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5 inch gauge Maxitrak "Simplicity II" 0-4-0 battery electric - stock code 9562

A venerable example of Maxitrak's "Simplicity II" 5 inch gauge 0-4-0 battery electric locomotive.

The earlier "Simplicity" had a brazed steel chassis with moulded fibreglass body, the "Simplicity II" featured a cast aluminium chassis and body.

Fitted with a 4QD controller and single Fracmo 12 volt electric motor, with drive by steel gears to the rear axle, thence by coupling rods to the front.

Rolls along freely; mechanically ok, cosmetically it's a nightmare! That said, a straightforward restoration project - overhauled and repainted there's the potential to make a decent example of this attractive, all-metal design.

gauge 5 inch
length/inches 23
width/inches 10 1/2
height/inches 17 1/2
weight/kg 17 1/2 without battery
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing