5" LMS 4F

Here we have a 5″ gauge LMS 4F 0-6-0.  This is a more or less new loco, purchased from Maxitrak only last year, but only steamed on a handful of occasions.  There have been a couple of very minor modifications, including the fitting of a decent water valve tap to the tender for the injector, but essentially this is a standard, 'nearly' new Maxitrak 4F, and as such represents a decent saving over the new model.  The valve gear is quite robustly made, and although the mechanical side of these models is, for want of another word 'plain', they do seem to steam very freely and indeed perform acceptably well.  It'll never win any prizes for finesse or machining tolerances, but that accepted, it will run happily all day, and do pretty much all that you might hope your 5" 0-6-0 to do.  A 4F is not a commonly modeled loco in 5" and Accucraft/Maxitrak have, we think, produced a pretty good likeness here.

Water is fed by an injector, an axle pump with a footplate mounted bypass valve and of course a hand pump in the tender.  Lubrication is of the simple displacement type, which although a little on the basic side, seems to do the job.  The boiler is a professionally made silver soldered copper one and comes with Southern fed test certificates so she’s fully sorted and ready to play!

As with most of our models, what you see isn't necessarily what you get!  We often photograph models pretty much as they come in to us, and then when someone phones to say they are interested we pull the model into our workshops and make sure everything is tested, sorted and ready to go.  So if you see the odd model photograph with a fitting missing or a return crank in the wrong place, that's just how it came in and certainly not how it will leave.

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