Product Features and Details
Lematec recently introduced a new line of models under the brand Modelbex. Modelbex models are built like brass models with the same amount of detail but at more affordable prices. The new French 231G is an incredible new model with acceptional detail. It features all metal construction, powerful brushless ironless motor with flywheels, DCC ESU Loksound decoder with an extensive sound library. Model also is equipped with functional lights and sprung loaded puffers.
Prototype: The 231 G was a series of 4-6-2 Steam Locomotives of the Chemin de Fer de l'État ("the État"). 283 engines of this series were built starting in 1914, with deliveries from 1916 through 1923. They replaced and supplemented the 231 B that had a tendency to derail. The class was numbered 231-501 to 231-783 by the État and 231 G 501 to 231 G 783 by the SNCF.The engines were famous for their service on passenger trains, notably on the Paris-Le Havre and Paris-Le Mans-Rennes expresses. After World War I other companies received 231-500s thanks to government aid. They were designated 231 TP for Travaux Publics (Public Works), the former name of the Ministry of Transport.
The 231 G was rated at 2,200 hp (1,600 kW). Engine 231-523 was modified in 1929 from four cylinders to three, and had Lentz valves fitted.