The Stainz Locomotive
|Model Number:||2020D, 2317/6|
The Stainz does not really run under a road name, though it does have "LGB" written on the sides. It has a headlight, a taillight, and a smoke generator. Due to a lack of space, we had to install the decoder in the cab. The Stainz did not come with a sound unit; we have an LGB Steam Sound Car that we sometimes run behind the Stainz. The only problem we've had with the Stainz is that one of the cabin handles has broken from its bottom hold (as seen in the picture). We have tried gluing back on but have not had much luck in getting it to stay.
The PrototypeIn 1892, the Krauss locomotive works built four small steam locomotives for the railways of Austria's Styrian region. One of these short tank engines, the "Stainz," is the oldest surviving narrow gauge steam locomotive in Austria. This type of steam engine, with four drive wheels but no leading or trailing wheels, was generally used for switching. By the turn of the twentieth century, the 0-4-0 was superseded by a 0-6-0 locomotive due to its better tractive effort.
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