LMS Built Stoke plates generally conform to the patterns given below which is based upon typical MR Derby styling despite its closer proximity to Crewe. The plates are usually quite course in manufacture and crudely finished. Few of these are around as whilst many North Staffs Rly locos survived well into the LMS and received LMS plates very few survived the 1930s into BR. Most surviving plates come from locos sold into Industrial use. Distance between bolt holes is 7 & 3/8 which is less than standard, based on photo analysis these plates were fitted pretty much in the same location as the NSR plates. Material always Brass.
Size in inches- 10 & 3/8ths by 6ths (hole centres 7 & 3/8 typical)
Pattern Rarity- Very Rare
Special Features- Retains all of the characteristics of the MR Derby styling, an almost perfect clone of the Derby built plates.