Gopher Models N Scale C38 Class Loco NSWGR 3803 Streamliner (black)

Gopher Models N Scale C38 Class Loco NSWGR 3803 Streamliner (black)



Gopher Models N Gauge NSW Class 38 Steam Locomotive - 3803 Edition

Discover the unparalleled craftsmanship and intricate detail of the Gopher Models N Gauge NSW Class 38 Steam Locomotive, created in exclusive collaboration with Hobbies Australia. This meticulously engineered model train embodies the heritage and technological advancements of the iconic NSW Class 38, making it a must-have for any model railway enthusiast.

3803: The Hidden Gem of Australian Rail Heritage

Streamlined locomotive 3803 is a treasured piece of railway history, currently owned and stored in a private collection. Rescued from being scrapped after its withdrawal from service on 29th February 1968, this remarkable locomotive now resides in an enclosed shed alongside several other steam locomotives of diverse origins and varying conditions. Its preservation highlights the dedication to maintaining Australia's rich rail heritage.

38 Class: Engineering Marvel

The C38 Class locomotive, built by Clyde Engineering, boasts impressive specifications that define its power and capability on the rails. With a wheel configuration of "Pacific" 4-6-2 and a driving wheel diameter of 5ft 9in, it exhibits remarkable traction and stability. Its substantial size, with a length of 76ft 5in and a total weight of 201 tons, ensures its presence is felt on the tracks. Equipped with a generous fuel capacity of 14 tons and a water capacity of 8,100 gallons, the C38 Class locomotive is ready for long-haul journeys. Its firebox area of 47 sq ft and boiler pressure of 245 psi enable efficient steam generation, while the cylinders, measuring 21.5in x 26in, deliver a formidable tractive effort of 36,273 lbf. The engineering marvel that is the C38 Class locomotive, embodies the legacy of Clyde Engineering and the rich history of railroading.

Gopher Models N Scale C38 Loco features
1/160 N Scale
DC Coreless Motor
DCC Sound Ready
Working Headlamp
Swivel Bogies on Tender
Accurately reproduced motion mechanism
Magne-MaticTM #1015 Couplers
Min track radius 10.5in



Brand Gopher