About Phoenix Locos
"A small company with a very large workforce"
Phoenix Locomotives has a very different approach to manufacture. We outsource all our work to the best supplier we can find.
Our designs are prepared by Peter, a professional CAD draughtsman using Solidworks 3D software. Peter is a production design engineer and ensures our designs are able to take advantage of modern manufacturing techniques but still have the traditional look required on the railway.
Three local companies produce our turned and milled parts. They manufacture to tool room standards and supply major aerospace and oil companies worldwide. Because they are local to us we can tap in to their expertise and make use of the latest CNC manufacturing to achieve our own high standards.
A company who supply Bentley Motors and Lockheed Martin Aerospace produces our investment cast parts. They have over 50 years of experience in high-grade casting. They have designed and produced tooling that allows us to offer very high standards in cast steel parts.
Brass castings are produced for us in the heart of the jewellery quarter in Birmingham by a traditional casting company with a heritage stretching through two centuries.
We have a new partner for digital control systems who are part of the Curtiss Wright Corporation. They supply us with an industrial standard control system which is well proven and has a remarkable record of build quality and reliability.
We also use a rapid prototyping company who produce both prototype parts and some rapid production parts. This emerging technology continues to amaze us with the speed with which they can produce high quality parts.
We are a small family-run business with access to a wealth of knowledge and experience in industry. This allows us to use the latest technology and techniques available to bring innovation and quality to our products.