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3 1/2 inch Southern Schools 4-4-0 - stock code 9495

A 3 1/2 inch gauge Southern Schools 4-4-0 to LBSC's "Roedean" design, with the three cylinder piston valve chassis at an advanced stage.

Grubby from years of storage, underneath it's been built to a good standard. Complete with:

  • profiled cab platework, running boards and valances in brass
  • unmachined gunmetal castings for smokebox door and front ring, dome, petticoat pipe, chimney and tender hand pump, axleboxes, horns and dummy leaf springs
  • unmachined cast iron tender wheels
  • folder containing copies of original construction articles from "Mechanics" magazine 1948/9
  • set of drawings

Parts, boiler kit and castings are still available from Reeves for this design, Model Engineers Laser stock a comprehensive range of profiled parts, including tender frames, tank parts and soleplate.

We sold a nicely made one back in 2013, there are pictures in the archive here.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 25
width/inches 7
height/inches 5 1/2
wheel material cast iron
cylinder material 3 x gunmetal
valve type piston
valve gear Walschaerts