Industrial 0-4-0 32mm Gauge (Notice of interest)
Notice of interest in 32mm gauge
Newly designed smaller locomotive to suit many of the small garden railways.
Locomotive is designed and built in house by myself and Justin Koch. These are based upon various designs of the lightweight contractor type designs. 2 cab types and 2 tank types will be available. Shown is the open cab and side tanks. Also available will be a saddle tank and a closed cab with spectacles. Both cabs are interchangable with both tanks making 4 different designs. Quality brass castings and detail parts of our design will be used throughout the production.
Specifications include Slide valve cylinders 1/2" bore with Slip eccentric at 85% cutoff. Boiler is copper and 40psi operating pressure with a sight glass and goodall. Axles are bushed in oillite bronze and all rods are bushed. Cylinders are designed as all oring gland sealed and easily serviceable. Oil is by a dead leg lubricator mounted in the cab hidden by a coal load. Butane tank is cab mounted and offers 40min if runtime.
Total length is about 8.5" long over the end beams
Gauge will be non adjustable but will be available in both 32mm and 45mm.
They will be offered Black, Deep Bronze Green, Dark Blue and Red, all fully lined.
Rishra was color matched to the side tanks and is Deep Bronze Green in its current paint.
We plan to build these in a production batch yearly so that we can still offer other productions and coal conversions. The total number per year is currently set at 20 units. In the end you will get a handbuilt model designed, built and tested personally.
This project has been quite some time in the making and is a step towards making more options available to the hobby.
Serviceable parts and spares will be available as will cylinder assemblies for scratchbuilding.