A&G Price Da 8

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Year built

1951

Builder

A&G Price, Thames, NZ

Type/Class

Da

Wheel Arrangement

0-4-0 DM

Gauge

2ft 0in

Number

Price #168 / Da 8

 

Length

12ft ½ in or 3.65m

Height

6ft 9in or 2m (to top of cab as original)

Width

4ft or 1.22m (cab sides)

Weight

6.5 imperial ton (as built)

Wheelbase

~4ft or 1.2m (variable)

Engine

Leyland O.300, 300ci / 4.9L,inline 6, 75hp, water cooled, direct injection diesel

Gearbox

Manual Leyland Comet truck gearbox, non-synchronised, 3 speed (4th locked out)

Transmission

Forward+reverse gearbox drives twin chains to rear axle, single chain to front axle from rear axle.

Braking (original)

Loco braking via hand wheel in centre of cab

Braking (current)

Straight air train brakes set up for spring apply and air pressure release by truck brake cylinder

Couplers (original)

Pin and chain

Couplers (current)

“Chopper” hook+buffer

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