Product Features and Details
Prototype: The Austrian OBB class 651 heavy articulate Mallet was originally a Hungarian locomotive. It was built by Maschinenfabrik MAV Budapest in 1911 and remained in service until after WWII. The class 661 was fitted with a class 'M' three axle tender and a large air tank on top of the boiler. This version of the class 651 was Austrian locomotive which was occuplied by the Russians, it remained in service until 1962. The class 651 was a strong locomotive and used for medium and heavy freight service through out Austria.
Model: Micro Metakit first introduced the plans to build this model in 2004. Articulated Mallet locomotives have always been considered the most interesting types of steam locomotives. Micro Metakit's class 651 will be a HANDMADE functional work of art. The locomotive will be constructed out of brass with extensive detai and painted in a black livery. It will be fully articulated just like the prototype. Model will feature full interior cab details, sprung loaded puffers, functional boiler door and much more. Six versions will be produced but they are very limited, only about 300 will be produced worldwide. Model will be delivered sometime in September of 2009.