1:20.3 Dora 0-4-0, Live Steam
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DORA is a freelance live-steam locomotive in 1:20.3 scale. It has been designed to be simple to operate and reliable in service. With proper care, DORA should give you years of satisfaction.

Operating a live-steam locomotive is much different from running an electric engine. It is a more hands-on, interactive experience. The engine must be periodically fueled, oiled, and watered. As supplied, DORA is manually controlled; you must actually drive the locomotive using the controls in the cab, just as you would a full-size engine.

The performance of the engine is also unlike electric locomotives. DORA should pull up to half a dozen standard-size freight cars on good, level track, which is about the same capacity as a full-size locomotive of this configuration. Grades and sharp curves will diminish its capability. A good engineer will learn the engine’s characteristics and idiosyncrasies over time to get the best performance and longest duration from it.


  • 1:20.3 Scale / 45 mm Gauge

  • Brass & Stainless Steel Construction

  • 48 in. (1.2 M) Mini. Radius

  • Length: 6.09 in. (155 mm)

  • Width: 3.5 in. (89 mm)

  • Height: 6.06 in. (154 mm)


  • Butane fired

  • Single flue

  • Safety valve

  • Lubricator