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Australian Railway Models announces Streamlined Class C38 3803

Australian Railway Models announces Streamlined Class C38 3803

Posted by Little Train Shop on 21st Jan 2021

Australian Railway Models has today announced the exciting new Australian Locomotive release. Introducing the C38 Class 4-6-2 'Pacific' Streamliner Express Passenger Locomotive #3803 in Black with Red Stripes livery. 

This comes off the back of their most recent arrival, the C38 non-streamlined version, #3806. The model is in early stages of development, but has an expected release date of Q3 2021 (September). Once again, this model will proudly be available for pre-order and purchase at Little Train Shop.

We will continue to bring you updates as this project unfolds.

NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER, ONLY $289.95 + FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE


C38 Class 4-6-2 Pacific Express Passenger Locomotive.

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C38s as they went on to haul mixed freight. 1962 saw the beginning the C38 withdrawal from service with the final C38 withdrawn in 1970.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.


87002 '#3803' Model Features:

  • HO Gauge
  • DCC Ready, 8 pin plug
  • Streamlined variant - Black with Red Lining
  • 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
  • Locomotive drive

NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER, ONLY $289.95 + FREE SHIPPING AU WIDE

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