BLACK FIVE - a 2½" gauge Locomotive
by Martin Evans
The constructional series for the LMSR 4-6-0 was published in The Model Engineer in 1984-5 proved a resounding success and many sets of castings were sold.
Frames 1913/16" overall
Coupled Wheels 31/8" diameter
Cylinders ¾" bore x 11/8" stroke
Slide or piston valves operated by outside Walschaerts gear
Boiler barrel 2¾" o.d. tapered, Belpaire type
Tender, 6 wheeled, high sided 4000 gallon type
sheet 1 : General Arrangement, Mainframes, Axleboxes, Driving wheels.
sheet 2 : Slide Valve Cylinders, coupling and connecting rods, crosshead and motion plates
sheet 3 : Piston Valve Cylinders, slide and piston valve gear general arrangements
sheet 4 : Valve gear details, cab reverser details, bogie general arrangements and details
sheet 5 : Boiler and smokebox general arrangements, boiler details
sheet 6 : Simplified boiler general arrangement
sheet 7 : Chimney, Safety Valves, Regulator, Running Boards and cab Structure
sheet 8 : Buffers, coupling, turret and whistle vale, canb and tender
sheet 9 : Tender frames,axles, wheels, buffers, buffer beams.
Complete Drawing set (LO967) available from Nexus Plans Service,
Nexus House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Herts. HP2 7ST -
price £39.00 plus postage.
Coupled & Driving Wheels
Slide valve and piston valve cylinder sets
Eccentric straps, pump bodies, etc.
Note : castings are all available from the Association.
Construction Articles Reprint
A complete set of the articles that appeared in The Model Engineer
(4th May 1984 through to 3rd May 1985) is available to members
from the Association, priced £7.50 including postage.
A boiler kit is available from
Blackgates Engineering, 207/209 Wakefield Road, Drighlington,
BRADFORD, West Yorkshire BD11 1EB.
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