QJ (China) Gas Fired Ceramic Burner
The QJ was designed in 1956 and is the most powerful steam locomotive In China. Production of the QJ ceased in 1988 with a total of 4707 units having been made.
Some of the QJs were sold to America Railroad Development Corporation: No 6988 and 7081 arrived in USA in June 2006running on the Iowa State Railroad and 7081 was assigned to R J Corman Railroad Group.
- (LxWxH) 911.9mm x 105.5mm x 149.7mm (six axle tender)
- 813.2mm x 15.5mm x 149.mm (4 axle tender)
- Fuel: ceramic burner, butane gas. (or coal fired)
- Two cylinders, riving wheels: 46.8mm
- Minimum radius: 2 meters
- Boiler working pressure: 60psi
- This model has 60%-100% larger drawbar pull than any other similar Gauge 1 live steam locomotive.
- Running time is 70 minutes.
- Boiler has 5 inside fore tubes and burner can be viewed from firebox window.
- Working whistle
- Radio control fitted.
- Double safety valve 60psi-75psi
- Axle pump and hand pump.
The QJ model won the prize for having the greatest drawbar at the International Small Scale Steam Up at Diamondhead USA 2015