Gopher Models N Scale C38 Class Loco NSWGR 3830 (green)

Gopher Models N Scale C38 Class Loco NSWGR 3830 (green)



Gopher Models N Gauge NSW Class 38 Steam Locomotive - 3830 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.

3830: The Final Jewel of the 38 Class Legacy

The last to be built of the renowned 38 class, 3830 holds a special place in Australian railway history. In April 1962, it, along with 3813, hauled the inaugural standard gauge Spirit of Progress from Albury to Sydney. This notable journey marked a significant milestone in the nation's rail transport.

3830 made its final journey on 31 October 1967, hauling a freight train from Moss Vale to Enfield. Over its 18 years of service, it traveled an impressive 1,700,000 kilometers (over 1,056,000 miles), cementing its legacy as a hardworking and reliable locomotive.

38 Class: Engineering Marvel

The C38 Class locomotive, built by Eveleigh Railway Workshops, 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 Eveleigh Railway Workshops 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