Etat 4-6-2 locomotive 231-612 (Marescot)

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Etat 4-6-2 locomotive 231-612 (Marescot)

Marescot ETAT locomotive 231-612 valve gear detail.jpg (i)

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Arch Two , Area 14
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A very nice, very dark green electric gauge 0 model of a French "Chemins de Fer de l'État" 4-6-2 locomotive numbered 231-612, with gold lining and eight-wheel tender number 22120.

The locomotive was made by Marescot in around ~1930, and heads up a full rake of Marescot-built coaches.

Marescot Etat, side-detail showing valve gear
Marescot "Etat" gauge 0 locomotive 231-612. This loco is directly behind glass in a cabinet in Arch Two, and is fairly easy to see up-close ... but the exterior spotlighting at this location makes it difficult to photograph

Classification

The "231" represents a French classification system, which notes the number of wheels visible on one side of a locomotive rather than the total ... so where this locomotive would be referred to by British enthusiasts using "Whyte notation" as a "4-6-2" locomotive (or more cryptically, as having a "Pacific" configuration), some of their French counterparts would have referred to it as a "231".

Catalogue entry (MRAC Paris, 1933)

LOCOMOTIVE TYPE PACIFIC

dernier modèle des chemins de fer français. Ecartement 0 (35 m/m).

No 231. – Locomotive 3 essieux couplés, boggie avant et essieu porteur arrière. tender à boggies. Phare à l’avant de la machine.
Longueur : 52 cm. – Haut. 10 cm. – Largeur . 7.5 cm. – Poids : 2 kilogs.
Cette machine est le modèle de locomotive moderne le plus finement exécuté à ce jour, pour l'écartement 0. Le prototype a été fidèlement reproduit dans tous ses détails, y compris la coulisse de "Waelschaerts" dont le mouvement est très attrayant tant pour l'enfant que pour l'amateur. Le moteur particulièrement soigné est à 3 essieux couplés par engrenages assurant une adhérence parfaite.

Ses caractéristiques sont:

  • Inversion du sens de marche automatique par la manette du rhéostat ou à la main sur la machine, à la volonté de l'opérateur.
  • Interrupteur permettant d'immobiliser la machine lorsque le courant est sur la voie.
  • Roues en fonte spéciale incassable et très résistante à l’usure au roulement.
  • Prise de courant nouveau système indéformable à galets.
  • Le Corps de la Machine est finement estampe en métal epais, avec garnitures nickelées. La peinture est vert foncé avec filets jaune et or, l'avant et les bordures en noir.
  • Le Tender est à 2 boggies et la caisse comporte des boîtes s'ouvrant.

Ce modèle. saisissant de réalité, constitue un cadeau splendide.

Fourni en carton cloisonné bois. Pour courant de 20 v. continu ou alternatif. 830.


PACIFIC TYPE LOCOMOTIVE

latest model of the French railways. 0 gauge (35 m/m).=

No. 231 - Locomotive 3 axles, bogie and rear-wheel trailer. Bogied tender. Front headlight.
Length: 52 cm. - High. 10 cm. - Width. 7.5 cm. - Weight: 2 kilos.
This machine is the epitome of a modern locomotive as finely executed to date to gauge 0. The prototype has been faithfully reproduced in every detail, including the sliding "Waelschaerts" valve gear whose movement is very attractive both for children and for the enthusiast. The engine is particularly fine with 3 axles coupled by gears for perfect adhesion.

Its features are:

  • Auto-reverse by the rheostat handle or manually on the machine, at the owner's choice.
  • Switch to stop the machine when the power is on.
  • Wheels that are unbreakable and highly resistant to wear. special castings.
  • New deformable roller bearings system.
  • The body of the machine is finely embossed in thick metal with nickel plated trim. The paint is dark green with yellow and gold lining, over black edging.
  • The Tender is two-bogied and the body includes opening compartments.
This model, approaching the real thing, is a splendid gift.

Supplied in partitioned cardboard box. For electric supply 20V DC or AC. 830.

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