Information & Sample Instruction Sheets
LNER Class J83, 0-6-0 Tank Loco
  PROTOTYPE. This class of 40 locomotives were designed by Holmes and built for the North British Railway in 1900. The locomotives had a number of minor alterations over the years and parts are included in the kit to cover these. The last member of the class was withdrawn in 1962

  These locomotives were employed on a wide variety of duties ranging from shunting and short distance goods trips to branchline passenger and station pilot work. A number of the class worked Edinburgh Waverley station as pilot engines and were turned out in smart lined green livery.

  KIT. The body is mainly brass with a nickel silver chassis. A nice level of detail including cab interior is provided. The instructions are very comprehensive and consist of the original Majestic exploded drawings complemented by a written text describing step by step how I built a sample of the kit.

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Prototype Information
Kit Reference Code
CK - J83
Kit Price £210.00
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.
More Information About Motors
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Customers Models
- Wheels -
3 Sets 4'6", 14 spoke driving wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7854LB),
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).
More Information About Pickup Systems
Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £210 + Motor/Gears - £45 + Slaters Wheels - £84 = £339.00
- Download J83 Locomotive Instructions as PDF Print Off -
  Downloading the instruction booklets will allow you to evaluate the kit and its construction and help you to determine its suitability for yourself and your project.
The instructions are split into three booklets, Main instruction booklet, Supplementary instruction booklet, Colour photos sheet.