LNWR Improved Precedent Class 12/11/2020

The partnership of Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models has today (12th November 2020) announced that they have commissioned Bachmann Europe Plc to produce a brand new OO scale model of the London & North Western Railway Improved Precedent Class 2-4-0 locomotive.

This locomotive has never been released before as a ready to run OO Scale product and is currently at the livery approval stage, with delivery expected next Summer.

Three versions are available to pre-order now exclusively from Rails of Sheffield....

  • 35-161Z LNWR Improved Precedent Class 'Lucknow' LNWR Lined Black 2-4-0 Steam Locomotive No.1673

  • 35-162Z LNWR Improved Precedent Class 'Novelty' LMS Crimson Lake 2-4-0 Steam Locomotive No.5036

  • 35-163Z LNWR Improved Precedent Class 'Talavera' LMS Black 2-4-0 Steam Locomotive No.5018

The price of the model is £220 and can be pre-ordered now with a deposit of £30.


The Model

The OO Scale model has been developed for Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models by Bachmann Europe Plc.

The model incorporates a die-cast body and chassis with a set of optional traction tyre-fitted driving wheels for increased haulage capacity – (crankpin tools and spare traction tyres will be available).

The model features a coreless motor, with power pick up from both the locomotive and tender wheels. Mounted inside the tender is a 21 Pin DCC decoder socket and a 11mm x 15mm ‘sugar cube’ speaker.

All versions feature a fully detailed back-head whilst there are numerous tooling options enabling the accurate portrayal of specific locomotives during the chosen time period. Two boiler types are modelled, either with or without wash-out plugs, and both cowled Ramsbottom Safety Valves and Ross Pop Safety Valves have been catered for.

There is a representation of the inside motion whilst the front driving wheels can be modelled with either leaf or coil springing as the prototype dictates. Options are also available for plain or fluted coupling rods. Two whistle variants can be seen covering a single whistle on the roof, or two whistles on locos where alarm gear is fitted.

A working fall plate between loco and tender is provided whilst the locomotive can have either Webb or Cook style buffers and two types of lamp bracket are modelled – LNWR lamp sockets or the LMS style lamp irons.