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* Building the LMS Stanier Black 5

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Battery And Electric Kits

LMS Stanier Black 5 New Series of Articles

 (in downloadable PDF format) on the construction of the LMS Stanier Black 5 using commercially available etched and laser cut kit components.

This is an ongoing series explaining in detail the methods employed. This initial series is for a battery-powered loco but a live steam version will follow.


AVAILABLE LOCO KITS current as at July 2018.

The following is a list of the loco kits in the current G64 range of GRS, which, except for the live steam examples, are supplied with two-rail track pick-ups.

They are all suitable for battery power and radio control but you will need to supply your own ESC, radio control apparatus and cell packs.

GWR 2021 PANNIER TANKGWR 8750 CLASS PANNIER TANKGWR DEAN GOODS
BR CLASS 121 RAILCARGWR 14XX Auto TankGWR MANOR 78 XX CLASS
GWR Railcar Flying BananaLMS 3F 0-6-0TLMS 4F TENDER LOCO
LNER N5 0-6-2 TANKY6 WISBECH/UPWELL TRAMSR Class 02 0-4-4T
SR 'N' Class MogulSR Terrier A1X 0-6-0T 

These were available until recently and are occasionally found secondhand, often in an unbuilt or part-built condition.

Midland Johnson 2F 0-6-0Midland Johnson 1F 0-6-0THunslet (MoS/ LNER J94) 0-6-0ST
GWR 1361 Class 0-6-0STGWR 1392 Class 0-6-0STPeckett (industrial) 0-4-0ST
BR 08 0-6-0 DE Shunter  

GRS supply a number of electric motors and some come coupled with dedicated gearboxes.

The following are from Williams Models; Manning Wardle Class L, LNWR Cauliflower, LNWR Coal Tank 0-6-2T

WM Locomotives

Most likely due to the small size of these locos the power packs will be based on AA size cells. You are advised to read the sections on battery packs. Do not attempt to glue the cells together to form a unit.

This is a simple guide on the common problems with earthing and R/C systems.

Earthing guide


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