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Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T
Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T
Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T
Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T
Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T
Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T

Accucraft UK 1:32 Scale L&SWR 415 Class, Live Steam Adams Radial Tank 4-4-2T

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About the Product

William Adams’ 415 (later 0415) Class was based on his earlier LSWR 46 Class, with London suburban services in mind. The design was based on a 4-4-0 design with a trailing radial axle added to support an enlarged coal bunker.  The radial axlebox worked in a corresponding curved hornblock the centre of which was struck near the middle of the chassis. Many tank engines so fitted earned the soubriquet ‘Radial Tanks’, or simply ‘Radials’ and the 415 Class was no exception. The enlarged coal bunker was also designed to incorporate a back tank for extra water storage in addition to the capacity of the side tanks.  Coupled to a short wheelbase and guiding bogie, the locomotive was relatively manoeuvrable on tight curves, a feature that was to ensure the survival of some of the class later on.

The model is 1:32 scale for 45mm gauge track, gas-fired with a single flue boiler. The chassis is constructed from stainless steel, the wheels are un-insulated, the boiler is copper. The East Kent Railway version is only available from Kent Garden Railways. This Accucraft model benefits from input from Japan, bringing improved build quality and finish as well as giving us the option to offer the model in kit form, a first for Accucraft UK!  Matching coaches can be found here.

We’d like to thank David Fletcher for the marvellous drawings he has produced of this elegant locomotive.

You can download the instructions here.  You can download the kit building instructions for the Adams boiler version here and the Drummond boiler version here.

Specification:

  • Scale: 1:32
  • Gauge: 45mm
  • Length over buffers: 360mm (14½ inches)
  • Width: 90mm (3½ inches)
  • Height: 119mm (4¾ inches)
  • Min Radius: 1.8m (5′6″)
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Valve Gear: Piston valves, two cylinders
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve(s), pressure gauge, water gauge.
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator
  • Construction:  Copper boiler, Brass boiler jacket, Brass cab, Etched brass bodywork, Steel drivers

Liveries available subject to production batch:

S32-15A – L&SWR Adams green, fully lined, No. 488
S32-15B – L&SWR Drummond green, fully lined (Adams boiler), No. 488
S32-15C – SR lined Maunsell green, No. 0846
S32-15D – SR plain black, ‘sunshine’ lettering, No. 3488
S32-15E – EKR lined Ashford green (exclusively available from KGR), No. 5
S32-15F – BR black, early emblem, No. 30583
S32-15G – BR black, late crest, No. 30583
S32-15H – L&SWR Drummond green, fully lined (Drummond boiler), No. 486