Steam Engine NS 8107

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Steam locomotive NS 8107 of the Dutch Railways

Steam locomotive with real moving driving rods and wheels with O-rings for extra traction. No motor included. You need a PU or PF train motor or dummy motor to build it. For a running PU train you need to place the PU Hub (88009) in a carriage. For a running PF train you need to place the PF IR Receiver (8884) in the steam locomotive itself and the PF Battery Box (88000 or 8878) in a carriage. As carriage for the PU Hub or the PF Battery Box you can use the ‘Guards and Luggage Van of the Dutch Railways’.

History
The Dutch Class 8100 steam locomotives were built in 1901-1907. In total 30 of these locomotives were built. They served as shunting engines at several freight stations throughout the Netherlands. Their nickname was ‘Kikker’ (frog in English) because of their jumpy driving behavior which was caused by their relatively heavy driving rods in combination with the short axle distance. They stayed in service until 1952. Some numbers: The Class 8100 could carry 2 m3 of water and 0.8 tons of coal. The overall weight is about 33 tons and the engine measures 7.5 m in length. The maximum speed is 45 km/h. The 8107 is the oldest still driving steam locomotive built in the Netherlands. After the Dutch Railways stopped using the 8100 series, the 8107 was sold to the Verenigde Coöperatieve Suikerfabrieken (Joint Cooperative Sugar Factories). In 1968 the engine was donated to the local museum railway line in Haaksbergen (https://www.museumbuurtspoorweg.nl). After a renovation which started in 1973 and took 14 years the engine was put back into service in 1987. Initially the engine was painted in the typical apple green color scheme of the State Railways where she served from 1901-1918. In January 2015 the engine was taken out of service due to a boiler overhaul. On April 26, 2018 she was put into service again but now in the dark green color scheme of the Dutch Railways where she served from 1918-1952.

Type of track: RC, 9V, 12V
Dimensions (L x D x H): 16,4 x 6,9 x 10,0 cm / 6.5 x 2.7 x 3.9 inch
Number of Parts: 367 + 4 stickers
Includes: Stickered box, Building instruction, List of parts, Stickers
Optional: Dummy motor
Type of instructions: CD
Gross weight complete set: 296 gram / 10.5 ounce
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