Class 19D 4-8-2 with Vanderbilt tender
Class 19D 4-8-2 with Vanderbilt tender. The final order of fifty of the class were delivered in 1949 by North British Locomotive to the design of then Chief Mechanical Engineer, Dr M.M. Loubser. Although the locomotive was the same as the previous version, they differed by having a large cylindrical tender of the Vanderbilt type running on two three-axle bogies. These tenders gave the locomotives a much increased range between water stops in arid parts of the country. Like all of the preceding 19 Classes, these locomotives saw service throughout the system.
This model is only available in ready to run form and can be ordered in 16.5mm or 12 mm gauge. The model locomotive uses the same running gear as the MR tendered version, but uses an exclusive to Precision Miniatures all-etched brass model of the Vanderbilt tender. The model provides ample space for the installation of decoders and speakers in either the tender or loco. At this time there are no plans to sell the tender as a separate item. Precision Miniatures recommends that this loco should not be operated on curves of less than 650 mm radius. The model is supplied with Kadee No. 5 couplers on the 16.5 mm version and Kadee No. 58’s on the 12mm version.