At the start of this year, we were delighted to be appointed as the exclusive UK retailer for the forthcoming Chrezo Sarl 140C 2-8-0 loco and tender. At the time, with all the uncertainty about lockdowns and 3 day weeks in Hong Kong and China, we decided to keep the news fairly low key.
With some rare good news, Chrezo have advised that they are now expecting delivery of the four different liveried models in July. Allowing for some slippage, we are very hopeful that we will have stock and be filling advance orders during August, and should have models for sale at Guildex at the start of September.
Order forms can be found here
The full specification is
Model assembled and painted, ready to run in four different liveries with appropriate variations of chimney, tender, safety valves and smoke box door.
Frame of the locomotive and the tender in cast pewter
Cast metal wheels with burnished steel straps
Boiler, cab, decking and tender body in moulded plastic
Scale valve gear, with correct varying thicknesses of different connecting rods
Powerful 12V DC motor with invisible flywheel (housed in the boiler and firebox)
Electrical pickup from all driving wheels and those of the tender
Reversible lighting (white only) by LED.
Many other details included (backhead, whistle, handrails, control wheels, sand pipes … etc)
Easy disconnection of the machine and the tender (mechanically and electrically)
Photoetched parts (catenary protection grid of the carport, license plates, etc.).
Screw couplings sprung on the front cross member of the locomotive and rear of the tender. – Unified spring buffers.
Optional Lenz coupling for the tender supplied.
Socket for decoder and location for loudspeaker in the tender allowing quick and easy fitting (ESU type L)