At the 0 Gauge Reading Show last December I was asked whether I wouldn't like to produce a one-off kit of a LMS self-weighing tender derived from one of the several 4000 gallon tender kits on the market. I mentioned it in passing to Old Ravendale of this parish at the Bristol show and Brian provided me with several useful references and photographs. The source kit was the Gladiator Stanier 4000 gallon riveted one though I suspect that a DJH/Javelin/David Andrews/Ragstone riveted or fully welded one would have done as well - Indeed I understand that the Gladiator kit was designed by David Andrews originally. Note that the partially welded tender fitted to long wheelbase Black 5's [also available from David Andrews] would not be an appropriate start point as it has a number of non-standard parts which wouldn't be used [such as tank vents] and thus rather more wasteful. Additionally a kit with the tall mushroom tank vents was required as the donor. These four tenders were attached to Black 5s [both Walschaerts and Caprotti versions] as well as to a single Jubilee [45632 Tonga in yellow cab stripe days] so presumably the latter one would also have had the slightly raised tender footplate found on tenders attached to Patriots, jubilees and Royal Scots - as shown on my model. Below the footplate, the major change is to replace the axleboxes/spring hangers with a design based around the non-roller bearing variant fitted to some Ivatt part-welded tenders. Additionally there is a unique pattern of sluice boxes fitted to the tender side frames - quite different to those fitted to later Ivatt and BR Standard tenders. Above the footplate, the tender looks more like a 3-axle Riddles WD tender with various additional WM castings that relate to the de-activated weighing equipment. These unique castings [axleboxes/sluice boxes/weighing equipment/lockers/screw wheels etc.,] are my own 3D patterns [Resin, LW and WM] as are the etched N-S tank sides/footsteps and bunker sides. At some point I will get around to finishing off the painting. Most photographs show them with the old BR crest and rectangular lining. Apart from the tender attached to Tonga, I've only seen one photograph [of 45298] in colour with the post-1957 crest and fully lined - and heavily weathered!