Phoenix locos are UK based international distributors of high quality, affordable battery electric model locos,
rolling stock and loco bogies in 5 inch and 7.25 inch gauge that are ideal as club locos or in garden railways.

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Class 42 Warship Frequently Asked Questions

What do you get in a Warship Kit?

The kit comes with:

  • A one-piece composite (GRP) body-shell, additional composite valances for the front and rear drag beams.
  • Laser cut and welded 6mm steel chassis in black powder coat finish.
  • Two 1hp bogies with motors and drive train installed
  • Steel detailing kit for bogies.
  • Electronics and electrical package. Pre-wired and installed on chassis
  • Remote hand control
  • Etched nickel detailing kit for windscreen frames, fire pull surrounds, fan covers, even the Yale lock escutcheon!
  • Investment cast buffers, machined and ready to fit
  • Clevis and pin drawbar
  • Illustrated build manual with operation, service and maintenance schedules.
  • 12 months warranty.
How many batteries does it need?

We have left plenty of space for batteries, you need 24volts and you can use two 12v or four 6volt.

How long will it run on one charge?

This depends on factors such as what battery package you have fitted and what are the running conditions. Good batteries on an average track with reasonable passenger load will see you run for as much as 8 hours on a charge.

How do you transport it?

The body-shell lifts off in one piece. Take out the batteries, disconnect the motors, undo the wing nut on the bogie pivot and lift off the chassis and you are left with two bogies. The chassis is heavy and requires two people to lift it. The whole operation takes approx 10 minutes.

Where do I sit when driving?

Behind the loco, we would suggest a driving car just for the driver as you can set it up to be comfortable and to carry all your requirements for a days driving, tea and sandwiches etc. You can also sit on the first passenger car. The remote handset allows you to have all the major controls comfortably to hand. Should the control lead become disconnected or is severed the loco will automatically shut down and draw to a halt.

How many passengers will the loco haul?

Our customers tell us they are hauling trains of 20 passengers on club tracks.

How long will it take to build?

Phoenix kits are supplied with a built and finished chassis, with all electrics installed.

The bogies are built and only require the bolt on detailing parts to finish.

The bulk of the work required is in the body-shell, which is supplied, in grey gel coat.

This takes typically around 60 hours to prepare and paint.

A total build time of approx 80-100 hours is average and most customers complete the kit over a period of 3-4 months.

Do you deliver?

Yes, we can deliver your loco for you

We have a standard delivery charge for mainland UK via our carriers.

Off shore address’s, IOM etc are quoted on an individual basis.

Exports are sent in packing crates are also quoted on an individual basis.

How long will it take from placing my order to delivery?

Kits are usually 3-4 weeks occasionally quicker and in busy periods it can be longer.

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5 inch Gauge
7.25 inch Gauge £4,995

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