Etched nickel silver NER 3,038g, 3940g and 4,125g Tender Chassis.
This chassis has been revamped and is now in it's Mk3 form. It's compensated on all wheels and is a replacement for the cast white metal block sub-chassis supplied with Alexander Models kits.
© Peter Stanger 2009 all rights reserved.
This is a production chassis under out own 3,038g tender body. At the bottom LH corner of this photo, the handbrake operating shackle and linkage can be clearly seen.
In testing we've found that the rolling resistance (stiction) of this chassis is significantly lower than the chassis supplied with the kit. This makes a considerable difference to the performance of the J21, NER class C and J25 NER class P1 locos. This tender as built with the white metal block sub chassis weighed 90% of J21 and J25 locos. A reduction in the weight of the tender and all wheels being mounted in axle bushes significantly improved the load hauling capability of the J21 and J25 models while using this chassis.
Resulting from enquiries from scratch builders, this kit is now available separately in both EM and OO gauges direct from 52F Models, priced at £9.95 plus £3.00 P&P. This applies to UK Mainland only. If you're prepared to accept the kit in a padded bag then postage is only £1.30
The EM version of this chassis is suitable for use by P4 modellers.
We can supply Gibson wheel sets at £9.60 per set for our tender chassis. If ordered with one of our tender chassis then they will be post free. If the wheels can be sent in a padded bag, please add £2.00 postage
How to order. Go to the "Contact US" button and order by email or by telephone on 01670 362451. If you're ordering by mail, including a contact number would be beneficial in the event of a query about your order.
Cheques should be made payable to "52F Models".
© Peter Stanger 2011 All rights reserved. The above image shows the prototypical retractable brake gear and rigging to allow the wheel set to be fitted while maintaining a prototypically close fit between the wheel and the brake shoe.
© Peter Stanger All rights reserved. This image clearly shows the fold up construction method and shows the prototypical inner and outer rigging on the tender sub chassis. The brake hangers and shoes are realisticly close to the wheels with no risk of short circuits. The compensation beams can be seen on the leading and middle axles. The brake gear assembly is removable to allow wheel fitting and removal