Hunslet produced 155 of these 2’ (60cm) gauge locos during WW1 for service behind the trenches in France, sharing their duties with Baldwins and Alcos procured for the same role. After the war they were scattered to the four winds, examples ended up in South America, Australia and Palestine as well as England and Scotland. In 2005 The War Office Locomotive Society repatriated No. 1215 from Australia and its restoration is nearly complete. A percentage of the retail profit from each UK sale will be donated to this locomotive.
The model is internally gas fired and has slide valve cylinders. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge with blow down valve, lubricator with drain and pressure gauge. It will be available in either 32mm (gauge 0) or 45mm gauge (gauge 1), the latter as per the 3’ gauge locos supplied to Balfour Beatty in Scotland. The model will only be available in satin black (with no running number)
Scale: 1:19 (16mm: 1ft)
Gauge: Either 32mm or 45 mm
Construction: Brass & Stainless Steel Mini.
Radius: 54 in. (1.4 M)
Length: 13.8 inches (350mm)
Width: 3.9 inches (98mm) Height: 5.6 inches (143mm)
Two slide valve cylinders
Single flue boiler 60 psi working pressure
1/2” Pressure Gauge
Water sight glass
Simplified Walschaerts valve gear