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NER Class "X", LNER/BR Class T1 4-8-0T heavy shunting tank engine.


We are pleased to announce the release of this 4 mm scale kit etched in nickel silver with lost wax brass and white metal fittings suitable for OO & EM / P4 gauges.  Please specify which version you require. This kit is available direct from 52F Models priced at £154.00. Postage & Packing £8.00, Insured post delivery. This applies to UK Mainland only.  Gibson wheel set is available for an additional £36.60. Coreless 1219 motors are available and cost an additional £27.50. 

When ordering by mail, please include a contact telephone number.  In the event of a query with an order including a contact number can save a lot of time.

Customers please note.  We don't cash Customer's cheques or request a BACS transfer payment until your order is ready for dispatch.


A OO scale version of this kit is now available.   The price is the same as the EM/P4 scale version. Payment by BACS Transfer or cheque only. Cheques should be made payable to "52F Models".  Please specify when ordering NER or GS style sprung buffers.  If you're modelling BR, tell us the running number of the model you intend to build then we will supply an etched  smoke box number plate free of charge. 

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 Kit specification; Almost every loco running in all periods from 1910 to class extinction in 1962 can be built  with this kit.  The exception is 69915 when fitted with a super heated smoke box for 18 months in the early 1950's.


                                                 Loco chassis.


1.          The chassis is etched in 0.38mm nickel silver and features full profile                   frames where possible, "all wheels are load bearing"  and all wheel                     compensation.

2.          The highly detailed bogie is prototypical in operation, the compensation               beams controlling the wheel movement.  It can only pivot around the                   fixing point and move sideways through an arc.  There is no vertical                     movement of the bogie frames. Vertical wheel movement is restricted to               0.3mm.

3.          The driving wheels are compensated in two, two pair units, the leading                 compensation unit incorporating the 54:1,  2-stage reduction gearbox                   and motor mount.

4.          The brake gear is prototypical in appearance and operation and can be               removed to allow wheel fitting.

5.          The coupling rods are fold up construction with parts are tabbed                           together. They are realistic in appearance and prototypical in operation.

6.          Assembly instructions and 5-pages of 3-D CAD diagrams record in                       every detail how we built the loco chassis.


                                          Loco Superstructure.


7.          The body is etched from in 0.38mm nickel silver sheet.

8.          We have provided two pre-rolled boilers, one diagram 61, (early) and                   the other a diagram 63 boiler for later LNER/BR models. Each boiler                   has its own smoke box wrapper.  We believe that 69916 carried a                         diagram 61 boiler through to withdrawal in 1958.

9.          There are two preformed cab roofs included, one with the long rain                       strip and the other with the short rain strip.

10.        The cab interior is fully detailed

11.        We have included a separate bunker back that appeared to be fitted                     only to 69914.

12.       The side tanks are box construction and add considerable strength to                   the assembly.

13.       The lost wax brass fittings include a "Ramsbottom"safety valve trumpet                and lever, Ross "Pop" safety valves, a selection of 5- whistles, cab                      handbrake lever, boiler back-head fittings and tank filler locking handles.

14.       White metal fittings include, cast smoke box, chimney, NER dome,                      LNER dome, early Ø3'-9" smoke-box door, later Ø4'-9"  smoke box door,              boiler back-head and smoke box mounted blower valve.

15.       We supply the kit with Gibson sprung buffers, either LNER GS or NER                tapered. 

            Please specify your preference when ordering.

16.       Assembly instructions and 6-pages of 3-D CAD diagrams record in                      every detail how we built the superstructure.

17.       The kit needs a motor wheels paint and transfers to complete.

18.       Please make cheques payable to "52F Models".

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