Roundhouse Engineering introduces “Davenport”

08 January 2020
Doncaster firm Roundhouse has announced their latest 16mm scale live steam locomotive, the American outline "Davenport".

The Davenport Locomotive Works started producing these, 0-4-0 saddle tank locos in the early 1900s for industrial uses. While the majority of these engines were built for American clients they found their way all over the globe to places such as: Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Cuba and Europe.


Because dozens of these locos were produced for a variety of purposes Roundhouse have designed this loco to be their interpretation of prototypical examples.



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  • Internal gas firing using the ‘FG’ type burner

  • Outside framed 0-4-0 chassis with Roundhouse Internal Walschaerts valve gear

  • Exhaust enhancer

  • Water top-up system and water gauge

  • Controls fitted as standard are :- steam regulator, safety valve, pressure gauge, displacement lubricator, gas regulator and reversing gear

  • Glazed cab spectacles

  • Full radio control is available for both regulator and reversing valve gear using 2.4GHz R/C

  • Gauge adjustable between 32mm and 45mm

  • Optional insulated wheels available

  • Available with a choice of matt black or silver smokebox, matt black or red oxide roof and the bodywork in any of the standard Roundhouse colours


Delivery is expected September 2020. Full details are available on the Roundhouse Engineering website.



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