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E134 - SAR GCA Garratt 2-6-2+2-6-2

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The sole rights to the DJH HO SAR range have been purchased by Precision Miniatures.

DJH will continue to provide kit sales on behalf of the new owner Precision Minitures for the foreseeable future. So you can order as normal securely via this website or contact our Sales office E: T: +44 (0)1207 500050

Precision Miniatures have over 10 years of specialising in supplying the range ready to run and shipping worldwide with a full 12 month workmanship warranty.

The GCA Ready to run is supplied with both chassis powered by high quality Mashima 1020 motor and 50:1 reduction gearboxes. The loco is offered in 12mm gauge ( Hon3.5) and 16.5mm (HO) . The locomotive can have an ESU loksound decoder fitted during construction along with directional lighting. The decoder is programmed to have the correct SAR steam whistle and dual exhaust beat characteristic of articulated locomotives. The speaker is fitted in the ashpan and the decoder in the boiler.Non decoder locomotives do not have directional lighting installed.

Prices built Ready to Run from  GB£593.00 (Subject to exchange rate fluctuation at the point of order , contact us using the details below for a firm price and delivery date). 

For further details on services and cost contact ...


Mobile: +27 82 7805 5110 During office Hours ( South African Standard Time)

Office : + 27 11 792 2260 During Office Hours 

Precision Miniatures . 9 Samantha Street. Strijdom. Randburg. South Africa. 

In 1927 the South African Railways placed thirteen Class GCA Garratt articulated steam locomotives with a 2-6-2+2-6-2 wheel arrangement in branch line service. Another twenty-six locomotives were acquired in 1928. They were manufactured by Friedrich Krupp AG of Essen in Germany and built in two batches numbered, 2190 to 2202 and 2600 to 2625. The locomotives from the first batch worked on the Natal South Coast line, while the second batch could be found working around Pietermaritzburg on the Donnybrook to Underberg and Greytown to Mount Alida branch lines. Some also ended up at Nelspruit in the Eastern Transvaal Lowveld for service on the Graskop branch line. By 1973, the thirty-nine original members of the Class had dwindled to seven, all stationed at Mason’s Mill in Pietermaritzburg, all being withdrawn from service in October 1975.  

Kit features: Cast Cab Roof, Backhead, Steam dome, Chimney, Coal, Lower Firebox, Cylinders and various other parts.  Brass and Nickel Silver Etched parts include; Pre-rolled Boiler/Firebox/Smokebox, Cab, Footplate, Coal Bunker back and sides, Water Tank, pre-assembled Valvegear, Chassis frames and other smaller parts.  There is also some small fine cast brass fittings. Also comes with Motor/Gearbox, Wheels, Number/Builders Plates.Only requires couplings, transfers, solder and paint to complete.

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Price: £456.50

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