Australian Railway Models 87001 C38 Class 4-6-2 ‘Pacific’ Express Passenger Locomotive #3806 | HO Gauge
AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER NOW
EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: October 2020*
C38 Class locomotive was commissioned for the NSW Government Railways to eliminate the expense and complications of double-heading express passenger and mail trains on the demanding line between Sydney and Albury.
Designed and built in Australia, the boasted an impressive 20 tonnes and up to 2500 horsepower. The first fine locomotives were constructed by Clive Engineering of Sydney. They each featured a streamlined design that was considered fashionable to attract passengers at the time. The first locomotive appeared in January 1943.
After a successful introduction, the second batch of 25 non-streamlined locomotives were ordered in 1943, the even numbers built at Eveleigh and the odd numbers at the Cardiff locomotive workshops. The first non-streamlined locomotive rolled out in November 1945. The late 1950s saw the rise of the Diesel locomotive and the loss of the prestigious passenger duties for the C38s as they went on to haul mixed freight. 1962 saw the beginning the C38 withdrawal from service with the final C38 withdrawn in 1970.
The C38 is often seen as Australia's most successful steam passenger locomotive... a true Australian Railway icon.
- HO Gauge
- DCC Ready
- Detailed cabin interior including floating footplate
- Separately applied body detail parts
- Accurately reproduced motion mechanisms
- Realistic mechanical mechanisms
- Authentic knuckle style couplers
- Dual position drawbar for close tender coupling
This locomotive is DCC READY and will accept an 8-pin type decoder.
FAQ: Is this model sound ready (eg: speaker on board)?
FAQ: Can I have sound fitted to this model?
We will be able to provide a suitable sound decoder closer to launch, however, we cannot gurantee this will be able to fit the model until we have one in our hands and can ascertain room for a mini cube speaker. Until then, we cannot offer sound fitting services or a suitable sound decoder. If you would like more information, please contact our team.
FAQ: Is this a Lima tooled model?
FAQ: Is there a streamlined model available?
No, however 3801 is a model being considered for release in 2021 by ARM.
FAQ: Are you selling the Lima TAM Coaches recently announced by Hornby International?
Pre-orders for the Hornby Lima TAM Coaches will be forthcoming once pricing has been established. More information about the TAM coaches are below. Leave your email address in the 'NOTIFY ME' section of each coach you wish to be notified on when pre-orders are open.
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|BRAND||Australian Railway Models|
|DCC TYPE||DCC Ready (8-pin type)|
|BUILD DATE||1945 (withdrawn 1967)|
|OPERATOR||New South Wales Government Railways (NSWGR)|
|LIGHTING||Aesthetic Headlight (non functioning)|
|COUPLING||NEM Pockets (knuckle type fitted)|
|OTHER||Motor and Decoder Socket in Locomotive Body|