🚂 EFE Rail LSWR Adams O2 In Stock Now

Posted by Jack Morgan on

EFE Rail produce a model of the LSWR Class O2 'Adams' 0-4-4 steam locomotive in OO gauge. A new batch has now arrived in stock comprising of five new variations in LSWR, SR and BR colour schemes. Some of these models feature a new tooling alteration to cover those fitted with the larger 'Isle of Wight style' bunker.

Aside from this there are many other detail variations present on the locomotives including the addition of condensing apparatus to make these incredibly authentic to the real vehicles.

In Stock Now

Product Features

Highly detailed model with many separately fitted details

Comprehensive tooling suite covering many detail variations including condensing apparatus (or lack thereof), different bunker types and more

Powerful coreless motor

DCC Ready - 6-pin socket and space for a speaker

Optional route indicator discs and etched loco tools included

NEM tension lock couplings

Intricately applied liveries and printing

Prototype Information

The LSWR O2 Class is a class of 0-4-4T steam locomotive designed for the London and South Western Railway by William Adams. Sixty were constructed during the late nineteenth century. They were also the last steam engines to work on the Isle of Wight, with the final two being withdrawn in 1967.

Image by Andrew

Adams was presented with the problem of a greatly increasing volume of commuter traffic experienced with the suburbanisation of London during the 1880s. This was exacerbated by the fact that there were few locomotive classes in the LSWR stable that could undertake commuter traffic at the desired level of efficiency. The LSWR therefore required a locomotive with attributes of power and compactness, with a small wheel size to gain acceleration on intensive timetables. Adams settled upon the 0-4-4T wheel arrangement to provide the basis of what was to become the O2 Class. Calbourne is the sole survivor of the O2 locomotives; the rest of the class were scrapped.

(Information provided via Wikipedia) 

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