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Ministeam Grasshopper 1830 Gauge 1 (45 mm) Kit
Item no. 010501
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.
A novel 45 mm steam train with powerful 2 cylinder “Andreas” mini steam engine, gas powered with lighter gas. Made with strong materials. Running time 15 min; wheels are insulated. May be controlled either by hand or remote control with retrofittable electronic speed controller. Also available for retrofitting: pressure gauge and gas pressure control valve. See below for more details.
Kit, painted (Screws only, no soldering!)
Lenght x Width x Height: 200 x 65 x 125 mm
Running time: 15 min
Weight: 350 g
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