Product Features and Details
In 1908 Kaiser Franz Josef commissioned Karl Gölsdorf to built a new express locomotive to pull his Royal Court train. The locomotive had to be powerful and fast. Karl Gölsdorf met the challenge and delivered the 306 class. The Austrian 306 Class 4-4-0 steam locomotive was exquisite; it featured very large drivers, powerful pistons and smooth lines. Karl Gölsdorf was the most accomplished Austrian locomotive designer. He designed many famous locomotives like the 180, 210, 310, 380, 470 etc. His designs has some unique characteristics like long slanted boilers and golden domes.The 306 was such a success that many more were built and they were placed in service to pull the famous "Orient Express" across Europe. The model of the 306 is handmade in brass; it features full cab interior, functional boiler hatch with full boiler details and a brushless, ironless bell motor. This model is a masterpiece and it features too many technical and optical details to list.