Lima Expert (H0 1:87), NSW, steam locomotive C38 Class 4-6-2

Lima Expert (H0 1:87), NSW, steam locomotive C38 Class 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, black/green livery, period III


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Lima Expert (H0 1:87), NSW, steam locomotive C38 Class 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, black/green livery, period III



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French Flag NSW, locomotive à vapeur C38 classe 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, livrée noir/vert, ép. III
German Flag NSW, Dampflokomotive C38 Baureihe 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, in schwartz/grüner Lackierung, Ep. III
Spanish Flag NSW, locomotora a vapor C38 clase 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, decoración negra/verde, ép. III
Italian Flag NSW, locomotiva a vapore C38 classe 4-6-2 "Pacific" Express Passenger Locomotive #3806, livrea nera/verde, ep. III


A True Australian Railway Icon

C38 Class locomotive was commissioned for the New South Wales 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 they boasted an impressive 200 tonnes and up to 2500 horsepower.

The first five locomotives were constructed by Clyde Engineering of Sydney. They each featured a streamline design that was considered fashionable to attract passengers of 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 ate Eveleigh and the odd numbers built at the Cardiff 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as they went on the haul mixed freight. 1962 saw the beginning of the C38 withdrawal from service with the final C38 withdrawn in December 1970.

The C38 is often seen as Australia's most successful steam passenger locomotive... A true Australian railway icon.


 This H0 gauge 1:87 scale model is DCC Ready and can be fitted with an 8 Pin Decoder

 The instruction manual for this model can be found here


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y Technical Specification & Detail

Dimensions (mm) 268
Scale 1:87
Gauge H0
DCC Type DCC Ready
Period III
Age Suitability 14+
Dimensions 268

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