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Ixion Fowler Diesel
Ixion Fowler Diesel GWR
GWR Lined livery
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Ixion O Gauge firemans tools
Set of plastic firemans tools for use with any O Gauge locomotive
Also includes oil can & bucket
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Fowler Diesel 0-4-0 RTR details
Faithful-to-the-prototype detail, in O Gauge (1:43 O Scale running on 32mm track gauge).
Fibre optic-lit front lamp. Sprung coupling hooks, three-link couplings and sprung buffers.
DCC and sound ready - NMRA compliant 8-pin DCC socket saddle tank; provision for sound speaker in the under chassis keeper plate.
Powerful 12V DC motor with flywheel, driving the locomotive wheels via a precision gearbox. Low gearing for prototypical slow, smooth running.
Fine-flange blackened finescale wheels to Gauge O Guild standard.
Cab detail and detailed injection moulded body; heavy diecast chassis.
Model supplied with a full set of injection moulded loco tools - wrench, spanners, hammers, oil pot, and an etched brass fret of loco works plates and suitable nameplates
The model represents the solitary example that was built by Fowler for the Great Western Railway in 1933. It was given the running number 1 and was powered by a six-cylinder 70HP diesel engine with an ancillary petrol-powered starting motor. The locomotive was sold to George Cohen, Sons & Co Ltd of Leeds in 1940 and was later passed on to the Ministry of Supply.
The locomotive was built to a generic design that was in production from the late 1920s until the 1950s. Widely used by industry, the wheelbase was common, but a wide variety of engines and transmissions were used to suit buyers specific requirements resulting in many detail differences. The London Midland & Scottish Railway employed a similar locomotive numbered 2 which was in use from 1935 until 1962.
The model will be available in GWR lined green as above, and also painted, but unlettered and unlined for industrial use.
Several examples of the class have survived into preservation in the UK.
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