TRIX 25480 SNCB/NMBS Class 1 Pacific Steam locomotive EpIII DCC Sound HO Pre-order
Prototype: Belgian State Railroad (SNCB/NMBS) class 1 express steam locomotive. Road number 1.030. The locomotive looks as it did around 1953/54.
After 1918 the Belgian railways inherited a fleet of modern German steam locomotives so there was not a pressing need for new locomotive construction until the mid 1930s when a new Class of locos was needed for the heaviest passenger trains. 35 of the Class 1 Pacific were constructed starting in 1935 and, on the surface, you can see strong influences from many other European locos of the time. The Class 1 was very unusual in that it had 4 high pressure cylinders all fed with fresh superheated steam (not a compound loco). The cylinder arrangement gave smooth acceleration and high speeds at the cost of increased steam and coal consumption - the loco had 2 firebox doors to allow a pair of firemen to keep up with its demands. A Kylechap double chimney helped with free steaming - the arrangement looks very familiar to LNER fans. At 126 tons and with an axle loading of 24 tons the loco was a heavyweight and could generate 2,500 horsepower.
Model: The locomotive has an mfx+ digital decoder and extensive light and sound functions. It also has controlled high-efficiency propulsion with a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. Three axles powered. Traction tires. The locomotive and tender are constructed mostly of metal. The locomotive has a factory-installed smoke generator. The headlights on the locomotive and tender change over with the direction of travel. They and the built-in smoke unit will work in conventional operation and can be controlled digitally. The emergency light on the smoke box door can be controlled separately in digital operation. There is also cab lighting and flickering firelight in the firebox that can be controlled separately in digital operation. Maintenance-free warm white and red LEDs are used for the lighting. There is an adjustable coupling with a guide mechanism between the locomotive and tender. The rear of the tender has a close coupler with a guide mechanism and an NEM coupler pocket. The minimum radius for operation is 437.5 mm / 17-1/4". Brake hoses, imitation prototype couplers, and signal holders are included. Length over the buffers approximately 28.4 cm / 11-3/16".
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