Hunslet Wagonmaster diesel
NPL-014 • by Narrow Planet
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 kit is designed to fit a Liliput O&K H0e diesel chassis. The mechanism is well known for it’s good running qualities.
Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.
The Irish Peat Commission (Bord na Mona) has operated extensive narrow gauge systems for peat extraction since 1946. In 1961 they designed and constructed a prototype 0-4-0 locomotive to their own particular requirements.
Hunslet were the chosen manufacturer of a batch of 25 in 1962 to this ‘Wagonmaster’ design. A second batch of 28 were delivered a year or so later. The locomotive is powered by a Ford 80hp diesel engine through a mechanical transmission and with a speed range of 2.5 to 15mph in forward and reverse. A low axle load for their size and the ability to traverse sharp radii made them ideal for use in the challenging environment of peat extraction.
This kit is currently available from stock.
Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.