A logical addition to offering a Pacitic was to also offer a Light Hudson. The New York Central Railroad bestowed the name "Hudson" in honor of the river that paralleled that railroad’s Water Level Route. The 4-6-4 was basically an extended Pacific, but the four-wheel trailing truck and larger firebox enabled the engine to produce more steam and attain higher speeds than the 4-6-2. Over 500 Hudsons saw service in North America. On railroads such as the New York Central, Lackawanna, Nickel Plate Road, CB&Q, Sante Fe, Milwaukee Road, C&O and more.
The running gear of our Hudson will model a great many different engines and , as with our Light Northern, we offer the option of the three-axle Commonwealth or Buckeye tender trucks. This engine is a good steamer and will haul consistently heavy loads.
|Engine Length||84 inches|
|Tender Length||56 inches|
|Weight (Engine Only)||900 pounds|
|Track Gauge||7-1/4 or 7 1/2 inches|
|Bore & Stroke||2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches|
|Valves||1-3/8" diameter piston|
|Fuel||Coal, Oil, or LPG|
|Boiler||10-3/4 inch diameter|
|Minimum Turning Radius||45 feet|