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010112 Hielscher Grasshopper H0 /00 1830 

010112 Hielscher Grasshopper H0 /00 1830 £ 249.00 In stock


Item no. 010112
25+ in stock


product description

After the „York“ took the honours in a competition, the owners of the „Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road Co.“ ordered a further 18 locomotives from their manufacturer, „Gillingham & Winans“. Because of their strange appearance with upright boiler, vertical cylinders and stilt shaped piston rods, the locomotives were soon nicknamed “Grasshopper”. On 24th August 1835 a Grasshopper pulled the first train to Washington. In 1836 under the name „Columbus“ “G & W” built a “Grasshopper” for the „Leipzig-Dresdener Railway Company“, the first locomotive exported from America to Germany.

Technical Data:

Ready to run
Length: 8 cm
Width: 3.4 cm

Height: 5 cm
Boiler, copper: 4.8 cm
Piston Ø: 3 mm
Stroke: 8 mm
Steering: oscillating
Running time: 5.5 min
Fuel: spirit
Weight: 72 g
Capacity: 2 wagons
Speed (Model): 13 cm/s
Speed of original: 40 km/h
Gradient: 9% with one wagon
Colour options: national train selection
Stainless materials: brass, copper, nickel silver
Exhaust Steam from chimney.


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