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SNCF 241 P  4-8-2

 

This French 4-8-2 four cylinder compound locomotive represents the most advanced and highly detailed European model built by Aster Hobby Co. Inc. of Japan. 

 

Short History of the SNCF 241P

 

In October of 1945, the French National Railways SNCF ordered 35 four cylinder compound mountain type (4-8-2) locomotives form Schneider locomotive works in Creusot. The locomotives were to serve in express passenger service and had to pull a 750 ton train at 120 km/hr. sustained speed. Primary field of operation was on the Paris - Lion , Paris - Dijon - Marseille, Paris - Chaumont - Mulhouse and Paris - Lion - Mediterranee lines. Several locomotives were equipped with different tenders to full-fill the demands of their assigned territory. All of them featured mechanical coal stokers. Because of their excellent performance record they remained in service long into electrification of the railroad with the last locomotive retired in 1973. Four examples survive today in preserved / operational condition.

 

Technical Specifications

 

Scale/Gauge

1/32 

Weight

 

Length

860 mm 

Width

92mm 

Height

133.5mm 

Wheel Arrangement

4-8-2 MOUNTAIN type 

Driving Wheel

cast iron, dia 61.6mm  

Pilot and Trailer Truck Wheel

cast iron, pilot wheel : dia 29mm/Trailer: 42.2mm  

Tender Truck Wheel

cast iron, dia 38mm 

Axle Driven Pump

Bore 3 mm  Ram Stroke 18 mm  

Cylinder

HPBore 10mm  Stroke 18mm/ LPBore 13mm  Stroke 21mm  

Valve Gear

Walschaerts' valve gear  

Boiler Type

Locomotive 

Water Capacity

380cc 

Boiler Fittings

 

whistle, two safety valves, pressure gauge, regulator/blower valve, check valve, blow down valve , superheater  

 

Lubricator

Roscoe displacement type  

Tender

 

Hand operation pump BORE 11 mm STROKE 12 mm

9V Battery box 

 

Water Tank Capacity

500ml 

Fuel

Coal or Alcohol  

Fuel Capacity

340ml 

Minimum Radius

2 meters 

Lighting

 

Battery powered LED headlights, tender lights,

drive train side lights

 

 

 

 

Aster SNCF 241 P

 

241P 1st layout test

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241 P coal firing - August 2012 

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"An endurance test of SNCF 241P"

Kyoto, Japan - June 2012

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241 P 17 im Elsass

Prototype

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