Upon recommendation, we are lucky to choose C38 as the first Australia Locomotive which is made in G scale, gas fired with Cramic Burner.
We will offer the models in Streamlined and Un-streamlined versions in a variety of liveries and numbers. Again in very limited quantity, please reserve early !
Prototype History Introduction
The C38 class was a class of steam locomotives built for the New South Wales Government Railways in Australia.
Built between January 1943 and November 1949, the 30 locomotives in the class were designed to haul express trains. They were the only New South Wales locomotives to use the Pacific 4-6-2 wheel arrangement and were the last steam locomotives built for passenger train operations.
The C38 class was first conceived in the 1930s being heavily influenced by North American and other streamlined locomotives of the time. The NSWGR needed a locomotive to eliminate the complications of double heading required on a number of fast interstate passenger trains.
Among the services they initially hauled were the Central West Express, Newcastle Flyer, Melbourne Limited, Reverina Express and South Coast Daylight Express as well as the overnight mail trains. Because of their axle-load they were confined to operating between Port Kembla, Albury, Dubbo and Maitland.
Following the arrival of diesel locomotives in the 1950s the C38s began to haul lesser passenger and freight trains and were gradually phased out. In April 1962 3830 and 3813 hauled the in-augral standard gauge Spirit of Progress from Albury to Sydney. In August 1970, 3801 hauled the Western Endeavour to Perth following the completion of standard gauge Trans Australian Railway with 3813 assisting as far as Port Pirie. In April 1988, 3801 again operated to Perth during the Australian Bicentenary. The first C38s were withdrawn in 1961 and the last was withdrawn in December 1970.
1. Dimensions (L*W*H): 736.2mm*94.6mm*136.3mm 2. Wheel configuration: 4-6-2 3. Burning system: Ceramic Burner, gas fired 4. Working cylinder: two 5. Cylinder diameter & stroke: 14.2mm*20.6mm 6. Minimum radius: 2m 7. Boiler working pressure: 60psi 8. Diameter of boiler: 54mm
All brass construction Copper boiler Butane gas fired Ceramic Burner Adjustable safety valves Walschaerts’ valve gear Axle pump and hand pump Lubricator Visible water level glass Workable whistle UK imported pressure gauge R/C ready or Installed