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Starter Loco Kit 0-4-0 Industrial Tank
  This generic little tank loco kit was inspired by the delightful little C14 tanks built by the LSWR for rail motor trains and Quayside Shunting. It was these locos that Tri-ang based their 00 gauge Nellie starter loco on.
  The kit is intended to provide the newcomer to 0 gauge or etched loco kit construction with a set of components that will produce quickly and easily a first loco that will boost enthusiasm and provide a valuable foundation of experience for more ambitious projects.

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  To help achieve this the instructions are very comprehensively illustrated with step by step construction photographs and contain a tutorial text with a particular emphasis placed upon construction techniques and tools used.
  The main body and chassis components are etched in brass. They are of high quality and fit together well. The boiler is pre rolled and there are cast components for a basic cab interior. Etched name and number plates for Nellie and Polly are included.
Kit Reference Code
CL - Polly
Kit Price £120.00
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- Additional Components Required to Complete -
- Motor and Gear Set -
I recommend my own 1833 motor and 40/1 gear set.
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- Wheels -
2 Sets 3'6", 10 spoke driving wheels (Slater's Catalogue Number 7842W), Slater’s Plastikard, Old Road, Darley Dale, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2ER, Telephone 01629 734053, Fax 01629 732235.
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- Optional Plunger Electrical Pickups -
If these are desired as an alternative to the wire wiper pickups that are included in the kit. I would recommend the type produced by Slater's and provision is made in the kit chassis for fitting these (Slater's Cat No 7157).
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Approximate Cost of Completing The Model
Kit - £120 + Motor/Gears - £45 + Slaters Wheels - £56 = £221
- Download Starter Loco Instructions as PDF Print Off -
  Downloading the instruction booklet will allow you to evaluate the kit and its construction and help you to determine its suitability for yourself and your project.
Download Starter Loco Assembly Instruction Booklet