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Aster Hobby - Deutsche Reichsbahn BR 38

Aster Hobby - Deutsche Reichsbahn BR 38

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


  • Specifications

    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 

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