7 1/4″ BR Adams Radial Tank
A very smart 7 1/4″ gauge model of the elegant ex.LSWR Adams ‘Radial Tank’ locomotive looking gorgeous in British Railways lined out livery. Here is a tank engine that is large enough for club running but compact enough to transport in a hatchback or SUV. The condition of the model is practically ex-works having only 20 hours of steaming clocked up since completion in 2018.
The detail additions, paintwork and lining are all of high quality, being completed by a professional model engineer. Included in the sale is a commercially build water carrying riding truck that is fitted with a padded seat and separate handbrake/
The copper boiler, professionally made by Steam Technology, comes supplied with test paperwork and current certifications.
An easy-to-drop Rosebud fire grate, machined from a solid piece of Stainless Steel.
Twin mechanical oil pumps: One feeding the cylinders and valves; the other feeding oil to the slide bars.
Electric water feed pump mounted in the rear bunker/tank space.
Twin injectors fed from the riding truck.
Well thought out Magnetic splasher fixings that allow easy access to the valve gear for lubrication or maintenance.
TIG Welded Copper Boiler
Loco Weight approx. 180kg
Loco Length approx. 57inches
The LSWR 415 class is a steam tank locomotive of 4-4-2T wheel arrangement, with the trailing wheels forming the basis of its “Radial Tank” moniker. It was designed by William Adams and introduced in 1882 for service on the London and South Western Railway (LSWR). Originally rostered for suburban traffic, the class was soon displaced to the countryside by Dugald Drummond‘s M7 class. Most of the class was scrapped around the end of the First World War, and further decreases meant that all of them were due to be withdrawn by 1929. However, the class was noted for its long service on the Lyme Regis branch line, and three members of this long obsolete class were utilised on this duty until 1962, when suitable replacements became available. One has survived and can be found on the Bluebell Railway.