The G 12 steam locomotive has World War I to thank for its birth in 1917, when a heavy freight locomotive was urgently needed in large numbers. Indeed, it came too late for use in the war, yet it proved itself marvelously and by 1925, 1,500 units had left the builders’ factories. It is thus no wonder that the G 12 formed the backbone of the DRG’s heavy freight service in the Twenties and Thirties.
Prototype: Royal Prussian Railroad Administration (K.P.E.V.) class G 12 (later the class 58.10-21) steam freight locomotive. With gas lighting and a Prussian type pr. 3T 20 tender. The locomotive looks as it did shortly after being delivered by Borsig in 1917. Locomotive 10.282 in the delivery book for A. Borsig Works, Berlin-Tegel, Germany.
Model: The locomotive and tender are constructed chiefly of die-cast metal. The locomotive has a built-in digital decoder for operation with DCC, Selectrix, and Selectrix 2. The motor has a flywheel, mounted in the boiler. The locomotive and the tender are close coupled. 5 axles powered by means of side rods. Traction tires. Length over the buffers 116 mm / 4-9/16″.