Fowler 3F 'Jinty' 0-6-0 steam locomotive

Fowler 3F 'Jinty' 0-6-0 steam locomotive


Service history

"The Class 3F 'Jinty' was a real workhorse, used for goods and passenger services between 1924 and 1967. Over 400 of these locomotives were built and most spent their working lives on the LMS/BR(M), although Jinties were also used on the SDR, NCC (Ulster) and by the War Department."

Operating companies/organisations

British Railways (Midland Region)
NCC (Ulster)
War Department (UK)

Years of operation

Main service years 1924 - 1967
Preservation 1967 - present


Manufacturer and supplier

Firedrake Productions
Patterns by David Armitage.


Craftsman kit parts.
"Etched nickel silver chassis, brake gear, footsteps and coal bunker rails. (Chassis is an easy-build fold-up type which can be built rigid, compensated or sprung.) White metal body parts, designed for glue or solder assembly. Cast sand boxes have integral brass pipes. Pre-cut brass tube for boiler. Pre-formed brass boiler pipework. Turned brass handrail knobs and bearings (Alan Gibson). Handrail wire, screws, etc. Comprehensive instruction booklet."

Motive power

Not supplied. Motor, wheels, gears, couplings and transfers are required to complete.


Kit: £70.00 (APR2001)


Produced c.2000 as a one-off run of twenty kits, now sold out.
The etched chassis used in the kit is still available from Worsley Works.

British 1:87 Scale Modelling