||N Gauge (1:148)
||Collett 2251 Class 0-6-0 steam tender loco
||Mixed traffic - goods and passenger
||Great Western unlined green
||Fully DCC ready, equipped with a Lenz DCC decoder. The technology allows the model to operate equally well on DCC layouts, and by conventional analogue 12v DC layouts. There is no requirement to isolate or remove the decoder (chip).
|Additional information- the prototype
|The 2251 Class locomotive was introduced by the G.W.R. in 1930, and construction of the 120 class members continued in batches until the 1940s. They were a versatile locomotive, equally at home on short pick-up goods on secondary routes and branch lines, or as assisting locomotives on summer Saturday expresses over the Cambrian routes. Their universal use throughout the former G.W.R. system means that the model will be at home on all layouts of the G.W.R. and B.R. Western Region period.
|Additional information- the model
The locomotive is finely detailed with precision plastic mouldings. The model carries fine cab and boiler handrails. The wheel profiles are also to a fine standard, and are fully spoked (see-through). To drive the model, it is fitted with a smooth and quiet running Japanese Mashima motor. This is fitted in the tender, which in turn means that there is daylight beneath the boiler, a very pleasing aspect of the model!
Some detail parts are to be supplied separately for installation by the modeller (push-fit, no glue required):
Rear tender handrails
The model is not fitted with a coupling hook at the front, but one is supplied as an additional accessory if required.
|Minimum radius of operation
|As supplied, the locomotive will negotiate a 9” radius curve.
A separate, alternative draw bar will allow closer (and thus more prototypical) mounting of the tender to the locomotive. With this, the model will negotiate a minimum radius of 12".
||Due to the sensitivity of the fitted DCC decoder, this model locomotive should not be used on layouts operated with a high-frequency electronic track cleaner, whether in use on DC or DCC.