Wheels are powered by a pair of 24 volt Fasco motors, chain-driven to the leading and centre axles. There's a controller of unknown parentage lurking within a cast aluminium box, with standard hand held remote with forward/reverse switch and speed control knob. There is a loud air horn mounted under the bonnet and a powerful headlight up front.
Dashboard houses a meter showing battery voltage and current draw. There are a pair of batteries - one at the back, the other at the front.
The locomotive runs forwards and backwards, horn and light work - indeed, the builder has been using it until recently.
The wiring is a complete rat's nest - badly laid out, badly routed, badly terminated everywhere and way too thin for the main battery cables. So horrible, in fact, that I daren't even let Colin, our electro-tech supremo see it for fear he'd have a funny turn.
Not a difficult or expensive job to do, just a matter of pulling off each piece of wire in turn and replacing it with something new, thick and with a proper terminal crimped on to it.
Worth doing - it's got the potential to be quite a useful hauler.
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|
|wheel material||cast iron|