RailRoad LMS 4-4-0 Compound with Fowler Tender
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When Henry Fowler became the Chief Mechanical Engineer of the London Midland Scottish Railway in 1925, he immediately set out to work on several new standard designs in an effort to reduce the number of odd classes of locomotive that had been absorbed into the LMS in 1923.
The Class 4 Tank was designed for the unique requirements of suburban duties and used as many standard LMS parts as was possible at the time. The main requirement for a locomotive working suburban services was to have quick acceleration, efficient braking and good tractive ability, the latter being especially useful when pulling heavy carriages, full of commuters and subsequent updates to the 2-6-4T design by Stanier, Fairburn, Riddles and British Rail proved the soundness of Fowler’s design.
The locomotives were spread around the LMS network, operating suburban services from St.Pancras, Euston, Clydeside and the Midland conurbations, as well as the difficult central Wales line from Swansea and Shrewsbury. This arduous route working was matched by the Manchester–Buxton line working via Stockport, as well as the banking duties up to Shap from Tebay, for which crews received a modified cab to protect them from the elements.
In all, 125 locomotives were built, all at the LMS’s Derby works, between 1927 and 1934 and were numbered from 2300-2424, locomotive numbers 2395-2424 receiving modified cabs with side windows and doors. Classified 4P by the LMS, British Rail changed their designation to 4MT and the Class stayed in traffic until 1966.
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|DCC Type||DCC Ready|
|Motor||3 Pole & Flywheel. Loco Drive|
- NEM Couplings on Tender
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Excellent Locomotive for an Excellent Price
Loc runs just fantastic and looks just fabulous. Both loco and tender have fantastic character and seem to be of high quality. For £84.99 it should definitely weigh more + ditch the traction tyres, but overall a brilliant model!
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Good runner with class.
Bought this new since our neighbourhood has a 4-4-0 on its stock, relic of the GCR. BUT PERHAPS a different body. Ran beautifully even on my indifferent track circuits (code 75 and a great product) showing no probes or events ; I was tempted to push it on full throttle with low load, but restricted it instead to give it at least some running in time, Although in its black LMS colours , it has an upmarket look with those driving wheels (7 feet ! I bet there's no metric equivalent.), and don't they just love their job. I found the play on the front bogie somewhat excessive off the track, BUT they work , following all my track mislays no problem. I did in fact check out pulling power with a mix of 11 coaches at equivalent. 30 mph. A little spin from the drivers, how realistic, but quick pickup after better track found . A good solid motor with reliability. ... Read more
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