TK11: LMS Coronation 6253-5 Part-welded Tender Kit

£33.00 (Price excluding VAT £27.50)

Etched brass frets with cast brass, nickel silver and whitemetal detailing parts. Wheels (4’3″ bevel rim 12 spoke, e.g. 4851ST or WH35) and rear coupling are not included.

Manufacturer: Comet Models
Railway Company: BR, LMS
Scale: 4mm - 00, EM, P4 etc.

Description

Earlier members of the class ran with the destreamlined tender (TK9) or the non-streamlined tender (TK10). These three tenders were built contemporaneously with the 9 ton type provided for the Class 5 (TK3) and showed the same modifications. The main difference was the provision of a welded water tank so that there was no visible joint between the tank top and the tender sides and rear. However, the position of the internal baffles and ribs in the coal space was evidenced by lines of rivets which marked them out from the fully welded and hence smooth sided earlier style. Though new construction and never streamlined, for some reason the side profile of these three had a high cut out at the front, so giving them a superficial similarity to the destreamlined pattern. The rear, however, had conventional steps with a side handrail, ascending steps on the frames and a single water filler. Like all except the five provided originally for 6230-4 there were no tubular air vents. These were fabricated and concealed within the structure.

The tender underframe had standard axleboxes but with the Ivatt modified short spring shackles and bracket. Water sieve boxes were fitted from inception.

Sold as one each of the TB11, TF2 and TC3 packs, at a discounted price.