1:32 NSW Railways C38 Class 4-6-2

The 38 class design based on a need to eliminate the complications of double heading required on a number of fast interstate passenger trains. The conditions of track work with frequent sharp curvature to be traversed at high speed would require six-coupled driving wheels in a ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2 configuration.

Maintenance considerations suggested a two-cylinder simple steam locomotive. In May 1939 an order for five 38 class locomotives was placed with Clyde Engineering with a distinctive streamlined boiler casing. The remaining 25 locomotives were built without streamlining at the NSWGR’s Eveleigh and Cardiff Workshops. From 1961 the locomotives were progressively withdrawn from service. Four have survived into preservation being 3801, 3813, 3820 and 3830.

Models

  • AL97-381  C38 4-6-2 - Streamlined, Verdant Green, Butane Fired

  • AL97-381A  C38 4-6-2 - Streamlined, Verdant Green, Alcohol Fired

  • AL97-382  C38 4-6-2 - Streamlined, Black/Red Lining, Butane Fired

  • AL97-382A  C38 4-6-2 - Streamlined, Black/Red Linging, Alcohol Fired

  • AL97-383A  C38 4-6-2 - Un-Streamlined, NSWGR Special Green, Alcohol Fired

  • AL98-381  C38 4-6-2 - Streamlined, Verdant Green,Electric

Specifications

  • 1:32 Scale / 45 mm Gauge

  • Brass & Stainless Steel Construction

  • 10 ft. (3 M) Mini. Radius

  • 29.8 x 3.6 x 5.2 inches

 

Features

- Live Steam Models

  • Alcohol/Butane fired

  • 60 PSI working pressure

  • Two cylinders w/ D-valve

  • Walschaerts valve gear

  • Water level glass

  • Check valve

  • Axle water pump

  • Hand operated water pump in tender

- Electric Models

  • Pittman 0-24V DC motor

  • Full cab interior design

  • Constant lighting

  • Sound ready

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