Class 6J 4-6-0

 Class 6J 4-6-0

 Class 6J  4-6-0


HISTORY

Class 6J  4-6-0

The 6J can trace its lineage back to the original 6th Class designed by Locomotive Superintendent, M. Stephenson for fast passenger service on the Cape Government Railways. These locos were built by both American and British builders between 1893 and 1904. The 6J was a bar framed locomotive built by Neilson Reid and Co. and entered service in 1902. There were 14 locomotives in the class and were initially used on the Cape Main line.  The locomotives used Stephensons valve gear and the last of the Class was withdrawn from service at Bethlehem in 1972.


 

MODEL DETAILS

The kit is available only in 16.5mm gauge but Precision Miniatures can supply the necessary drive axles to convert the model to 12mm gauge. The model is constructed almost entirely from white metal castings with some etched brass components and nickel silver motion and valve gear. The relatively simple construction of the model makes it an ideal starter for those who wish to learn low melt soldering techniques and the skills required to build the more complicated locomotive models in the range. The model is supplied with Kadee No. 5 couplers on the 16.5 mm version and Kadee No. 58’s on the 12mm version. Precision Miniatures recommends that this loco should not be operated on curves of less than 550 mm radius. There is space in the tender for the installation of a sound decoder and speaker.