Instructions

Foreword – please read
The models listed on this site are not simple, beginners models. They require an investment in time and skill to make a finished model. The original design parameters were that they should be as close as possible to the original locomotives yet still be capable of producing a working model.
Please use the ‘Contacts’ page on this web site if you wish to know more about these designs or talk through any building techniques.
If you have acquired one of these models then I can be contacted through the “contact” page. The receipt of constructive, detailed criticism is the only way that kit designers can modify their designs.

Kit Instructions
Original GCR Tender Design 4000G Assembly Instructions
Current GCR Tender Design 4000G Version 2 Assembly Instructions
Current GCR Tender Design 4000G Version 3 Assembly Instructions
GCR Class 8C (LNER B1) 4-6-0 Assembly Instructions Updated 7 July 2012 with added notes on choice of wheels
GCR Class 8F (LNER B4) 4-6-0 Assembly Instructions Updated 7 July 2012 with added notes on choice of wheels
GCR Class 8 (LNER B5) “Fish Engines” Assembly Instructions Updated 7 July 2012 with added notes on choice of wheels
GCR Class 8B (LNER C4) 4-4-2 Assembly Instructions 2012 Updated 7 July 2012 with added notes on choice of wheels
GCR Class 8B (LNER C4) 4-4-2 Assembly Instructions 2014 Updated July 2014 – added notes on assembly, revised parts list and revised pictures. Includes some corrections. Use this for kits supplied August 2014.

Other Useful Information
Design Notes – particularly for P4 modellers Download
Side Play Supplementary Notes – particularly for P4 modellers Download
3D Printed Parts Supplementary Notes Download

Scalefour News Articles
Part 1 Introduction
Part 2 Planning the chassis
Part 3 Bodywork
Part 4 Summary and background