USED Lima 0-6-0T LNER J50 Class Tank Engine Product No.205101

USED Lima 0-6-0T LNER J50 Class Tank Engine  Product No.205101
USED Lima 0-6-0T LNER J50 Class Tank Engine  Product No.205101
Brand: Lima. Scale: OO. Gauge: OO/HO
Product Code: 205101
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Price: AU$89.99
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LNER J50 Class 0-6-0T tank Engine
Running Number 8920
Lima Product No. 205101

In its Original Box - which is in Excellent Condition (see the box in the photo).
This Locomotive is in Excellent Running and Cosmetic Condition. It appears to have had very little - if any - use and is Near Mint Condition.

When Sir Nigel Gresley identified that the GNR needed locomotives to work the short-haul coal traffic in the West Riding of Yorkshire, he designed a new class of 0-6-0 Tank Engine which had  side tanks instead of saddle tanks. He wanted to ensure the locos were also suitable for shunting. The long side tanks werew also intended to increase the loco's adhesive weight, which was particularly useful on steeply graded lines. The side tanks were sloped forward to avoid obstructing the driver's view - hence the unique shape of these locos. Apertures were also provided to enable easy access to the loco's gears and driving wheels. The long side-tanks would inspire the nickname "Submarine".  Gresley had 40 spare boilers from the re-building of the GNR Class L1 locos and used these in the construction of the new side tank locos between 1913 and 1922. The GNR classified all these locos as the J23 Class, but the LNER divided them into the J51 Class (with smaller boilers) and the J50 Class (with larger boilers). The LNER then continued with the construction of Class J50, building a further 62 prior to 1939, only the first ten of which were given second hand boilers. The Class J51 locomotives were also rebuilt to class J50 between 1929 and 1935.

 

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