You can find them on the Freeware page or the link below:
They have been by most historians as the dinosaurs of this wheel arrangement, having inside cylinders and motion, and saturated boilers at a time when almost all newly constructed engines had some form of superheating. After Pettigrew retired in 1918, the role of Chief Mechanical Engineer on the Furness became another responsibility of the Engineer in Chief, this being David.L.Rutherford; to quote Pettigrew's former assistant Edward Sharples, "Rutherford said he wanted a baltic tank, so we got on with it"!
There seemed to be almost no reason for the classes construction (they were only class 3P, on a 4-6-4!), tenders were given out to private manufacturers with Kitson winning the bid, and a quote was given at the time in 1919 of 10,160 pounds for each engine with delivery no later then June 1920. In any event this was not to be, the eventual cost rose to almost 13,000 for each engine with the first not arriving until December 1920.
There were 5 of the class built, and they were mainly put to work on the mail trains as well as supplementing the companies 4-4-0s on express passenger services. Despite their imposing appearance they were not as powerful as the LBSCR variants for instance. 4 of the engines were withdrawn by the LMS in 1934 and 1935, but the last one (11103, formerly Furness 118) was strangely not withdrawn until December 1940, possibly due to her 4 sisters providing a pool of sudden spare parts. In any event she became the last baltic tank in British service, the Brighton engines having long since been rebuilt as 4-6-0s and the LMS withdrawing all the others.
I have made all of the class in Furness Red and pre 1928 LMS Crimson, whilst there are many pictures of the engines in both these liveries (including 2 retaining the Crimson with post 1928 lettering), there are none of them in lined black! They certainly must of done but oddly enough there's no info for them in sed condition, so I've opted to just make the two reds.
Despite how it may seem there's nothing to run withese, early LMS stock (KenGreen's coaches are terrific) is a good pair with these engines, even in Furness livery; this is simply because they were built so close to grouping that not all were repainted right away.
As with the E8s, you can find them on the Freeware page or the link below: