Feldbahn 0-10-0 Locomotives in Japan


Class Details by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

Class E 103 (Locobase 6388)

Data from diagram UG Type 163, Societe Alsacienne de Construction Mecaniques from SACM locomotive book supplied by Dany Machi up at [] as

Diagrammes des machines SACM construites a GRAFENSTADEN (October 2007).

[] devotes itself to the preservation of light military rail equipment. One of their prizes is miniature decapod, originally built for the Japanese military railway by Orenstein & Koppel (works #11073). After World War II, the E 103 saw duty in several locales including an industrial park in Chiba, the Seibu Unesco Park railway in 1971, and ultimately a railway in Hokkaido.

In 2002, the feldbahn club bought the locomotive and had it shipped to Germany on the Hyundai Federal. (Thus, a Korean-built, owned, and operated ship brought an ex-Japanese Army locomotive to the Germany of its origins.)

Principal Dimensions by Steve Llanso of Sweat House Media

ClassE 103
Locobase ID6388
RailroadFeldbahn
CountryJapan
Whyte0-10-0T
Number in Class
Road Numbers
Gauge60 cm
Number Built
BuilderSACM
Year1925
Valve GearHeusinger
Locomotive Length and Weight
Driver Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.82 / 2.99
Engine Wheelbase (ft / m) 9.82 / 2.99
Ratio of driving wheelbase to overall engine wheelbase1
Overall Wheelbase (engine & tender) (ft / m) 9.82 / 2.99
Axle Loading (Maximum Weight per Axle) (lbs / kg)
Weight on Drivers (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Engine Weight (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Tender Loaded Weight (lbs / kg)
Total Engine and Tender Weight (lbs / kg)33,069 / 15,000
Tender Water Capacity (gals / ML)290 / 1.10
Tender Fuel Capacity (oil/coal) (gals/tons / Liters/MT) 0.40
Minimum weight of rail (calculated) (lb/yd / kg/m)11 / 5.50
Geometry Relating to Tractive Effort
Driver Diameter (in / mm)23.60 / 600
Boiler Pressure (psi / kPa)198.70 / 13.70
High Pressure Cylinders (dia x stroke) (in / mm)10.63" x 11.81" / 270x300
Tractive Effort (lbs / kg)9550 / 4331.81
Factor of Adhesion (Weight on Drivers/Tractive Effort) 3.46
Heating Ability
Tubes (number - dia) (in / mm)76 - 1.575" / 40
Flues (number - dia) (in / mm)
Flue/Tube length (ft / m) 7.87 / 2.40
Firebox Area (sq ft / m2)30.79 / 2.86
Grate Area (sq ft / m2) 7.53 / 0.70
Evaporative Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)305 / 28.30
Superheating Surface (sq ft / m2)
Combined Heating Surface (sq ft / m2)305 / 28.30
Evaporative Heating Surface/Cylinder Volume251.42
Computations Relating to Power Output (More Information)
Robert LeMassena's Power Computation1496
Same as above plus superheater percentage1496
Same as above but substitute firebox area for grate area6118
Power L12957
Power MT985.68

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