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Ready To Run Power Bogie

Ready To Run Power Bogie

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.

This READY TO RUN powered bogie forms the base for our range of Swift Sixteen electric locomotives.

Will form the base of a range of locos from us and come as a ready to run unit!

Made from very solid .7mm brass chassis, and has a removable base to keep garden muck out ! Fitted with a powerful 6-15 volt RS385 5 pole motor, custom over sized brass bearings, Delrin chain-gears, Brass-steel gears and our stainless steel insulated wheel set. Also a point of note, is that our 45mm wheel sets now come with proper LGB flanges!

We did have at the very beginning, a limited batch of 56mm wheel base versions of this bogie. It would seem that some customers want this shorter wheel base, so it has now been added back into the range.

Please note, this is a ready to run product, not a kit.

If you are going to run this power bogie with an electronic speed controller, you must use a motor suppression kit to cut down RF noise. Kit available below.

These power bogies are "ready-to-run" in as much as they are not in kit form. They can have power fed to the motor in whatever way suits your railway. If you run track fed models, you will need to add your own wheel pickups.

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.

Kit Contents:
X1     Chassis
X1     Wheel set
X4     Bearings
X1     Motor
X1     Delrin set
X1     Motor gear
X1     Axle gear
Technical Information:
Wheel size     24mm
Wheel Base   64mm

  • £67.50

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