History:In 1906 the ministry of railways ordered ten superheated 4-6-0 locomotives which became known as the P8. The KPEV purchased a total of 3370 units. More than 3000 P8's were in use by the Reichsbahn (DR) and became designated BR38's before WW2.
As many as 300 were still in service after WW2 between the DR and DB. The Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) installed Witte smoke deflectors and many of them received tub tenders. Some BR38's remained in service until 1968 in East Germany.
About this creation
This moc is based on the engine modelled by Aster.
The engine runs on LEGO 9v tracks and can manage the curves, points etc. and pulls quite a lot (as it's got 2 motors under the tender).
Appologies for the quality of the pictures, I'll replace when I get better ones!
Features the firebox with light.
BR 38 2383 is preserved at the Steam Locomotive Museum in Neumarkt- Oberfranken Germany.
I really like all the little details you managed to fit in, e.g. the "tubing" made from antennas on top of the boiler. I wouldn't have thought of that. A very accurate model, it looks fantastic! I can definitely learn a lot from models like this.