BRASS O SCALE 1:43 NSW 32 CLASS LOCOMOTIVE
What is the Proposal?
Pioneer Models are proposing to manufacture a ready-to-run, finescale brass model in 1:43.5 O scale of the low-frame NSWGR C32 4-6-0 tender locomotive.
The prototype and basis for the model will be the preserved locomotive 3265.
This locomotive is to be financed through this site; that is, it will be funded using subscriptions from modellers and enthusiasts who commit to buying the model before it is produced.
What are the model’s specifications?
- Accurately detailed 1:43.5 scale hand-made brass model with 2mm chassis frames.
- Fully painted, and lined where appropriate, numbered and ready to run.
- Four prototypical liveries in a choice of ten numbers, chosen from historical research and photographs.
- Both front footplate styles will be available: original ‘S’ curved, and later angled version.
- Wheels to Gauge O Guild finescale profile.
- Mabuchi 12V DC motor; gearbox ratio will be 1:22 to 1:25.
- Working leadlight (LED) and front and rear marker lights – white forward, red reverse.
- DCC ready – this spec is still under development. We are hoping to provide a current ‘best practice’ facility to wire in a 21-pin decoder with sound connections. No designed-in provision for a speaker for DCC sound, but sound can be fitted using after-market suppliers.
- Wheel material – to be decided. If the axle needs to be insulated, the wheels will be stainless steel die-cast whole. If the wheels need to be insulated, the wheel core will be brass casting with rim to be stainless steel.
- Opening smokebox and firebox doors.
- Couplers: prototypical hook and single link coupler fitted to front buffer beam. Provision made for Kadee (and compatible) knuckle coupler draft gear box, to Aus7 Modellers Group height specs, on rear buffer beam.
- ALTERNATIVELY, a prototypical tender buffer beam with hook drawgear can be fitted, but it must be ordered at the same time as your loco. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the prototypical tender buffer beam on your model.
- 1 Year factory warranty on parts and assembly.