Swedish Railway Models – Steam Locomotives

E

Between 1907 and 1920, 130 steam locomotives type E were delivered to SJ. Manufacturers were Nya AB Atlas in Stockholm, Nydqvist & Holm AB in Trollhättan, Vagn och Maskinfabriken in Falun and AB Motala Verkstad. The two cylinders were placed inside the framework and the boilers were constructed with superheaters. The locomotives were delivered with three-axle tenders. The last E locomotives were taken out of service in 1972.

  • Jeco teamed up with Liliput to produce a model of the E loco from 2017.

E2

In order to improve riding properties and increase speed, a total of 90 0-8-0 locomotives type E were rebuilt by extending the framework, installing a front pony truck (thus 2-8-0) and advancing the steam boiler in the framework (during 1935-51). In addition to three-axle tenders type L, four-axle tenders type A and three-axle tenders type C2 were used with the E2. E2 1194 pulled as the last active steam operating locomotive passenger train for SJK on March 31, 1972. Many locomotives went to the strategic reserve in the 1960s.

  • Jeco Teamed up with Liliput to produce a model of the E2 loco from 2019.

F

The “F” class steam locomotive was Sweden’s largest steam locomotive, with 4-6-2 wheel arrangement (2C1 in European terms). 
Many were sent to Denmark, where they became the class “E,” but at least two are now back in Sweden, preserved.  Locomotive number 1200 had the misfortune of being involved in Sweden’s worst rail incident in 1918, which claimed the lives of 42 people.  (It was rebuilt, however, and is now one of the preserved examples in Sweden.)

  • Heljan has recently produced a ready-to-run model of the “F” locomotive, but it is a very poor performer.
  • Keyser produced a kit for the “F” locomotive from 1981.

Ga

A German 0-8-0 design, imported by the Swedish railways.

  • Fleischmann produce a model of this locomotive, but although available with Swedish markings, the fittings are not typical of the Swedish examples.
  • Piko also produced the Ga, in a Swedish livery as locomotive No. 1423,
  • Märklin have recently produced the Ga also, but as a very limited edition for their 3-rail system only.
  • Trix have also produced a very limited edition 2-rail version of the Märklin model.

K24

Like many other private railways, the Nässjö-Oskarshamns Järnväg took advantage of the low locomotive prices in Germany after the First World War and ordered a new shunting locomotive from Orenstein & Koppel in Berlin.

To keep the price low, the locomotive was built according to the Prussian state railways’ famous T3 type for shunting and local trains, which was a proven, albeit ancient, construction. The locomotive was thus designed as a tank with coal storage in front of the cab and the firebox behind the rearmost axle. The locomotive was also the only normal gauge O&K locomotive owned by a Swedish railway. At the nationalisation, the locomotive became SJ type K24 and given the number 1776 (previously NOJ 29). It survived until 1964.

  • Liliput made a model of the Prussian T3 type, and therefore as SJ K24, but the number decals had the number 1775 (which was a solitary K23 – a Nydqvist & Holm six-coupled saddle tank)!

Sa

A popular 2-6-2 locomotive, of which there were many derivatives.

  • Märklin produced this model quite recently, but only in a set with three wooden bodied coaches.
  • Trix released the Märklin set as a 2-rail version.