About Steam Engine Px48 including pictures of a prototype that is located in Marki Poland where a significant narrow gauge line served the area.
The picture at the right shows a picture of a Px48 from the Sochaczew narrow gauge railroad museum.
The Px48 is based on the plans used to build the Px29. These plans were recovered from the Fablok factory after the end of WWII.
It might be said that the Px48 is an improved version of the Px29.
It was built in two versions. The Px48 had a four axle tender and with a three axle tender it was designated Px49. The Px49 was built generally for export.
With a superheater and improved firebox, it was economical to operate. It could haul 300 ton trains at 25 km/hr. It carried enough coal and water to be able to travel 65 km.
The floorplate was well laid out and the crew had easy access to everything in the cab.
Here are videos of the engine in operation.
Between 1948 and 1955, 214 were produced.
The major upgrade was in the superheater and domed furnace.
It was initially built for 750 mm (PKP) and 785 mm (Upper Silesian narrow-gauge railway – Railway and Industry) track. Between 1969 and 1974 some were built for 1000 mm track to be used at Piaseczno and Gryfice Koszalin.
History Of Px48
What follows is information about the model plans that you can use to model the Px48 and a link to where you may purchase that model.
Plans To Build Px48
You get plans to model this Polish narrow gauge steam engine Px48
This is what the model looks like when completed
You get a book of plans and information, including specifications, about the engine.
The plans offer modelers and collectors the opportunity to build a highly detailed, museum quality, replica of the original locomotive. The model can be made using 1 mm card stock, styrene, or brass. The basic instructions in the book focus on card stock construction. Just substitute the material of your choice.
The resulting model is a highly detailed 1 to 25 scale replica of the original engine.
Here is a video review of the Px48 plan book.
Here are images of some of the pages in the book. They show the visual instructions, text information and instructions plus some of the pages with cutouts.
Do watch the video for complete information.
Px48 Plan Book Detail
Plan book title – Polski Parowoz Waskotorowy Z 1948 Roku
Number/size of the sheets with parts to cut out: 11 x A3
Number/size of the sheets with 3-D instruction drawings: 7 x A3
1 Pageï¿½ A3 with colour side view of the locomotive
Model is much detailed, simplified version, however, can be built
Difficulty level of the model in 1-5 scale: 5 from 1-very simple to 5-very complicated)
Length of the model: 515 mm
Author: Jan KoÅ‚odziejÂ
You may purchase the model plan book here. Px48
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