Ixion O Hudswell Clarke 13in x 20in 0-6-0 Saddle Tank RTR Green (HC2)
A detailed ready to run model of a Hudswell Clarke saddle tank industrial shunting
engine, modelled on the builders' standard 24-ton, 13in cylinder locomotive. Fitted with
finescale wheels, a high torque motor with a flywheel drives through a 40:1
The model is supplied with an etch of name, number and makers plates plus a set of fire
irons moulded in plastic.
These locomotives were designed for use by construction contractors, light enough to be run
over temporary tracks. Many contractors engines stayed on with railway and docks
companys at the end of the construction contract and several locomotives were used by light
railways in passenger service.
Many of these industrial shunting engines were purchased from the builders' stock and would
have been painted in this style of green livery, a standard Hudswell Clarke
On February 15, 1888, the first of a new class of 24-ton standard gauge industrial tank
locomotives, Makers No. 299, rolled off the production line of the Railway Foundry, Leeds.
This saddle tank featured 13 x 20in inside cylinders and a simple, robust design and
construction. Later known as the firm of Hudswell Clarke, this manufacturer eventually had
produced eighty of this class of locomotive when the final engine, Makers No. 1750, was
completed on July 19th 1946. The model represents the class as built in the late 1920s
through to the mid 1930s.
Lower photo shows a production model in the more realistic shade of green.
An injection-moulded, painted, ready-to-run body and chassis Finescale wheels Six-wheel electrical pickup High-torque flywheel-equipped motor, driving the rear axle 40:1 precision gearbox for slow, smooth running Sprung rear wheels, and prototypically correct 'inside-out' coupling rods (front rod outside rear rod) DCC and sound ready, with provision for easy speaker installation Full cab detail Sprung buffers Hook drawgear, with three-link couplings Choice of three liveries: lined maroon, lined green, and lined blue Included is an etched brass fret containing a selection of prototypically correct cabside Maker?s plates, plus suitable saddletank nameplates, and engine number plates Also included is a set of injection-moulded 7mm scale loco tools, including shovels, picks, pricker, hammers, oil bottles and bucket
PROTOTYPE INFO On February 15, 1888, the first of a new class of 24-ton standard contractor?s industrial tank locomotives, Maker?s No. 299, rolled off the production line of the Railway Foundry, Leeds. This saddle tank featured 13? x 20? inside cylinders, and a simple, robust design and construction. Later known as the firm of Hudswell Clarke, this manufacturer eventually had produced eighty of this class of locomotive when the final engine, Maker?s No. 1750, was completed on July 19th 1946. The model we are producing represents the class as built in the late 1920s through to the mid 1930s.
Over a period of over 70 years, these little engines worked on Light Railways (famously including the Easingwold Railway, whose loco No.2 was of this class), railway construction duties, in collieries and government and private industrial facilities across Britain.
One engine, Maker?s No. 1530, of 1926 was bought by the Sydney County Council in Australia, and worked the Bunnerong Power Station sidings until its sale in 1947. It ended its days at the Wallarah Colliery at Catherine Hill Bay, south of Newcastle, NSW.
Website: 1 Available from shops: Cardiff: 1, Sheffield: 1 ( explain)
(Prod Ref #22696)
MRP: £299.00 Antics Price: £225.00