Accucraft S19-37 ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Live Steam Locomotive 32mm Gauge - Pre Order - Accucraft

Accucraft S19-37 ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Live Steam Locomotive 32mm Gauge - Pre Order - Accucraft


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Accucraft S19-37 ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Live Steam Locomotive 32mm Gauge - Pre Order


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By the mid-19th century, the North Wales slate mines and quarries had a requirement for small, powerful and rugged locos to work the galleries and tramways in what was by then a rapidly expanding industry. Various manufacturers supplied narrow gauge motive power to these businesses but none became more synonymous with the area than the saddle tanks supplied by the Hunslet Engine Co. of Leeds. These sturdy little locos were ideal for the roughly laid, temporary lines in the quarries and the class evolved from the first design, produced in 1870, to encompass a variety of sizes and types which found work at Penrhyn, Dinorwic (where many acquired the names of racehorses!) and the Nantlle valley. Remarkably the majority of those locos still in service in the 1960's survived to be preserved, some of them in America and Canada. Today Quarry Hunslets are still being produced in limited numbers by the new Hunslet Engine Co. based at the Statfold Barn Railway. The image used here is of Accucrafts 7/8ths” model – there may be detail differences between this loco and the production examples. The more generous proportions of the ‘Large’ type Quarry Hunslets (as opposed to the smaller ‘Alice’ Class) will prove beneficial to the locomotive’s run-time although to avoid compromising the look of the model Accucraft will only be offering it in 32mm gauge. The model is gas-fired and fitted with a water top up valve, water check valve, miniature pressure gauge; constructed of stainless steel and etched brass with a copper boiler, the model will, as usual, be covered by Accucraft's two-year warranty. Specifications:<> Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19) Gauge: 32mm only Length: 230mm Width: 88mm Height: 130mm Boiler: Centre Flue Working Pressure: 60psi Weight: TBA Minimum Radius: 600mm (2 feet) Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link Fuel: Butane Gas Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, miniature pressure gauge, water level check valve Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator, under floor water level check valve Colours available, subject to production batch: S19-37A Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Red S19-37B Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Black S19-37C Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Penrhyn Lined Black S19-37D Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Blue


Get FREE UK delivery with 5 Star Quality Service from the leading retailer of Accucraft UK live steam locomotives. Booking Now - Delivery expected Q3 2020 or later. Accucraft S19-37 ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST Live Steam Locomotive 32mm Gauge: Estimated UK RRP £1595.00 Please take this item to the checkout to pre-order your Accucraft ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet , no deposit is required, we will contact you to arrange payment and delivery shortly before stock arrives with us.