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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The Budgie 7.25 inch Specification

Dimensions
  • Overall Length: 849mm / 33.4in
  • Height, rail head to roof: 678mm /26.7in
  • Width over buffer-beams: 410 mm / 16.1in
Weight
  • Weight (excluding batteries) : 57.5KG / 127lbs
Traction
  • Battery/Electric - 24volts DC with one 750 watt 24v PMDC motors (batteries are not supplied with a kit)
Control
  • 200 amp iDrive digital controller.
  • Remote handset on one metre lead with rotary power control, direction and optional horn switches and dead-mans facility.
  • Handset plugs into rear panel of loco
  • Freewheel and half speed switches located on top of rear bunker panel with Accucharge LED readout and battery master switch.
  • Two additional switches fitted for optional use.
  • Accucharge display gives battery condition and diagnostics.
Mechanical
  • Chain drive from motor to central lay-shaft and to both axles.
  • Independent spring suspension, self aligning bearings, CNC wheels (151mm diameter) and 25mm axles. 6mm welded buffer/drag beams.
Body
  • Laser cut and folded steel panels 2,3 and 6mm steel as required.
  • Buffer beams are welded 6mm steel with three coupling pockets. Bolt together construction. Panels powder coated in owners choice of colour.
Electrical
  • All wiring is supplied. The battery and motor wires are hidden below the frame floor. This eliminates trailing wires across loco.
  • 50 amp midi fuse and battery master switch.
  • A charging loom is included with an Anderson power connector under the rear frame.
  • A matching connector will be supplied as standard for fitting to your battery charger.
Safety
  • Dead-mans loop provided on remote handset.
  • Loco will stop if loop is disconnected.
  • Loco will not proceed if it detects a fault.
  • The accucharge display will give fault report.
  • Fault can be rectified and system reset.
  • Controller will recheck system and operate normally when fault is cleared.
  • The above applies if dead-mans loop is activated, if the handset is disconnected or the handset lead is severed.
  • If throttle is opened before battery master switch is operated, loco will not move.
  • Throttle must be at zero when battery power is established. This prevents inadvertent movement of loco.
  • A battery master switch with key is fitted as standard.
  • A battery charging system is fitted with an Anderson connector under the cab to allow battery charging without removing batteries or having to remove the bonnet.
  • The kit includes a second Anderson connector for you to fit to your battery charger.
  • Battery straps are provide for safe, secure location of batteries.
  • Anchor points for safety chains at front and rear of loco.
Kit components
  • Chassis/frame, laser cut, folded and black powder coated.
  • Wiring loom assembled and fitted with 200 amp Digital motor speed controller, fuses and battery connections fitted.
  • 750w 24v motor with mounting bracket
  • Remote handset with 1 one metre lead
  • 6mm steel welded front and rear buffer/drag beams.
  • 10mm diameter coupling pins with R clips.
  • Rear panel is fitted with, switches for freewheel and half speed. Two auxiliary switches are fitted for optional use. Panel also incorporates the Accucharge display.
  • All body panels powder coated in colour of your choice
  • Wheels, axles, lay-shaft, sprockets, chain and bearings.
  • Suspension components. Springs bolts, spacers, bearings, etc.
  • Window frames and window material.
  • 3D printed Budgie nameplate
  • Illustrated build manual.
  • All fasteners.

Approximately 20 assembly for loco (excluding painting).

Options
  • Twin electric horns with relays and fuses £25
  • Additional powder coat colours £30 per colour
  • Second 750w (1HP) motor with sprockets and chain £200
  • If you want us to build your loco add £450

All Phoenix Locomotive Kits are supplied with a 12-month warranty.

E&OE Phoenix Locomotives Ltd reserve the right to amend this specification at any time. 06.06.2020

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5 inch Gauge £1,495
7.25 inch Gauge £1,695

All prices include VAT