Finescale kit from Brassmasters

Brassmasters latest EasiChas 4mm finescale chassis and detailing kit is for the Bachmann LNWR/LMS G2 0-8-0.

The EasiChas allows simple conversion to EM or P4 gauge, producing a fully sprung locomotive and tender and costs £60 (ref B241).

This includes coupling rods (jointed version) brake hangers, brake blocks and pull rods (single and double cylinder versions).

Loco and tender.

Included in the kit is the detailing etch, which is also available separately for those detailing a OO model, price £15 (ref B242).

This provides replacement bufferbeams (original and strengthened), reach rod (both original indirect and later direct valve gear), locomotive guard irons, drain cock and sander operating linkages and cab floor.

For the tender, there is replacement brake gear, guard irons and coal rails, frames, drag and buffer beams.

A set of white metal castings for the tender springs and axleboxes is available for £8.50 (ref B245)

The Bachmann model, which represents the locomotives in late LMS or BR condition, can be modified to early LMS condition with an LNWR chimney to replace the Stanier type (price £4, ref A251) and the early three-piece coupling rods that were made up of three separate rods on each side (the centre rod overlaps the two outer ones) which costs £6 (ref C105).

Generally, the three-part rods lasted up to the Second World War.

An alternative set of tender frames is also available to produce the Whale type frames with a D-shaped opening used on the earlier version (BC3) of the Bowen Cooke tender (price £7.50 ref B244). All prices exclude P&P.

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