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Davenport Switcher Locomotive

2.5" Scale Davenport Narrow Gauge Switching Locomotive
Electric or Gas/Hydraulic Powered

Davenport Switching Locomotive

Davenport Locomotive Works of Davenport, IA, produced all manner of industrial locomotives. These included steam (both conventional and fireless), gas and diesel mechanicals, hydraulic, and electric drives. They ranged in size from 4 to 112 tons. In the early 1950’s, they purchased the H.K. Porter company. All production ended a few years later, however.

R.M.I.’s 2½” scale models are based on Davenport’s 25-35 ton units. These locomotives are built in both 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 configurations as were the originals. Our units are offered in both electric and gas / hydraulic versions. The electric locos have two of our industrial motor / gear box assemblies, and our 160 amp power module. These units are exceptionally smooth and powerful. The gas / hydraulic models feature a 5½ hp Honda industrial engine with electric starting, low oil monitor, combo tach/hour meter standard. The drive system utilizes a hydrostatic transmission, and includes a thermostatically controlled oil cooler.

As with all R.M.I. all products, the locomotive structure is all steel, with a real riveted cab. These units are intended for serious work and extended duty applications.

Locomotive Features

Davenport Switching Locomotive
  • Solid riveted cab All steel construction Axle-mounted, heavy duty industrial gear boxes 5/8 hp, continuous-duty, 4-brush 24Vdc motors Solid-state programmable control and power modules
  • Options:
Locomotive Specifications  
Standard Features 0-4-0 0-6-0
Number of 5/8 HP motors 2 2
Powered Axles 2 3
Power Module Rating 160 Amp 160 Amp
Battery Positions 2, 4, or 6 2, 4, or 6
Length 49" 49"
Width 20" 20"
Height 30" 30"
Approx. Wt. w/o Batteries 220 lbs. 225 lbs.
Approx. Wt. w/ Batteries 295-445 lbs. 330-480 lbs.
  Also available as a gas/hydraulic unit powered by a Honda 5.5 hp electric-start engine, hydrostatic pump and one hydraulic motor.
Also available as a gas/hydraulic unit powered by a Honda 5.5 hp electric-start engine, hydrostatic pump and one hydraulic motor.
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