Motor Rail 65/85hp diesel loco

Motor Rail 65/85hp diesel loco

NPL-013 • by Narrow Planet

Prototype Info

This purposeful looking locomotive was unique in the Motor Rail catalogue as an 0-6-0. The 10 ton loco was shown in the 1932 catalogue, although only the prototype was built and despite being recommended to foreign customers on sugar plantations no orders were made.

It utilised a Dorman 4RBL diesel engine and featured a 4 speed gearbox drivig the centre axle, with chains transmitting drive to the forward and rear axles. It's design was quite advanced compared to other Motor Rail locomotives of the period, and it suffered from problems with the transmission. The prototype was never sold and was scrapped at the works.

About the kit

The kit is comprised of a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts and a 3D printed plastic body shell and detailing parts.

The body is designed to fit on the chassis from the Bachmann USA N gauge diesel switcher, at present this may be ordered with the kit by selecting the appropriate option.

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Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.