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Designed for one man operation by the Royal Bavarian State Railway, the PtL2/2 was intended for branch line services. A Superheated boiler increased efficiency and coupled with a gravity fed coal hopper the loco could be operated just by the driver. The large cab gave them the nickname glass box (Glaskasten). Large running boards with handrails all around allowed safe access to the coaches. The KM-1 models represent the 1908 Kraus built locomotives with jackshaft drive - 29 were constructed in this format.
The KM-1 Spur O Models
Constructed from brass and stainless steel
High quality motor with bell shaped armature.
Ball bearings in the gearbox and on drive axles
Wheels with stainless steel tyres
Multi-protocol Decoder with Hi-Fi sound
Dynamic smoke generator
Warm white LEDs - Headlamps and cab lights.
Fully fitted cab with wooden floor.
Opening cab doors
With Driver figure
Opening doors on sandboxes and smokebox.
Loco-tender kinematic to allow close coupling and ability to negotiate 914mm radius curves.