Woodbury Models are introducing 2 locomotives during 2015, we are pleased to announce the first of these will be our Model of a 18T SCW class ‘Planet’ diesel shunting loco as originally built by F.C. Hibberd & Co. Park Royal London.
L001 Planet SCW class Industrial Diesel Shunting Locomotive
Our Model is made to 10mm scale and is based on our prototype development model that we have now run extensively and is capable of handling 10 wagons at scale speeds.
The current proposed specification is as follows:
Machined cast iron wheels and steel axles with large brass bearings by Walsall Model Industries www.walsallmodelindustries.co.uk
Ready folded laser cut steel frame and motor mount.
High quality machined 1:50 worm (Nylatron GS) and worm wheel (brass) manufactured by Gear Services (Letchworth) Ltd. from their Ultrascale Products range, both axles driven by Acetal molded plastic lubrication free light power chain and sprockets as per prototype locomotive.
Pre-production underframe unit (without chain fitted)
Machined sprung buffers with scale oversize heads.
Laser cut body and underframe from ‘Rowmark’ with tab and slot construction for easy of assembly.
Vacuum formed bonnet and cab roof.
Etched brass makers plates.
8 x AAA NiMH rechargeable batteries.
Woodbury Models are pleased to be working with Peter Spoerer Model Engineers ( www.peterspoerermodelengineers.com ) radio control specialists to equip this model with a bespoke 2.4 GHz Radio control (complete with single knob transmitter, receiver, electronic speed controller and plug and play wiring harness with fuse, charging socket and on/off switch), radio control handsets are Spektrum compatible and can be used with and other models once bound to a receiver. (Radio control free option will be available for constructors who wish to build this as a two rail locomotive or have there own preference for RC equipment)
Optional 2.4-14.4V battery chargers (Manual or Smart).
Optional insulated wheel sets for two rail operation or to G1MRA fine standards
Our intention is to produce a kit that can be assembled with a basic level of skills and tools similar to assembling a ‘Airfix’ type kit making it ideal for starters in G1 while retaining a reasonable level of prototypical detail, but allowing easy enhancement and improvements for the more experienced constructor.
The basic Planet loco has plenty of scope for the experienced modeller to ‘kit bash’ into a number of variations including the ballasted ‘Foden’ engine locos produced for the Admiralty dock yards and later diesel hydraulic types, a ‘Google’ search soon reveals the wide verity of these small locos in livery and local adaptations.
Our target price is around £145 for basic kit (no batteries of radio control equipment) loco kit or £245 inclusive of radio control equipment and batteries in kit form only requiring adhesives basic modelling tools and paint to complete a fully working Gauge 1 locomotive.
Appropriate chargers will be available priced at £12.00 for a budget manual or £21.00 for our recommended smart charger when ordered with a kit.
We also intend to produce a limited number of locos in ready to run form (Price TBA).
Please contact us to reserve your loco without commitment from our first limited production run we have already reserved 2/3 of first production run so have decided to increase productionplease let us know if you would like one to save disappointment. First delivery will be in June 2015 with full release from G1North show at Bakewell.
Images of Pre-Production kit.
Bespoke storage and transport box made from laser cut 4mm ply with simple tab and slot construction are available for £35.00 including hardware, they feature two compartments to hold battery charger, remote control and essential tools for a days running. The box also makes a convenient stand to charge your loco.
Our Second locomotive will be presented later in 2015 and will be a more substantial rod coupled 0-6-0 BR/Industrial diesel shunting locomotive as originally built by Hudswell Clarke of Leeds.
This will again be aimed as a starter locomotive with laser cut steel frames fully welded ready to accept ready quartered cast iron wheels and a powerful double reduction motor and gearbox. The model will include high level of detail, supplied complete with on board rechargeable batteries and 2.4GHz radio control equipment, an industrial variant would also be available.