We’ve learnt a lot over the many years we’ve been designing kits and supplying our finished models – and this is the best yet!
Made from birch and poplar plywood with real glass windows, this freelance bogie Railcar coach is a sturdy design which would be at home on any railway.
Available as either a kit or as a finished model.
The powered bogie has been specially manufactured for us. It’s all metal, with metal gears and, of course, four wheeled drive. In the kit version, it's supplied pre-assembled and ready to go.
The electronic ‘power unit’ (batteries and speed controller) are all pre-wired in a box under the chassis. For the kit version there are just two wires coming out for you to connect to the motor. Not only does this make the kit easy to assemble, the weight is in just the right place.
Like our coaches, the roof is removable (it’s a very tight fit, not intended to be removed every day).
The Railcar is 138mm high, not including the few millimetres for the ventilator, and 101mm wide in the body, 113mm including the steps. It’s 400mm long including couplings.
The Railcar is not re-gaugeable.
Finished & kit versions in 32mm gauge should always be in stock, but demand is not yet known. So please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery. The 45mm versions will be made to order so similarly, please allow anything up to 4 weeks.
Available as manual or radio controlled. Both the manual speed controller and the complete 2.4 GHz R/C system are custom designed by Timpdon to match the railcar. The R/C version uses FOSWORKS OMNI 2.4 GHz radio equipment, and an OMNI Tx-2.0 hand held transmitter is included.
We are very proud of the slow running performance of both the manual and RC versions.
The built in 6v NiMH batteries are charged by a 2.1mm power socket. An optional battery charger is available (it's an optional extra as most people already have a suitable charger).
All Body Parts
Glass cut to size
Assembled & finished power bogie
Pre-wired power unit (just needs the motor connecting)
Paint & Glue
Battery Charger (see main text above)
Assembled painted model as illustrated
(The interior is not painted/varnished)
The Battery Charger is an optional extra (see main text above)