Information & Sample Instruction Sheets
LNER Class J39/1, 0-6-0 Goods Engine

  This class of locomotive was one of the first group standard designs. 289 were built between 1926 and 1941. The J39 was primarily a goods engine but appearances on passenger trains became increasingly frequent in the thirties. The class was divided into three parts according to the type of tender. Part 1 comprised of engines with 3,500-gallon capacity. They were found throughout the LNER system and remained wide spread under BR ownership. The class lasted until 1962.

  The bodywork of locomotive and tender are brass and nickel silver. The chassis is all nickel silver. Slidebars and valve gear are represented between the frames. The cab details and instructions are both good. This has proved to be a popular kit and I have seen more built examples of this kit than any other in the range. A number of favourable comments have been made about the kit in the model press.

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Prototype Information
Kit Reference Code
CL - J39
Kit no longer in production
Withdrawn September 2023
Resting for a few years

Kit Price £---.--
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 -
3 Sets 5'2", 16 spoke driving wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7862W),
3 Sets 3'9", disc tender wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number B7845),
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).
More Information About Pickup Systems
Kit no longer in production
Withdrawn September 2023
Resting for a few years

Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £--- + Motor/Gears - £-- + Slaters Wheels - £--- = £---
- Download LNER J39 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.
Download J39 Assembly Instruction Booklet
  The booklet is designed to print as two A5 pages printed on each side of an A4 sheet of paper (set printer for landscape). Staple the A4 sheets in the centre and fold to form an A5 booklet.
  Print each A4 page individually (set your printer for current page only). Then print the first pdf page containing booklet pages 0 (front cover) & 27 on an A4 sheet of paper. Turn the printed paper over and print the second pdf page containing booklet pages 1 & 26 on the other side. Then on another sheet of paper print the third pdf page containing booklet pages 2 & 25 and so on until you reach the booklet centre pages 13 & 14.