Bachmann G-Scale K-27 #463 “Mudhen”
The premier German model train company Bachmann spared no attention do detail on this beauty!
This 1:20.3 scale locomotive is perfect for backyard tight curves as tight as 8 feet! Running on 45 mm gauge track, it can handle a lot of different terrain with it’s custom built Pittman electric motor.
It has a double shafted machined flywheel and numerous die-cast parts including valve gear, side rods, and counter weights.
The price range for this beauty is around $800 and comes in weighing a whopping 36 pounds!
She measure 38 inches long including the tender.
This locomotive is representative of the early Denver & Rio Grande Railroad when they ordered 15 of these 2-8-2 narrow gauge locomotives back in 1903. The were eventually nicknamed “mudhens” by their crews due to way they sort of waddled down the track while moving along.
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