Howard Petrol Shunter (Early)
During the 1920s and early 1930s the firm of J&F Howard produced a number of diminutive petrol shunting engines. These locomotives were marketed as a cheap and easy solution to shunting private sidings providing savings on larger steam locomotives. The sales brochure stated:
The Howard Loco has several exclusive features: Specially strong steam Loco type frame, Engine and Gear Box mounted on sub-frame, Patent Single Lever Control for Gear Box, Patent Eccentric Chain Adjustment, Spring Shock Absorbers, Roller and Ball Bearings throughout. It is, moreover, definitely guaranteed to give you satisfaction.
Standard gauge locos were available in 7 to 12 ton variants with between 41 and 80 horsepower outputs provided by Dorman six cylinder side valve engines.
This model is based on the early type model and fits on a modified Hornby Ruston 48DS chassis. Instructions can be seen here
To fit, this chassis requires the electronic circuitry for the DCC decoder fitting to be removed and some soldering.
Please note: this will void any warranty and will also make DCC fitting a difficult challenge (we are sure someone will find a way).
This 4mm scale kit comes complete with everything you will need to complete a finished body except for the chassis (and glue + paint).
Included in the kit are:
- Main body
- Separate cab roof
- Handrail wire
- Cosmetic drawhooks
- Footplate crew (from our own range)
- Fixing nuts and bolts
This kit is designed for ease of assembly and requires only very simple hand tools, glue, paint and a little patience to complete.This item is printed to order.