Alan Keef K12 diesel locomotive

NPL-015C • by Narrow Planet

About the kit

This kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic footplate and detailing parts along with a fret of etched nickel silver body parts and other detail components. The kit can be built for either OO9 or OO6.5 and requires a KATO Centram (or Portram) motor bogie or Busch 12199 HOf accessory chassis respectively.

At present the 009 version can be purchased complete with chassis by selecting the appropriate option. Please note the Portram bogie has been split from a complete tram and tested with it's circuit board at 12v and is therefore sold as seen. Any further modification is the responsibility of the builder.

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

Prototype Info

The K12 diesel locomotive, designed and built by Alan Keef Ltd, was intended to provide a simple but effective power unit for use on lightly laid and temporary tracks. Six locomotives were built between 1976 and 1982, all of which were initially destined for use on British peat railways. This kit is based upon AK6 of 1981 which was originally built for working on a 2’ 6" gauge line but has since been re-gauged to 15"; making it a good match for both OO9 and OO6.5. A complete history of the K12 class by the designer of this kit can be found in issue 119 of Narrow Gauge and Industrial Railway Modelling REVIEW.