Aster Hobby - In 1906 the ministry of Railways ordered ten superheated 4-6-0 locomotives which became known as the P8. The boiler was well designed and the P8's could maintain a max.speed of 100Km/Hr. The good reputation of the P8 became well known troughout Germany. The KPEV (Koeniglich Preussischer Eisenbahn Verband) purchased a total of 3370 units. Before the start of WW2 more than 3000 P8's were still in use by the Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) which had designated them BR 38's . As many as 300 were still in service after the war by the DR and DB. The DB installed "Witte" smoke lifters and many of them received tub tenders. Some BR 38's remeined in service until 1968 in East Germany.
- Limited inventory
- RTR only
- Products in original packaging
- Handbuilt in Japan by Aster Hobby
Deutsche Reichsbahn BR 38
Scale/Gauge 1/32, Gauge one (45 mm) Weight 5.6g. (Engine 4.0 + Tender 1.6 kg.) Length 588 mm Width 142 mm Height 98 mm Wheel Arrangement 4-6-0 10 Wheeler(2C) Driving Wheel Dia. 54mm Eccentric cam for axle pump Pilot and Trailer Truck Wheel Tender Truck Wheel Dia.31.2mm Axle Driven Pump Axle driven pump mounted on the main driver (Bore 5 mm x ram Stroke 6 mm.) Cylinder 2 cylinders, Bore 13 mm x Stroke 20 mm Valve Gear Walschaert Boiler Type Smoke tube type Water Capacity 240 cc at 70% full Boiler Fittings Lubricator Roscoe displacement type Tender Hand operation pump mounted Water Tank Capacity Fuel Methylated alcohol Fuel Capacity 170 cc Minimum Radius 2.0 m