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LNER Class F7, 'Crystal Palace'
Branch Line Passenger Tank

  PROTOTYPE. This class of 12 locos built by the Great Eastern Railway from 1909 were designed by S.D. Holden for working branch line light passenger services. They were the first GER tank engines to feature the more modern 'Second Generation Design' details most noticeably the large side windowed cabs. They were quickly dubbed 'Crystal Palace Tanks' or 'Tomato Houses' when three migrated to Scotland.

  They also found a niche when the GER began push-pull or 'motor' train operation with these engines. Five of the class were fitted with compressed air-operated control system.

  KIT. The main body components are etched in brass. All of the chassis and some of the body components are in nickel silver. Provision is made for sprung radial trucks. The cab interior is well detailed and alternative components are provided to cover significant changes to class members until last withdrawal in 1948. The instructions are very comprehensive.

Kit Reference Code
CL - F7

Kit Price £280.00
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 4'10", 15 spoke driving wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7858GE),
2 Sets 3'6", 10 spoke bogie wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7842),
Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.
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- 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 - £280 + Motor/Gears - £45 + Slaters Wheels - £96 = £421.00
Download F7 Chassis Assembly and
cast and etched parts identification Instruction Booklet