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LNER Class F3
Fast Passenger Tank

  PROTOTYPE. This class of 50 locos built by the GER between 1893 & 1902 were a significant example of James Holden's belief in standardisation of designs based around the same boiler. The F3 was virtually a tank engine equivalent of the E4 class 2-4-0 tender loco and was intended principally for use on longer distance fast stopping trains.

  Originally used for working services out of London Liverpool Street. After 1913 most were transferred out of the capital to haul rural East Anglia trains. Withdrawals started in 1936, 37 of the original 50 locos survived into 1945, three continued into BR ownership and the last F3 was withdrawn in 1953.

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Prototype Information

  KIT. The body & chassis components are a mixture of brass & heavier nickel silver. Alternative fittings and cab roofs are provided. The inside frames are arranged with pivoting bogie trucks to help this long loco around curves.
Kit Reference Code
CL - F3
Kit Price £310.00
Print Off Order Form pdf file
- Additional Components Required to Complete -
- Motor and Gear Set -
I recommend my own 1833 motor and 40/1 gear set.
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- Wheels -
2 Sets 5'7", 16 spoke driving wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7867E),
2 Sets 4'0", 10 spoke bogie wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7848GE),
Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.
More Information About Wheels
- Optional Plunger Electrical Pickups -
If these are desired as an alternative to the wire wiper pickups that are included in the kit. I would recommend the type produced by Slater's and provision is made in the kit chassis for fitting these (Slater's Cat No 7157).
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Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £310 + Motor/Gears - £45 + Slaters Wheels - £96 = £451

- Download F3 Locomotive Instructions as PDF Print Off -
  Downloading the instruction booklet will allow you to evaluate the kit and its construction and help you to determine its suitability for yourself and your project.