The subjects of this kit are the 113 Adams 3300 gallon tenders.
For a detailed history of this numerous class we suggest you refer to the following definitive books by the late D.L.Bradley:
The Locomotives of the LSWR, Part II published by the RCTS.
LSWR Locomotives - The Drummond Classes published by Wild Swan.
Other valuable sources of information and photographs are:
A Pictorial Record of Southern Locomotives - J.H.Russell - OPC
Locomotives Illustrated No. 111 - The British 0-4-2 - RAS Publishing
Locomotives Illustrated No. 124 - Adams LSWR 4-4-0s - RAS Publishing
Southern Steam Locomotive Survey - The Adams Classes - Bradford Barton
The LSWR at Nine Elms: Vol. 1. - Barry Curl - KRB Publications
Footplate height. The footplate height varied according to the height of the locomotive footplate.
Front handrail stanchions. Similarly the front handrail stanchions matched the height of the locomotive cab stanchions.
Rivets. Over the years some of the flush rivets originally used on the frames were replaced with snap headed rivets.
Rear steps. The steps at the rear were removed from circa 1905.
Lamp brackets. The tenders were built with Adams socket style brackets. Drummond added extra socket brackets to his design. The SR standardised on a design with the socket in the lamp. Many tenders had the Adams and Drummond brackets adapted to accept the standard lamps but some of the later survivors were fitted with new brackets of standard design.
Toolboxes. When built some tenders carried a large wooden toolbox. These appear to have been removed by circa 1900.
Steam heating pipes. These were added from about 1902.
Safety chains. When built the engines were fitted with safety chains. These were gradually removed during Drummond's time.
Couplings. Most of the tenders appear in their early years to be running with a single long coupling link, although some carry two further links. Later the tenders were equipped with screw couplings together with a hook to carry the coupling when it was not required.
Coal Rails. Three coal rails were fitted from circa 1900.
Fire iron brackets. These were added from circa 1900.
Wheels. 3’9” Diameter, 10 spokes, 5/32” axle (Slaters 7845SWMF).
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.