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North British Class D30 and Reid 4235g Tender.

Now Available in EM/P4 gauges.

Price is £170.00 plus postage, a modified wheel set is an additional £45.70 and Coreless motors are available for an additional £27.50.  Wheels and motor are post free if ordered with the Loco Kit.

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.


NBR Class "J" designed by W.P. Reid "Scott" Loco and Reid 4,235g tender kit. Under LNER ownership the Class was reclassified as D30 parts 1 and 2


The first two engines of what was later to become class D30 under the LNER, entered traffic in 1912.  These were later classified as class D30/1 because they were fitted with 8" diameter piston valves.  Between April and October 1914, fifteen more engines were turned out from Cowlairs works and these had 10" diameter piston valves and would be classified as D30/2.   A further five engines were built in the summer of 1915 and in 1920. After grouping the final five engines of the class were built.


W.P. Reid introduced his 4,235g tender in 1909 for use with his class D29 "Scott" engines and these tenders were also used on the class D30.  The Reid 4,235g tender will be the tender that is supplied with the kit.  Depending upon what period the customer is modelling, we may be offering a choice of NBR springs and axle boxes and the later LNER spring and axlebox.  These will be 3Dprinted items and the type of spring and axlebox must be specified on ordering.


Please note that there are significant differences between the class D29 and the class D30.  To do the Class D29 "Scott" justice would require a complete new loco kit.  If there's enough interest in the D29 to make the project commercially viable then please express your interest in either the D29 or the D30 from the "Contact Us" button on this page and we will make a note of your interest.  Due to the difference in boiler pitch, we may produce the D32 & D33 if we produce a D29.  There are quite a lot of similarities with the dimensions of these engines.

Loco chassis specification.

1,    Fold up, fully compensated, articulated  load bearing chassis made from           0.38mm nickel silver.

2,    Features fold in Horn cheeks and custom horn blocks

3,    Custom gearbox, 46:1 reduction.

4,    Prototypical, double frames for the bogie.  With the whole front of the frames being articulated and compensated, it allows the unit to be load bearing and prevents the nose heavy tendency of the 4-4-0 wheel arrangement.

5,   Provision has been made to provide the early clasp brakes as well as the later LNER brakes.

6,   We realise that current collection is a matter of personal preference but we have made provision for the use of Gibson Plunger Pickups for current collection.  These are not included in the kit.

7,   Positive tab and slot location for all parts.

Loco body features.

1,   All structural parts are made from 0.38mm nickel silver.

2,   The boiler, the smoke box, the cab roof and the boiler soldering clamp are all preformed parts.

3,   The problem with keeping the footplate valence straight sand square has been solved by an ingenious method ot locating these parts prior to soldering.

4,   The cab is very well detailed and features sliding side windows.

5,   Comprehensive range of white metal and lost wax castings.

6,   Provision has been made for Westinghouse and Steam braked models and the early ones that were dual fitted.

7,   NBR sprung buffers.

8,   Positive tab and slot location for all parts.

Reid 4,235g Tender.

1,   All parts up to and including the footplate are nickel silver etchings.  This gives weight and strength to the assembly.

2,    Tender tank is a 3D printed item.

3,   The tender base is a 3D printed part allowing a speaker to be fitted inside the tank.

4,  The side frames are 3D printed RH & LH overlays that are glued to the Nickel silver side frames

©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.  This is the D30 boiler completed with boiler bands.  The boiler will be supplied pre-rolled with the firebox cheeks pre-formed.

©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.  This is the assembled smokebox ready to be fitted to the boiler.

©Peter Stanger 2015, all rights reserved.

This is a photo of the assembled body made from prototype etches.  Most noticeable is the detail under the boiler including the piston valve rods and linkage, the motion bracket and the reach rod balance weights.


The kit will be etched completely in nickel silver for ease of soldering.  All parts such as coupling rod splashers will be located on the footplate by slots and tabs for an accurate model and your ease of assembly.  All the parts that were clearly visible in photographs will be modelled.


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