Nigel's 7mm GWR 4-6-0s Cab of KGVI

4972 St Brides Hall
Hall class No.4972 St Brides Hall - my first 4-6-0, which I built from a Gateneal kit.

King George V
King class No6000 King George V - my second 4-6-0, an  Oakville kit which I extensively modified.
My model of KGV is finished in the 1935 centenary celebration condition.


My demands for better accuracy in my models led to the selling of the 4972 & 6000 in order to finance my construction of...

No. 6028

No. 6028

King class No.6028 King George VI - built from a Mitchell Design kit.
Principle additional features of my model are:
  • sprung suspension on the leading and middle axles
  • working inside motion & valve i/s to o/s rocker arms

 

No. 6028

I've tried several different motor and gearbox combinations in KGVI. Currently it's fitted with a JH motor and a rather low ratio single stage gearbox which gives a scale top speed well in excess of 100mph when pulling 6 bogie coaches! The finish I've given KGVI is that typical of the class in the late 30's. 

No. 5000  

Castle class No.5000 Launceston Castle - built from a Mitchell Design kit.

No. 5000

This model also features working inside motion & i/s to o/s valve rocker arms.
A standard 3-point compensation is employed with the driven rear axle rigid. It's powered by an original Portescap motor and low ratio gearbox combination which gives it a top speed in the high 80's when pulling 6 bogie coaches. This motor & gearbox has previously powered 4972 and 6000, which together have run some 10 real miles. I've lost track of 5000's mileage, but it must be approaching a similar amount.

No. 4964

 

Hall class No.4964 Rodwell Hall - built from a Springside kit.

No. 4964

A compensation system has been fitted to this model utilising a single point mounted floating sub-chassis for the leading and middle axles. A latter day Portescap motor and low ratio gearbox drives the rigidly mounted trailing axle, which gives the model considerable pulling power and scale top speed in the high 70s.

No. 6800

 

Grange class No.6800 Arlington Grange - built from a Mitchell Design kit.

No. 6800

This model features standard  3 point compensation: floating leading and middle axles with a rigid trailing axle. It's powered by a latter day Portescap motor and low ratio gearbox. I chose this combination for its low speed performance and pulling power. Its scale top speed is about 70mph, however the double-heading combination of 6800 and 4964 works well.

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