LSWR/SR/BR Adams' Radial Tank 4-4-2

Model of Adam's Radial LSWR No.525 -
Dubs built Original condition - December 1885

Fitted with Adams' chimney, single slidebars, large dome, long tanks, wooden cab roof, no coal rails.

7mm scale model as-built 'from the box' with 
Slater's wheels. Dubs worksplates by CPL products.

Built, painted and lined by Chris Wesson

Photos courtesy Railway Modeller

 

Model of Adam's Radial LSWR No.420 - 
Beyer Peacock built - 1906 condition.

Fitted with Adams' chimney, single slidebars, 
smaller dome, short tanks, wooden cab roof.

7mm scale model as-built 'from the box' 
with AGH wheels. 

Beyer Peacock plates by CPL products.

Built, painted and lined by Chris Wesson



Model of Adam's Radial BR No 30584 - Dubs built loco of 1885 ex-LSWR No. 520.
Early BR condition - 19 August 1948

Fitted with Drummond chimney, double slidebars, large dome, long tanks, steel cab roof, sheeted coal rails and partially riveted smokebox.

7mm scale model as-built 'from the box' with Slater's wheels. Dubs worksplates and SR-type couplings from CPL products.

Built, painted and hand lettered by Chris Wesson

Photos courtesy Railway Modeller

 

Ex-LSWR Neilson-built Adams' Radial locomotive 
no. 30583 portrayed as running on the Lyme Regis branch in 1955.

Built and painted  by Chris Wesson.  Weathered by Martin Welch.

Ex-LSWR Stephenson-built Adams' Radial locomotive no. 3125. 1930s condition

Built by John Petcher

Photo courtesy Barry Norman

This new kit features many alternative parts to enable locos from all four builders (Beyer Peacock, Stephenson, Dubs and Neilson) to be built from their original Victorian elegance through to their memorable BR days on the Lyme Regis branch.

Included are:

Two Chimneys, Two Domes and Two Smokebox Doors
Single or Double Slidebars
Short or Long Tanks. Wooden or Metal Cab Roof.
Working Rear Radial Truck with facility for the different diameter wheels.

The kit is highly detailed in etched brass and nickel silver, with over 60 detailed castings in brass and nickel silver and 11 in whitemetal. The chassis (which can be built rigid) features beam compensation for which hornblocks are an optional extra.

A kit to construct fully working inside valve gear is also available as an optional extra. This includes brass castings for the valve rods and turned brass eccentrics.

Photos taken during Construction

Beyer Peacock loco - note rivet detail, 
Adams' 'stovepipe' chimney, short tanks,
single slidebar, safety chains
Close-up of 30584 showing double slidebars Body under construction showing jig upon which body is built.

Underside of loco under construction -
note inside working valve gear and '
proper' radial truck