Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P

Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P
Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P Roundhouse Live steam G scale locomotive 'Darjeeling D Class' Garratt 0-4-0+0-4-0 - £3690.00 with free P&P
Brand: Roundhouse Engineering
Product Code: Darjeeling Garratt
Reward Points: 3690
Availability: Pre-order, due March 2019
Price: £3,690.00

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Built by Beyer Peacock at their Manchester Works, the Darjeeling D Class Garratt was delivered to the DHR in 1911 and was pressed into service on the 30th June that year, being regularly used between Tindharia and Darjeeling.  It was assigned the class 'D' and given the running number no. 31. It was also thought to carry the name 'Highland Cheif' during the 1920's. It finally earned its keep on the extension lines hauling loads of around 200tons before being taken out of service and scrapped in 1954. It is part of the Roundhouse Classic range. It is only available in Radio Control. This model has ajustable wheels for 32 or 45mm.

Please note - You will only be charged £100 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.

The D Class 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. Final confirmation of specifications will be required two months before your locomotive is manufactured, and at this point, to be sure you are happy with your choice, we can lend you colour swatches to assist you.

 

Technical specifications for the Roundhouse D Class Garratt:

  • Internal gas firing using the new 'FG2' type burner.
  • Outside framed 0-4-0+0-4-0 chassis with four double acting slide valve cylinders.
  • Water top-up system and water gauge.
  • Controls fitted as standard are :- steam regulator, safety valve, pressure gauge, displacement lubricator, gas regulator and reversing gear. 
  • Glazed cab windows.
  • Dimensions (loading gauge) are, Length 532mm over buffers, Width 116mm, Height 170mm.
  • Full 2.4GHz radio control for both regulator and reversing valve gear.
  • Fitted with insulated wheels as standard.
  • Exhaust enhancer fitted as standard.

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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