#R NCB Janus 0 6 0 Diesel - DCC Fitted

 

GV2012X

#R NCB Janus 0 6 0 Diesel - DCC Fitted
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#R NCB Janus 0 6 0 Diesel - DCC Fitted

Scale: OO

Dark Blue National Coal Board livery on this Janus Industrial 0-6-0 diesel locomotive.


Model Specification:
5 pole motor
DCC Fitted
Accurate model with fine detail bodywork.
NEM coupler pockets.

About the Janus Locomotive:
The Yorkshire Engine Company Janus was a line of 0-6-0 wheel arrangement, diesel-electric locomotives that weighed 48 long tons (49 tonnes; 54 short tons) and had a maximum speed of 23 mph (37 km/h). The two Rolls-Royce C6SFL diesel engines gave a total power output of 400 hp (300 kW). Each engine had its cooling system at the outer end, and the its generator at the inner end. There were two traction motors, each being powered by one generator, thus simplifying the electrical system.

Production began in 1956, and ended in 1965

Eventually, 102 Janus locomotives were built: mostly for the British steel industry, but other customers included Imperial Chemical Industries (12 locomotives), the Port of London Authority (10), and the National Coal Board (7). Three locomotives were exported.


In 2008, 23 were still in industrial service, and seven had entered preservation.

The name Janus is from the two-faced god Janus: the locomotive was symmetrical with two 'faces'. The similarity in power and speed would indicate that this type of locomotive could have been use in a similar role to the British Rail Class 08 shunter. In recent years Class 08 shunters owned by EWS have replaced Janus locomotives on some industrial railways.
one model was loaned to BR for tests.

Source:
Wikipedia published under the Creative Commons Licence

DCC Specification, Fitted with a Gaugemaster DCC22 decoder.
Key Features:

Smooth Operation
14/28 Speed Steps
Plug and Play
Transponder ID-equipped
All Mode Programming
Decoder Reset CV
Motor Isolation Protection
Advanced Consisting
2 and 4 Digit Addressing
DCC Compatabile

Specifications:

Current Rating: 1a (2a Peak)
Functions: 2 (0.5a)
Brand: GVH
Supplier Code: GV2012X

x £117.00