London Road Models LNWR/LMS Renown 4-4-0

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Jol Wilkinson
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London Road Models LNWR/LMS Renown 4-4-0

Postby Jol Wilkinson » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:19 pm

The first of several new kits from London Road Models is the LNWR/LMS Renown 4-4-0.

The prototypes were rebuilt from the Jubilee and Alfred the Great classes between 1908 and 1922, with a total of 72 locomotives being modified. Often referred to as “Small Precursors”, they lasted until 1931.

The etches for the locomotive frames and body (and also for the Webb 2500 gallon tender kit, newly designed for the Renown kit) are in nickel silver. The prototype driving axle centre bearing carrier has been adapted to provide a compensating beam support, and cut outs are etched for fitting standard hornblocks. The boiler/smokebox and footplate/cab have been designed as two separate units for ease of construction and painting.

The comprehensive specification of the kit includes a sprung radial truck and sprung buffers. Lost wax brass castings are supplied for the majority of the other detail components, in addition to turned handrails, whistles, etc. There are 20 pages of A4 instructions, including detailed “exploded” drawings. Wheels, motor and gears are required to complete. LRM may be able to supply the correct specification of driving wheels from the Sharman Wheels range, to OO, EM or P4 specification.

The Renown kit is priced at £125, complete with 2500g tender. The 2500 g Webb tender is also available separately, priced at £40.

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