mm kits into the world of gauge one live steam, before tackling one of our more advanced designs.
The loco kit is assembled using nuts and bolts and glue with no soldering required. This will be done by ourselves where needed. The boilers are built, tested and certified in house. The steam chests and cylinder units come part assembled with pistons and valves in place ready for you to carry out the final assembly and seal them up. Laser cut steel frames, rods etc will need a little cleaning up and some piloted holes opening out to size with a drill. The etched brass components are supplied as flat sheets with only the simplest of bends left for you to do. Where these bends are required there is a fold line etched half way into the brass, allowing a neat, sharp bend. The boiler wrapper, the cab roof and the footplate droppers will be formed by us. All essential pipework will be formed with the fittings soldered in place. The wheels will be on axles and quartered. Detail castings are in brass, nicklesilver or if only cosmetic, whitemetal.
All machining is done. Pressure gauge, screws ,nuts, rivets, ‘O’ ring seals, springs etc. are included to complete the assembly. You will require some hand tools such as some fine files, small screwdrivers and spanners. Small pliers and tweezers are essential to position screws and nut where fingers cannot go. A drilling facility (which could be an electric drill on a stand) may be useful.
The model making hobby is littered with part built projects which have been abandoned because the modeller has hit a problem. We offer a ‘Get out of trouble service. It could be advice on the phone, a practical soldering training session in our works, correcting a mishap or setting valve timing. We include two hours free support or training session in our works and will try to advise over the phone during normal working hours. Over and above the two free hours there will be a nominal charge.