The 38 members of the 'Princess Coronation' class, to give the 'Duchesses' their correct name, were all coupled to 10 ton, 4000 gallon tenders fitted with steam coal pushers. The subjects of this kit are the two types of all welded tenders fitted to the first 33 locomotives. The two types were classified as follows:
Type 'A' - Streamlined style - Locomotives 6220-9 and 6235-52.
- Twin water fillers - Four vents inside coal space
- No rear steps
- Rear ladder
- Side sheets at rear extend beyond rear plate and have beading down their rear edge
- Side sheets at front have high cut-out.
Type 'B' - Non-streamlined style - Locomotives 6230-4.
- Single water filler
- Front vents inside coal space
- Tall rear vents on tank top
- Rear steps with handrails on side sheet above
- Six steps on rear plate
- Side sheets at rear flush with rear plate and are not beaded down rear edge - Side sheets at front have lower cut-out.
The kit produces the Type 'A' tenders in the form they took when the streamlined locomotives were de-streamlined between 4/1946 and 5/1949.
Sources of information for these tenders:
The LMS PacifIcs by J.W.P.Rowledge - David & Charles is essential reading.
Locomotives Illustrated 91 - September-October 1993 - RAS Publishing.
The Power of the Duchesses - David Jenkinson - Oxford Publishing Co.
Profile of the Duchesses - David Jenkinson - Oxford Publishing Co.
Stanier Locomotive Classes - A.J.Powell - Ian Allan Ltd.
Loco Profile 37 - J.W.P.Rowledge - Profile Publications Ltd.
The Definitive 'Duchess' - Russell Carter & David Jenkinson.
Modellers' Backtrack - Volume 3 Numbers 4 & 5, Atlantic Transport Publishers
In the early 1950's external sieve boxes for the injector feeds were fitted. Some tenders were fitted with two small lubricators over the centre axleboxes.
Wheels. Stanier pattern wheels 4' 3", 12 spoke, 5/32” axle (Slater’s 7851STMF)
To obtain a pdf copy of the instructions please click on the links below; the pdf will open in a new window. Unfortunately the A4 and A3 pages have to be in different files.