B4 Ready to Run Locomotive

 

In 1890 Adams ordered 20 powerful four- coupled tank engines from Nine Elms Works, the design being preferred to six-coupled because of the many poorly laid out goods yards and the sharply curved Cattewater and Sutton Harbour lines at Plymouth. When the South Western gained control of Southampton docks in 1892 Adams transferred two engines there which had their cab front and back sheets cut away to aid visibility and were named JERSEY and GUERNSEY.

Over the next few years twelve more were transferred to the docks, including two of the five built by Drummond. All 25 engines were taken into B.R. stock in January 1948; however, fourteen were withdrawn over the next year, leaving just eleven survivors, distributed to Eastleigh, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Ashford. The last two representatives stationed at Winchester were withdrawn in October 1963, a month short of their seventieth birthday. Happily, both have been preserved.

LSWR / BR B4

A 5 pole motor allied to a flywheel and a DCC interface makes this DCC compatible locomotive a ‘must have’ for those starting out in O gauge or simply like little shunting locomotives. The Class B4 also features sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain, internally painted cab detail.

Features of the B4 will include
• Slide in PCB – With space for 2 x sugar cube speakers and a 21 pin decoder socket
•Removable cab roof held in place with magnets to allow easy crew insertion
•Highly detailed cab interior with fire box glow
•Highly detailed body with many separately added parts
•Five pole skew wound motor driving the rear wheels
•Fully compensated die-cast chassis to give excellent running capabilities
•All wheel pick up
•Most derivatives covered, the tooling will allow for four cab types, two different boilers, two forms of chimney as well as other prototypical features catered for such as water injectors and buffers
•DCC Ready & DCC Fitted Models available

As a breakdown of the costs for our overseas customers the cost of the Class B4 (basic version excluding DCC ) is as follows::

Overseas:

1 x Class B4 £195.50
Less VAT @ 20% £32.58
Sub Total £162.92
Air Mail £26.50
Grand Total £189.42

 

NEW LSWR / BR B4 LIVERIES :

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-018-001
LSWR B4 0-4-0T NORMANDY - AS PRESERVED

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-001D
LSWR B4 0-4-0T NORMANDY - AS PRESERVED DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00
7S-018-002
LSWR B4 0-4-0T CAEN BROWN 90

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-002D
LSWR B4 0-4-0T CAEN BROWN 90 DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00
7S-018-003
B4 0-4-0T SOUTHERN BLACK 88

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-003D
B4 0-4-0T SOUTHERN BLACK 88 DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00
7S-018-004
B4 0-4-0T BR EARLY CREST 30084

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-004D
B4 0-4-0T BR EARLY CREST 30084 DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00
7S-018-005
B4 0-4-0T BR LATE CREST 30096

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-005D
B4 0-4-0T BR LATE CREST 30096 DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00
7S-018-006
LSWR B4 0-4-0T Lined Green 91

£230.00

£195.50
7S-018-006D
LSWR B4 0-4-0T Lined Green 91 DCC Fitted
£260.00
£221.00

 

We also offer a weathering service on any of the the above locos at an addtional £25.00 per loco with the customer's choice of weathering from light all of weathering, light body with medium chassis and roof weathering through medium and even heavy weathering. As and when we get images of test samples I will update the website with them.

WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR "COMPETITORS" ARE UNDER CUTTING OUR PRICE BY A MATTER OF PENCE. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY OF THEM ARE CHARGING POSTAGE COSTS FROM £4.00 TO £6.50 AND NEITHER WILL WE INCREASE THE PRICE DAYS BEFORE LAUNCH BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT. WE WILL ONLY INCREASE THE PRICE BASED ON AN INCREASE FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

WE ARE SUPPLYING ALL ORDERS OVER £150.00 POST FREE TO UK MAINLAND ADDRESSES.

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