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Oxford Rail OO BR 30583 Adams 4-4-2T Radial Tank Black Late Crest OR76AR001


Oxford Rail OO BR 30583 Adams 4-4-2T Radial Tank Black Late Crest OR76AR001
Oxford Rail OR76AR001 OO Gauge LSWR Class 415 Adams Radial 4-4-2T BR 30583 Late Crest

A new and highly detailed model of the LSWR 415 class 'Adams Radial' 4-4-2 tank engines.
These classic British locomotives were built from 1882 for suburban services along the LSWR lines from London. Displaced by larger locomotives the radials found new homes on country branchlines, the last three locomotives were still working the Lyme Regis branch until 1962.

Performance of this model is excellent with the gearing set to give steady running at low speeds and a moderate top speed. The radial is capable of smooth starts and stops, ideal for sedate branchline services, and the locomotive is able to handle a realistic short country branchline train.
Model finished as British Railways number 30583 in the later livery with lion holding wheel crest.

Built for the LSWR as class 415 these engines represented an enlargement of earlier locomotives designed for the LSWRs rapidly growing London suburban and outer suburban traffic. The well-balanced design is considered a classic of British locomotive engineering, featuring 4 driving wheels with a 4-wheel leading bogie to guide the locomotive into curves at speed and a more rigid radial trailing axle allowing a large bunker to be accomodated. The first of 71 locomotives entered service in 1882, but the ever growing train weights saw them replaced with the still larger M7 0-4-4 tanks (modelled by Hornby) from 1897. Like their predecessors the 415 class Radials migrated to lighter duties on country branches and during WW1 some surplus engines were loaned or sold on, the military authorities sending them to depots, supply dumps and deploying them to other railways short of locomotives, including the Highland Railway in Scotland!
The last 'radials' were still active until 1962, working the Lyme Regis branch, where the fleet included LSWR number 488, BR 30583, which had been sold to the Army and purchased back by the Southern from the East Kent Railway in 1946 to supplement the fleet.
Still carrying an original pattern boiler 488/30583 was purchased for preservation on the Bluebell Railway.

Model Specifications

  • 5 Pole skew wound motor
  • DCC Ready - 8 Pin decoder required for DCC operation
  • Geared for slow running and prototypical operation
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Detailed Cab Interior
  • Weighted Chassis for extra pulling power
  • All over spray painted finish with precision printing
  • NEM couplings pockets
  • Pickups on all the wheels
  • 1:76 Scale

    Oxford advise that they already have a detailed plan in place for future models and releases.

  • Oxford Rail OO BR 30583 Adams 4-4-2T Radial Tank Black Late Crest OR76AR001
    Stock:
    Website: 9+
    Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1 (explain)
    (Prod Ref #26859)

    MRP: £99.95
    Antics Price: £88.00



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