Wartime Emergency Order
During World War II, Queensland Railways were pushed to the limit transporting troops and supplies, and because the Australian and British works could not fulfil requirements, a request was made to the United States government under lend-lease terms.
In April 1942, the American Standardisation Committee designed a 2-8-2 locomotive for use in all parts of the world. The first five units were shipped to Brisbane in May 1943 from the Baldwin Locomotive Company.
Entering service on 26 June 1943, the locomotive was known as the American C16 (AC16).
The kit of castings includes all major castings to make this model, larger items are cast iron and smaller trim and decorative pieces are cast bronze.
Boiler is not included but we can offer assistance if required.
The 5 inch gauge locomotive dimensions are as follows:
- Length of Locomotive 1300mm
- Length of Tender 990mm
- Width 280mm
- Height 430mm
- Driving Wheel Diameter 152mm
Individual parts will be available on this site soon. For the moment, please print our order form to purchase individual parts.
Contact us for current prices on casting sets