GWR 850 0-6-0 ST

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Updated 20-10-2020
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GWR 850 0-6-0 Saddle Tank

Please note this project will be completed after the GWR Castle. It will be available from Masterpiece Models. See LATEST NEWS

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Painted pilot sample in Wolverhampton livery.

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The remarkably positive reaction we have received to the introduction of our recent Dean Single, GWR 517 and Dean Goods locomotives has amply demonstrated to us the growing interest in this characterful and attractive Victorian period in railway history.

In light of this, and as a direct response to a customer survey, we at the Lee Marsh Model Company are very pleased to announce the commissioning of yet another early small Great Western tank engine, the ever popular 850 class, of which no less than 170 examples were built.

This George Armstrong designed 0-6-0 saddle tank was an extensive class built in the Great Western Locomotive Works in Wolverhampton between 1874 and 1895. They proved to be an extremely useful and popular locomotive thanks to their lively performance and wide route availability, and in light of this had an incredibly long life, the last of the saddle tanks being withdrawn in 1951! This would be an ideal model loco not only for the branch line scene but also light mainline use on goods and passenger services covering many periods and variety of liveries.

 Versions are as per the photos below.

  1. 5 panel tank in pre-grouping Wolverhampton livery.  #851, 858, 862, 865, 867, 869, 987,995, 996,1216~1227, 1901~2020. See photo 1 above.
  2.  3 panel tank in pre-grouping green-indian red-black livery. #850, 852~857, 859~861, 863, 864, 866, 868, 870~873, 988~994, 997, 998,1905~1909, 1911, 1912, 1921, 1927~1929, 1936, 1944~1946, 1948, 1953/4, 1957/8, 1961/2, 1973,1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2017. 
  3. 3 panel tank in green-black livery. (note that lettering was not added to the tanks as most were scheduled to be rebuilt into pannier tanks) #854, 862, 866, 869, 870, 987, 990, 991~996, 1216, 1219/20, 1222, 1225, 1901~1905, 1911~1914, 1921~1923, (1925 with lettering)
  4. #2007 as running post war see photo 5

 Version 1 Wolverhampton livery. Blue-green with white-black-white lining. This version has "H" spoke wheels. Includes true Wolverhampton features such as the chimney and buffers.

     Version 2 in pre-grouping Indian red livery, polished dome & safety valve cover. "H" spoke wheels.

      Version 3  #2020 c1920. Polished dome/safety valve bonnet and copper cap chimney. "H" spoke wheels.

     Version 3B  #1925 c1930's. Great Western on the tank and painted dome/safety valve bonnet"H" spoke wheels


     Version 4 #2007 a few months before being withdrawn in 1949. Painted dome and safety valve cover.

     All with "H" spoke wheels. 



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    Product Details 

      • Carefully researched and designed using original drawings and the latest CAD design packages
      • Hand made in brass with all construction carried out  in our by SMT of S.Korea, allowing the very best of quality control
      • Fully detailed cab interior
      • Punched rivet detail made with CAD-designed jigs
      • Fully enclosed CNC machined gearboxes designed specifically for the project paired with high-quality coreless motors
      • Ball bearings and springing to all axles
      • Pressed polished brass dome
      • machined copper cap on the chimney.
      • Full working inside motion with CNC machined cranks
      • Lamps and fire irons
      • All models are fitted with DCC sound and can also be run on DC (no sound) 
      • Scale 7 available 
      • Limited warranty to cover repairs as a result of normal usage, following our handling and running guidelines to the original owner.
      • The ESU DCC decoders are configured with default settings on delivery if you let us know the DCC address you wish we can make all the settings including the address default, so if you have a problem then change CV8 to 8 will reset it entirely to the Lee Marsh Model Co Settings. Models are also fitted with the ESU Stay Alive powerpack.

      Thanks to Malcolm Mitchell, Tony Reynalds, and Steve Bromhall

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