Loco Kit: Manning Wardle class L

 

Loco Kit: Manning Wardle class L

 

Manning Wardle kit

 

These attractive little engines were used all over the country and several have been preserved. Individual engines were changed a great deal between batches and subsequent modifications make the number of variants even more confusing. We have some alternative parts, so please ask for what you actually want.
The body is based on the well-regarded Gauge 1 kit by "Old Originals" and we are indebted to John Dale for allowing us to use his artwork. The chassis is laser cut steel, with separate sprung brass axleboxes. At present we are still working on some patterns, but a growing number of castings and other parts are now available. There is no provision for pickups or batteries, so the builder will need to decide which he needs and make appropriate alterations.

Available now:

Manning Wardle kit
Left hand side.

This is not yet a complete kit. The body is etched brass and the chassis laser cut steel. Hornguides are also laser cut steel to be soldered and riveted in. Also included are machined brass axleboxes, cast brass chimney, tank filler, safety valve, smokebox door and sandbox fillers, cast nickel silver smokebox wheel and dart, buffers with cast brass guides turned heads and stainless steel springs and couplings. Coupling rods are fully machined from steel and jointed. The price for all of the above is £350.

NOT included are wheels (available from Slaters (ref G3838MW), motor and gearbox (we use MSC Crailcrest motor and 33:1 gearbox with flywheel).

Also NOT included yet, but under development are: brake blocks and hangers (cast brass with resin blocks), sandboxes (resin), tool boxes, cab fittings, handrails and knobs, dummy leaf springs (whitemetal) and working coil springs, plus various screws and nuts. (additional photos unpainted 01 LH side and MWP2)

 

Manning Wardle kit
Finished model

The parts described above are available now at £350 per set. Order here

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