Comparison of OO 0-2-2 Stephensons Rocket models

Kitmaster OO 0-2-2 Stephensons Rocket Tri-ang OO 0-2-2 Stephensons Rocket Amer Collection OO 0-2-2 Stephensons Rocket Hornby OO 0-2-2 Stephensons Rocket
Manufacturer Kitmaster Tri-ang Amer Collection Hornby
Year model introduced 1959 1963 2015 2020
DCC Capability Unpowered DCC incompatible DCC incompatible DCC Ready. 6-pin socket
Bodyshell - factory-fitted separate details
2 wire stays Yes
No Yes
Chimney Yes
No Yes
Dome Yes
No Yes
Nameplates - etched - pre-fitted No No No Yes
Pipe work Yes
No No Yes
Chassis/underframe detail
Correct-thickness "stamped" rods Yes
No Yes
Pipework Yes
No No Yes
Cab, footplate & interior detail
Crew figure(s) Yes
No No No
Detailed Yes
No No No
Detailed & painted No No No Yes
Houses digital decoder No No No Yes
Houses PCB No No No Yes
Permanently coupled to locomotive No Yes
No Yes
Wheel "aesthetics"
Nickel-plated No Yes
No No
Painted No Yes
No Yes
Traction tyres No No No Yes
Unpainted grey driving wheels Yes
No No No
Detail pack also contains...
Crew No Yes
No Yes
Body Construction No Partial diecast with plastic parts
No Plastic with metal parts
Working cosmetic features
Smoke unit pre-fitted No Yes
No No
Chassis construction Lightweight
No Diecast
Loco-driven wheels (number of) None
2 wheels
No 2 wheels
Minimum radius Radius 1
Radius 1
No Radius 1
Coupling socket/mounting
Fixed No Yes
No Yes
Coupling type No couplings
Tension lock
No Proprietary hook - rear of tender only
Weighting (to assist adhesion)
Within chassis No Yes
No Yes
Within tender No No No Yes
Separating the body from the chassis No Secured with one or more screws
No Secured with one or more screws
Motor type Not motorised
No 5-pole with flywheel
Motor location No Centre of chassis
No Locomotive
Power collection No 2 rail DC
No 2 rail DC
Pickups None
Driving wheels only
No All wheels
DCC speaker No provision for speaker
No provision for speaker
No No provision for speaker
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