LKM NS2ENG-003 • by EuroNarrowGauge
About the kit
The kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell and a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts. Parts are provided for three alternate styles of cab side and two alternate cab front/rear.
The body is designed to fit on the Minitrains Gmeinder loco chassis, at present this may be ordered with the kit by selecting the appropriate option.
Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.
After the Second World War, many cities lay in ruins and industry was devastated. There was a great demand for narrow gauge industrial locomotives. In 1950 LKM (Lokomotiv Karl Marx) introduced the NS2. The first examples were provided with a 30 hp diesel engine driving the two axles through a two speed gearbox with chain transmission.
Due to wear in the clutch system a revised design was introduced in 1951, where the chain transmission was replaced with jackshaft drive through external coupling rods. Over 500 examples were produced between 1950 and 1959, making it one of the most prolific narrow gauge diesel locomotives in Germany.