Back in the mid-1970s, Mainline's J72 broke new ground, offering a level of detail and fidelity that even the best kits of the day couldn't rival. The split chassis design came with a representation of the brakegear, but was basic by modern standards, and performance was notoriously unreliable.

The plastic model represents LNER/BR-built locos and our chassis is correct for this type - the first 30 of the class, built by the NER, were completely different and will be the subject of another chassis kit, with parts available to alter the body...

We've replicated all visible details, including the valve gear between the frames (non-working) and the distinctive compensated brakegear, which is built using a jig. Power from a can motor is transmitted to the track via the 108:1 box and suspension system.








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