The 4½" scale Foden J Type

With cab windows, cylinder covers, improved front axle and brake arrangement, double rear wheels plus the the extra towing parts and additional water tanks on this Foden short wheel base version.

Quality, durability and excellence of engineering are terms which have become synonymous with Foden, Steam Traction World continue in the tradition of this great name with a bolt together series of kits making your 41/2" scale Foden build both enjoyable and rewarding.

At a huge twelve and half feet long with trailor, this Foden is 41/2" (larger than 1/3rd) Scale and is a magnificient limited production model which is hugely satisfying to both make and drive.

Everything is designed for ease of construction with all components delivered in a fully machined condition ready for painting and final assembly.

All kits are shipped complete with full instructions and drawings with colour images to guide you step by step through your assembly process.

The 41/2" Foden J Type consists of 30 kits.

41/2" Scale • Length: 12.5ft • Height: 431/4" • Width: 36" • Weight: 650kg
(Incl Trailer )

- Wheel size: 151/2"
- Cylinder Size 2 x 2" stroke 2 5/8"
- Boiler Diameter 103/4" Steel with expanded tubes - Working pressure 140 psi
- Boiler Feed Arrangement - Crankshaft driven pump & Injector
- Valve Gear - Stephenson’s
- Pneumatic Rubber Tyres
- Double High Pressure slide-valve cylinder
- Working differential
- Hydraulically operated brakes
- Three speed
- Capable of 20+ mph
- Assemble with hand-tools only
- Step-by-step instructions
- Technical service and help-line backup
- Designed using 3D Solidworks CAD
- Manufactured on modern CNC machines for build accuracy and high quality

Kit Breakdown
Each kit comes complete with full assembly instructions and isometric drawings to make everything as clear and as straight forward as possible. With hand finishing only you’ll find your kit goes together with the minimum of effort.

Kit 1 Chassis
Kit 2 Front axle and saddle
Kit 3 Rear axleboxes and springs
Kit 4 Rear axle
Kit 5 Brakes
Kit 6 Wheels & trims
Kit 7 Boiler deposit
Kit 8 Steering
Kit 9 Smokebox
Kit 10 Water tanks & tow attachments
Kit 11 Cylinder block
Kit 12 Trunk guides & cylinder components
Kit 13 Hornplates & bearing housings
Kit 14 The boiler
Kit 15 The boiler
Kit 16 Mains & crank
Kit 17 Valve gear & con rod
Kit 18 Valve gear & con rod
Kit 19 Gears & guarding
Kit 20 Gears & guarding
Kit 21 Chains & waterpump
Kit 22 Cab floor & sides
Kit 23 Fittings
Kit 24 Fittings
Kit 25 Safeties & pipework
Kit 26 Roof & windows
Kit 27 Artic chassis
Kit 28 Wheels, springs & axle boxes
Kit 29 Body
Kit 30 Sides & accessories

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