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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Vale of Ffestiniog 5 inch Specification

5" Gauge Kit Specification

  • Overall Length: 66.14" / 1680mm
  • Height railhead to rooftop: 20" / 510mm
  • Width over chassis: 14.1" / 360mm
  • Bogie wheel-base: 10.62" / 270mm
  • Bogie pivot centre: 35.43" / 900mm
  • Weight: 165 lbs. / 75 kg. Without batteries (estimated)
  • Battery/Electric - 24volts DC with four 150watt PMDC motors.
  • All axles are driven.
  • Batteries are not supplied with a kit.
  • Control 180 amp iDrive digital motor speed controller with speed limiting and controller isolation switches and LED read out for battery condition and diagnostics.
  • Hand held control unit connected to loco by single cable
  • Folded 3mm steel chassis with external chassis detailing. 1.6mm all steel, laser cut body panels.
  • 6mm steel buffer and drag beams.
  • Bogies 3mm laser cut steel with integral primary suspension.
  • CNC wheels and axles.
  • Bogie detailing panels with springs.
  • Bogies are supplied built, wired and tested.
  • Deadmans wrist loop on handset.
  • Loco will stop if the loop is pulled out.
  • Loco will stop if handset is disconnected.
  • Loco will stop if handset lead is severed.
  • Loco will not proceed if it detects a fault.
  • Fault can be rectified and system reset.
  • Controller will recheck system and operate normally when fault is cleared.
  • The throttle must be at zero when power is connected.
  • Loco will not operate until throttle is re-set to zero.
  • This safety feature will prevent inadvertent movement when batteries are connected.

All panels are powder coated in an industrial finish to replicate as closely as possible the National Power or the current (2014) two tone green livery. Yellow panels are supplied as vinyl overlays.

  • Decal sets for National Power livery comprising name and works plates, NP logo and lining.
  • Ffestiniog Railway coat of arms.
  • Vents and grilles.
  • Red Welsh Dragon.
  • The alternative two tone green livery can also be supplied for an extra £30.
  • Driving desks for front and rear cabs are supplied with a printed vinyl overlay to replicate dials and switches.
  • Laser cut steel cab steps and dummy fuel/oil tanks.
Kit components

NB. Kits will vary depending on specification ordered. The following specification is for a standard powered kit.

  • Laser cut and CNC folded chassis and body panels powder coated in appropriate colours.
  • Wiring loom assembled ready to install with all terminations completed.
  • iDrive 180 Digital motor speed controller with remote handset.
  • Fast/Slow speed switch.
  • Controller isolation switch, LED battery condition/ diagnostics indicator.
  • Power wiring loom with fuse holder, fuse and battery connections.
  • 6mm laser cut steel front and rear buffer beam, with clevis drawbar coupling on front and rear.
  • Remote hand controller with rotary throttle, Deadmans facility, switches for forward and reverse and horns if fitted.
  • Bogies assembled and wired.
  • Bogie detailing parts, laser cut panels with coiled springs.
  • Acrylic window material and rubber window seals.
  • Illustrated build manual.
  • All fasteners, nuts, nuts bolts and brackets.

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

E&OE Phoenix Locomotives Ltd reserves the right to amend this specification at any time. 27.09.2014

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5 inch Gauge £2,195
7.25 inch Gauge £4,995

All prices include VAT