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Railbus (Back In Stock)

Railbus (Back In Stock)

PLEASE SEE THE INSTRUCTIONS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE FOR PDF DOWNLOADABLE & PRINTABLE INSTRUCTIONS


Due to overwhelming demand we are pleased to announce the Railbus will be restocked.

We are happy to accept orders for the Railbus immediately but please be aware there may be a small delay in shipping due to us awaiting brass etchings etc. from our suppliers.


We can now offer our power bogies in 13:1 and 25:1 gear ratios.

13:1 Pros:- 1. Cheaper, 2. Faster running for better main line speed,

13:1 Cons:- 1. Shorter tooth life, 2. Needs adjusting occasionally, 3. Less powerful pulling, 4. higher amp draw.

25:1 Pros:- 1. Very long tooth life, 2. No adjusting needed, 4. Higher pulling ability, 4. Lower amp draw.

25:1 Cons:- More expensive, 2. Slower main line running.

For an example to help you chose, our Tin Turtle model would be better on 25:1 as in real life it is a slow engine that pulls a heavy load. Or Railbus would be better on 13:1 as it would have a higher line speed and would not normally pull anything.



Full size Railbus made to the standard 16mm loading gauge. Comes with RTR power bogie and a wealth of high quality detailed parts in resin, brass and stainless steel.

Width     110mm
Height    120mm




Video clip above used with thanks to Mr Mountfield.



We never had Railbuses on our mainland narrow gauge like the Irish or continentals, but if we had, we think it would have been something like this. This is not just another coach with a bonnet, this is a proper Railbus with a very British look.

Our Railbus is made to the maximum standard 16mm loading gauge adopted by all the major manufacturers, 110mm wide and 150mm high.


Our Railbus features :-

One piece resin body,

Power bogie,

Stainless steel wheels,

Etched stainless steel window frames,

Driver's desks with brass handles,

Driver's chairs,

Full seating with stainless steel hand bars,

Flush glazing,

Destination boards,

Cast brass steps,

Our cast brass couplings, chopper or round,

Under floor RC compartment.

Above are just some of the features that make our new Railbus a real head turner.

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A common question asked,

"Is this Railbus too big for my railway?"

Our reply to this is, would you consider the Roundhouse Leek & Manifold locomotive too big?

L&M length over buffers = 430mm

S16 Railbus over buffers = 450mm

L&M width = 120mm

S16 Railbus width = 110mm

L&M height from rail = 155mm

S16 Railbus height from rail = 150mm

In regard to the extra 20mm length of our Railbus over the L&M, our Railbus has bogies close to each end, so overhang is reduced to almost nothing. In fact, the overhang is far less than most 'normal' steam engines. Our Railbus is typically about 50mm shorter than most 'full size' 16mm bogie coaches !

We have driven our Railbus at many shows where she is running past rolling stock and engines at rest. Everybody that has seen her in this environment, say she fits in perfectly.

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R/C

If you intend to Radio Control this model, we suggest using these products we sell :-

Marine10 Speed Control

Motor Suppressor Kit

Railbus Battery


You will also need a micro receiver of a maximum size 25mm x 33mm (vertical plug) for a full under floor RC system. If you use a Spektrum transmitter, these receivers will fit AR6110, AR6115 AND AR400.

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Product notice

It has come to our attention, that on some of the recently built power bogies, there is potential for the Delrin gears to slip on their axles. Please check your power bogie for any slipping. If you find any, simply return your bogie and we will correct the issue. All power bogies are now built with grub screws locking these gears as standard.


Technical Information:
Length    450mm
Width     110mm
Height    150mm

  • £395.00

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