Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock

Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock
Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Karen' 0-4-2T from £1585 + free P+P (R/C option + £185) - in stock
Brand: Roundhouse Engineering
Product Code: Karen
Reward Points: 1500
Availability: In Stock
Price: £1,585.00

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Karen in stock - Deep Brunswick green with R/C.

The Roundhouse live steam locomotive Karen is a model of a locomotive built by Peckett and Sons of Bristol in 1942 (works number 2024). One of three locomotives built for the Selukwe Peak Light Railway in Rhodesia, Karen was bought by a consortium of Welsh Highland Members in 1976. After restoration, she entered service in 1983 and gave a decade of reliable service until the boiler became due for a major overhaul. Karen is currently out of service but can be seen as a static museum exhibit at the WHHR. It is part of the Roundhouse Classic range. It is available for either manual (no extra) or radio control (+ £185). This model has adjustable wheels for 32 and 45mm. 

Please note - You will only be charged £50 deposit at this stage. After this is paid, we will then contact you in relation to the payment of the balance (which can be paid anytime from time of order until latest, around four weeks before delivery). Please ensure a telephone number is provided for us to contact you.

Karen is available in any Roundhouse colour, which are all shown on a colour chart above. Please select your desired colour from the dropdown menu. Colours may vary on the model to those in the picture.  

Gas

Ordinary Butane or Iso-butane gas (as used in gas cigarette lighters) is the preferred fuel, though for economy, the larger canisters as used for blowlamps or camping stoves etc. are better (we do stock these at £3.50 each or 3 for £10 however they are not available to be sent via post or courier). The larger canisters have an EN417 threaded self sealing valve on top and require a special adapter (which we stock - see here) to couple up to the filler valve on the locomotive. Mixed gases, i.e. Butane with a proportion of Propane mixed in, are available, and may be used on current models if straight Butane is unavailable. These come in a variety of mixes ranging from 90/10 to 60/40 with one of the most common being 70/30. The figures refer to the proportions of the mix i.e. 70/30 contains 70% butane and 30% propane. If using mixed gasses, always choose the one with the largest proportion of butane.

Water

These locos are fussy things. Tapwater in softwater areas is acceptable but in hardwater areas in can lead to limescale in the boiler and pipework. De-ionized water removes zinc from brass fittings so isn't good. Purified water is a tricky one, as it is not always clear how purification has taken place. Shops that sell it will variously tell you it is de-ionized, or distilled. If you can't be sure that it is distilled, don't use it. De-humidified water good as is deep freezer ice. Distilled water is the best. Unfortunately, its hard to get hold of.  If buying distilled water, be very sure that it actually is. Some retail outlets will sell 'purified' or 'de-ionized' water. Another soloution is filtered rain water using filters, which we stock also (see here). Rain water can not be stored for more than a few weeks.

Full instructions are included for steaming.

 

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