S7 LNWR Super D on Ebay

Discussion in 'S7 Group' started by eastsidepilot, 11 January 2021.

  1. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Here's a chance for LNWR fans. JLRT ex LNWR 0-8-0 loco Super D. Scale 7. Portescap motor. Painted not lettered | eBay

    It is from the late Don Fields estate, he was to my mind one of the Grandfathers of S7 who was an influence on me and I suspect many others to model in S7 standards and is fondly remembered by everyone who knew him especially the East Anglian Area Group as Don was one of our members who worked on Love Lane during the early days of the build.

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  2. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Col,

    very nice loco but not quite my bag.

    When I looked at the listing, I noticed that it is in 'G Scale locos' which probably explains why I had not seen it in the 'O Gauge locos' listing, might not get the exposure that it deserves where it is.


  3. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Yes, I noticed that also, I don't have any connection with the sale but I know who has and will mention it to them.

  4. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I have spoken to the person selling the above loco and they say that they would consider any serious offers for the loco before any bids are placed on Ebay.
    If anyone is interested in doing that then they would prefer email contact for that rather than through Ebay, I can give the contact details.
  5. oldravendale

    oldravendale Western Thunderer

    I have to say that's an absurdly inexpensive loco bearing in mind the quality of the build and the general crap we see on ebay. Please believe me when I say this is not a sideways knock at S7, but is that the reason the price is so low? That loco would fit so well on any layout based in the '50s and in to the '60s and based pretty well anywhere on the West Coast as far as the Welsh borders.

  6. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I believe it was more a come and get me starting bid as you often see in auction houses. It's worth more than 250 nicker any day ( wheels and motor/gearbox alone ) but S7 is admittedly a limited market.

  7. LarryG

    LarryG Western Thunderer

    It would be useful to know the minimum radius O gauge locos will negotiate when being put up for sale. I fear this one wont go round Peco 3' 4" radius Settrack haha. :drool:
  8. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    They were regularly seen in Swansea up to 1956-ish. 49035 was a regular visitor. Here's a typical 1950s eclectic mix of LNWR, LMS and GWR at Paxton Street.
    Dave 49035, 7439, 42307 at Paxton Street shed in May53.jpg
  9. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Looks nice and well built and also it looks like fine scale width frames so it wouldn't take much to convert to fine scale and still have room for side play.
  10. SimonT

    SimonT Western Thunderer

    Thank Christ!
    30 Year Member of the S7 Mafia:p
  11. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    What's Peco settrack ? :D

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  12. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    I think you'll find they're too wide for Fudge Scale. :p:D

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  13. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Well, maybe not, looking at the photos there's a lot of room between the wheel rears and the axle boxes.

    s-l1600 (1).jpg s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600.jpg
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  14. eastsidepilot

    eastsidepilot Western Thunderer

    Agreed on the tender but with F/S BtB measurement of 29mm I think it would be tight on any side play needed on the loco chassis but then there would be the slop in the track as well I suppose.
  15. mickoo

    mickoo Western Thunderer

    Agreed and you'd have to question why....if you were a S7 modeller.....however, if it has the option to be fudged, it might garner more interest and a higher sale price.
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  16. Marc Dobson

    Marc Dobson Western Thunderer

    I have the set track on my micro layout in fudge scale. Never again shall I use them. Even with short WB stock they are a pain. From now on in 5ft minimum even for industrials.
    I would love the loco but it's just to big for anything I would run.
  17. Rob R

    Rob R Western Thunderer

    It does say in the listing "not convertable to O Gauge due to frame width".
    Just the one bid so far..
    (Not me)