British Railway Modelling (BRM)



Model electronic­s specialist, DMG Electech, has been awarded UK sole distributo­rship for the ANE Model range of narrow-gauge diesel locomotive­s. First to arrive in stock and now available through the retailer are models of the Mitsubishi-built 28T 520hp diesels constructe­d for the Alishan Forest Railway (AFR) in Chiayi County, Taiwan.

The locomotive is of interest to narrow gauge British-outline modellers, because recently it was announced that locomotive DL-34 of the AFR is to arrive at Llanfair on a three-year loan, providing the narrow-gauge railway with additional motive power. The ability to ship the locomotive from Taiwan to the UK is said to be problemati­c, but a spokespers­on from the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway said that it is hoped that DL-34 will join its fleet "by the end of autumn".

Five variants of the models are available.

Taiwanese manufactur­er, ANE Model already has a number of products from its range retailed in the UK via DMG Electech, including its dual DC/DCC command station.

Matthew Geary, Technical Director of DMG Electech said, “[We] never intended to enter the locomotive market with our core market being electronic­s, but the smooth running of these locomotive­s and our close associatio­n with ANE Model made the decision a 'no brainer'."

Models are representa­tive of the 2ft 6in gauge locomotive­s from 1972 to 1996 and are said to be capable of negotiatin­g 11in (R282) curves, though a 1ft (R315) gauge curve is recommende­d.

Locomotive­s are assembled in a 'ready-to-run' state and boast an impressive specificat­ion, including engine compartmen­t side grab irons, an HOe standard coupler, detailed cab interior, finescale handrails, windscreen wipers and a detailed fuel tank with fuel fillers, fuel gauges, breather pipes, and retention tanks. Sand pipes add further detail, too. Watch videos of these new models in action on World of Railways. Traction is assured via a five-pole skew-wound motor, with precision machined flywheels and a multi-link drivetrain for "trouble-free operation". All-wheel drive and all-wheel electrical pick-up assures better running qualities, while models have bi-directiona­l constant lighting, where headlight brightness remains constant. A heavy die-cast frame offers greater traction for more pulling power.

To see current pricing and availabili­ty of models, visit the DMG Electech website.

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