Accucraft Trains - Ruby 0-4-0, Freelance, KIT, Live Steam. Ruby is a freelance, gauge 1, 1:20.3 scale, live-steam locomotive based on Baldwin practice. It has been designed to be both simple to operate and sophisticated enough to satisfy more experienced modelers.
With proper care, Ruby should give years of service in the garden. Operating a live-steam locomotive is much different from running an electrically powered engine. It is a more hands-on, interactive experience. The locomotive must be periodically fueled, oiled, and watered. As supplied, Ruby is manually controlled, which means that you must actually drive the locomotive using the controls in the cab, just as you would a full-size engine.
The performance of the engine is also unlike electric locomotives. Grades and sharp curves will diminish its capability. A good engineer will learn the engine's characteristics and idiosyncrasies over time, to get the best performance and longest duration from it.
1:20.3 Scale / 45 mm Gauge. Brass & Stainless Steel Construction. AC77-011 Ruby #1 Kit, Black, No Pressure Gauge, Live Steam. AC77-013 Ruby #2 Kit, Red, No Pressure Gauge, Live Steam. The item "Accucraft Trains Ruby 0-4-0, Freelance, KIT, Live Steam" is in sale since Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\1 Gauge\Locomotives". The seller is "accucraftestore" and is located in Union City, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.