O&K 40hp contractor loco

NPL-017 • by Narrow Planet

About the kit

This kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell and a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts. No folding of these parts is required and they can all be glued in place.

The body is designed to fit on the Bachmann "Percy" 0-4-0 chassis from the N gauge Thomas range.

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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

30hp O&K Eigiau at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway. Photo: Tom Dauben

The Orenstein & Koppel well tank was available in a range of standard designs and primarily marketed as a ‘contractors’ type locomotive, supplied to small industrial firms for internal networks or construction projects. In the UK they were used for both and there are a number of examples preserved, including Penrhyn’s "Eigiau" now based on the Bredgar and Wormshill in Kent. Our model depicts a typical example and is based upon prototype drawings. Larger tanks, as depicted, were available as an option on the prototype.