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 Reid Goods 1906, LNER Class J35 Loco kit. 


This kit is now available in EM/P4 only.  If there's enough interest from OO modeller's well produce  oo chassis for this kit.  The price for the kit has been firmed up and will cost £165.00 plus P&P.


Customers please note.  We don't as a rule ask customers for deposits uless the work was a commision in which case stage payments will be requested.  Our preferred method is a BACS transfer payment. We won't ask for payment until your order is ready for dispatch.


The loco can be built either as a Saturated, Slide valve engine.  A saturated piston valve engine, a super heated slide valve engine or a super heated piston valve engine.  This has necessitated 2 sets of frames and 2 sets of footplate furniture. This to accommodate 5'-3" and 5'-41/2" front overhang frames. The only engines that can't be built from this kit are the two originals that had a 4" longer cab and those engines that had frames with a 5'-9" front overhang.

Loco chassis specification.

1,   2-types of loco chassis are included in the kit.  They are the 5'-3" font overhang P/V type and the 5'-41/2" front overhang S/V type.

2,   Both types of frame have fold in Horn cheeks and custom made horn blocks.

3,   Chassis is fully compensated with 2- sets of compensation beams

4    Custom 46:1, 2- stage reduction reduction gearbox.

5,   Comprehensive set of instructions that are a true record of how we built the kit.

Loco body.

Supplying two sets of frames means means we had to supply two sets of footplates, valences etc.


The Loco body parts are etched in 0.38mm nickel silver.

Preformed parts include a rolled and lap jointed boiler,  preformed  smokebox, preformed cab roof and preformed boiler soldering clamp.


3D printed parts such as chimney, two domes and the boiler back head are used to give the loco body extra accuracy.


The assembly instructions are very comprehensive and are a true record of how we assembled the kit, arguably the most important part of any kit.


  Holmes 3,500g Tender Chassis and Body

1,   Fully compensated with 2-sets of compensation beams

2,   Fold in horn cheeks with custom horn blocks.

3,   Realistic brake gear.

4,   All parts up to the footplate are nickel silver etchings

5,   Tender tank, base and spring overlays are 3D printed parts

Using Concurrent Engineering principles we were able to design and have produced a 3D printed Tender tank for the Holmes 3,500g tender.  The results have been impressive  and commented favourably on by all who've seen the parts.  The finish on the component being good enough to accept paint without any remedial work by the customer. 


From the footplate down is etched nickel silver parts.  Using the 3D Printed masters to have castings made has not proven successful. Instead we have had overlays of the springs and axle boxes 3D printed and these are glued in place over the nickel silver side frames making this part very robust   We have 3D printed the coal rails as an integral part of the tender body. 



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