7.25″ Criccieth Castle Locomotive & Driving Truck

(1 customer review)

This 7.25″ gauge model is  very capable puller, powered by a 1hp bosch motor at the rear, via 2 reduction chain drive. 24volt system, 4QD controller, bi-directional lights, twin airhorns and also normal 12v horns. Handbrake on the driving truck. Nicely finished detail with handrails and proper windows. This loco has proven itself very reliable and capable of hauling a 10 person train with ease. A good locomotive for regular club use or as a play loco.

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An 0-6-0DH, the original locomotive was built at Boston Lodge for the Ffestiniog Railway, Portmadog. It used parts bought from Baguley-Drewry following that company’s liquidation, although much was built new. Experience with their previous locomotive, Harlech Castle had suggested that a similar locomotive would have potential as a passenger locomotive and the “in house” designed bodywork reflect the links between the two locos. Entering service in 1995, the loco sees regular service in the passenger fleet, and is fitted with advanced computer controls which enables the use of the Push Pull system. This allows the engine to remain at the top end of the train on “down” services, being driven from a cab in observation Carriage 111.

This 7.25″ gauge model is  very capable puller, powered by a 1hp bosch motor at the rear, via 2 reduction chain drive. 24volt system, 4QD controller, bi-directional lights, twin airhorns and also normal 12v horns. Handbrake on the driving truck. Nicely finished detail with handrails and proper windows. This loco has proven itself very reliable and capable of hauling a 10 person train with ease. A good locomotive for regular club use or as a play loco.

1 review for 7.25″ Criccieth Castle Locomotive & Driving Truck

  1. Anonymous

    It was as described and looks an honest model and has all the hallmarks of being a good loco for youngster and oldies to have fun on plus it is a model of an actual loco still in use. Can’t say any more as it is still in the car!

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