1:20.3 Saxonian 1K 0-6-0, Live Steam
Starting in 1881, numerous narrow gauge lines were opened in the Kingdom of Saxony which partly showed a tilt and tortuous course. For this purpose the Royal Saxon State Railways ordered 39 small three-coupled tank locomotives from the Saxon Machine Factory in Chemnitz. 1906 five more to the private Zittau-Oybin-Jonsdorfer Railway Company (ZOJE) delivered specimens were taken over by the state railway. First, they were classified in the genus H V TK, which was changed in 1896 in K I and from 1900 in I K.
27 locomotives arrived in 1920 still in the possession of the Deutsche Reichsbahn. In 1925 they received the new numbers from 99 7501 to 99 7527. A little later, all locomotives were retired.
After First World War, five locomotives were made as War reparations to Poland. During the Second World War, two of this were re-introduced into the herd of the Deutsche Reichsbahn and designated as 99 2504 and 99 2505. They arrived in 1945 to Polish Railways PKP again.
THE SAXON IK - Rebirth of a Legend
In 2006, the delivery of the first three narrow gauge locomotives of the genus IK from the Saxon Machine Factory formerly Richard Hartmann AG to the Royal Saxon State Railways has her 125th anniversary. Until 1892 a total of 44 of this small, strong, three-coupled tender locomotives leaves the factory in Chemnitz. The last locomotive of this genus was scrapped in 1964 after considerable 80 years of service in Schmiedeberg.
From 2006-2009 a unique project was realized in the Free State of Saxony: the faithful reproduction of Saxony’s first narrow-gauge locomotive. In this period, a copy of the for decades no longer existing Lokomotive Type was build from ground on new using old and new drawings. After three years of dedicated work, the IK No. 54 was officially privy on 04. July 2009 in Radebeul. Since 29.August 2009 the IK No. 54 locomotive comes to the Saxon narrow gauge railways. Railway enthusiasts and tourists enjoy the rides of the striking train with great enthusiasm.
For the small green black red painted machine were cash and in-kind donations collected valued at more than 800.000 EUR. She wears now significantly to the increasing of the tourist attractiveness of the Saxon narrow gauge railways.
About the impressive path from the idea to build a replica up to the commissioning of the final locomotive is reported in the book about the IK No. 54 and honors thus the accomplished achievements of many volunteer supporters.
The IG Preßnitztalbahn e.V. as railway transport company has taken over the complete support of the I K No. 54, also for the deployment planning (http://www.ssb-sachsen.de).
1:20.3 Scale / 45 mm Gauge
Brass & Stainless Steel Construction
48 in. (1.2 M) Mini. Radius
Length: 10.9 in.
Width: 3.66 in.
Height: 5.8 in.
Two cylinders w/ drain water valve
40 PSI working pressure
AL87-011B Saxonian 1K -0-6-0 #54, Live Steam