This has turned out to be more universal than the Universal Power Bogie described below. It was intended to be for short wheelbases only but, being printed, I can do any wheelbase on request with a few days notice.
The pre-packed standard version comes with 12:1 worm sets and an O ring reduction of around 3:1, total around 36:1. There is a wheel choice of 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 and 12mm disc and there are 3 motors, either a 10/12/15, an 8/10/15 or an 8/10/20. They all work fine but ask me about their differences if you need help choosing. Wheelbases are 15, 17, 19, 21 or 22.5mm. For gauges from 12mm to 16.5 but will do wider gauges if you ask me for longer axles.
I can also do a slightly lower version with 10:1 worm sets and a very low one using Tenshodo gears, email for details.
Standard 3D printed power bogie with any choice of wheels or motor - £35.00 each
Custom power bogies
Whatever you need, I can print something to suit. I need dimensions of the void where the chassis will fit and pictures will help, alternatively send me the body. Wheels available are 8.5, 9.5, 10.5 & 12mm, can motors include 12/21, 10/15, 8/11, 8/15, 8/20 and 6/15, the choice would normally be mine. Gears ratios include 10, 12, 14, 16 or 18:1, again my choice as not all will fit. Assembly is entirely push fit except soldering the wires and a touch of superglueing.
Prices may vary a little but will normally be around £45 to £60, I can also supply them assembled, email for further details. See examples at foot of home page.
Universal Power Bogie kit
The Power Bogie kit is designed to replace a Tenshodo and will fit in the same space. It can be built to 7 wheelbases from 24.5 to 35mm in steps of 1.75mm (a scale 3 inches) and any gauge from 12mm upwards. If you want one for gauges larger than 16.5mm I can supply longer axles to suit. It also comes with an optional top plate for under floor fitting. This can be cut down to just the centre piece to become a centre pivot for use as a bogie. The wheels required must be specified on purchase
It has a layshaft driving both axles through 20:1 worms and wheels, driven by an O ring and pulleys from a tiny motor underneath. Total gearing is around 45:1 so it will run very slowly when required and is quite powerful, once weight has been added. I keep getting asked if it can cope with a weighty whitemetal body, yes it can, very well actually. The largest I tried was a Wrightlines Sentinel weighing around 7oz.
The top 2 pictures show a 24.5mm unit with 12mm wheels with top plate fitted, the bottom 2 pictures show a 28mm unit with 10.5mm wheels, modified to fit under my motorised skip in place of the butchered Kato N gaugeunit I had been using.
Power Bogie with 12 or 14mm wheels - £40.00
Power Bogie with 10.5mm wheels - £42.00
Power Bogie with no wheels - £35.00
Hand held controller
Produced to be as cheap as possible, using a bought in circuit board and power supply, I assemble it all with a reversing switch, power socket, leads and 3D printed case, which measures 41 x 71 x 25mm.
The result is a very nice controller giving up to 12 volts at 2 Amps, so suitable for all gauges up to O. Compatible with all types of motor and, as it uses pulse width modulation, will give much better running than an old H&M. Features a red led which can be seen through the case, overload/short circuit protection and a 2 year warrenty.
Hand held controller with GB or EU plug - £20 each
The control board is compatible with 6 to 36 volts up to 3 Amps. If you would like a combination other than 12 volt 2 Amps, just ask as other power supplies are available.
A selection of motors now in stock
Smokey Joe motors, they were sent in error and the Chinese don't want them back, I have about 20. To clear - £1.00 each.
9 volt 18000 rpm 12/27 can, 1.5mm shaft, similar to Mashima 12/28.
12 volt 17500 rpm 12/19 can, 1.5mm shaft as used in my 3D printed kits, similar to Mashima 12/20.
9 volt 10/25 can, 1.0mm shaft. This is a high powered motor and is not suitable for locos, draws about 1 Amp at 12 volts. Also sent in error, I have about 40. To clear - £1.00 each.
9 volt 10/21 can, 1.0mm shaft, similar to Mashima 10/20.
9 volt 25000 rpm 10/15 can, 1.0mm shaft as used in my power bogie kits, similar to Mashima 10/15.
9 volt 14000 rpm 8/20 can, 1.0mm shaft, no Mashima equivalent.
9 volt 18000 rpm 8/15 can, 1.0mm shaftas used in my power bogie kits, no Mashima equivalent.
10 volt 8/11 can, 1.0mm shaft as used in my Universal power bogie kits. This one is Japanese and I have to sell it for £13.00, no Mashima equivalent.
9 volt 12000 rpm 6/15 can, 1.0mm shaft as fitted to my Shapeways Feldbahn Struver, no Mashima equivalent.
I also stock motor mount converters to fit these motors with Chinese fittings onto gearboxes designed for Japanese motors. I also keep 1.0 to 1.5mm tube to fit common worms or gears onto the smaller shafts. Both can be supplied with any of the above motors. All motors are £8.00 each except the two listed "to clear" above and the Japanese one. The required gear ratio for all these motors is 40:1 or higher.
Chinese motors are constructed a little differently to the Japanese ones we are used to. Japanese motors have replaceable brushes and can be made to last for a long time with cleaning and maintenance. Chinese motors have precious metal brushes that last the life of the motor which don't clog the commutator with brush dust. They are maintenance free and might even outlast Japanese ones. They are also less than half the price to buy new so don't try to repair one that fails, just replace it .
This is a small worm drive motor, probably intended as a camera focusing motor, with a ratio around 140:1. It uses the 8/15 can motor mentioned above with a 3 stage reduction ending in the long gear, see the left hand motor in the picture.
My modification is to add a printed part (in white) with tube bushes to take a shortened gear on a 2mm axle. This is a surprisingly powerful set up for its size which I will be using in future kits.
Sold in modified form - £20 each
Designed for the Brigadelok, Wasserwagen and Brigadewagen but will fit any German stock
You get 2 cast NS buffers, 3 fold up housings, 3 spring retainers and 0.3mm PB wire as a spring. The coupling is a loop or chain (not included) over the vertical pins. A small split pin can be used instead of one pin so the link does not get lost. The buffer is sprung for compression and extension.
These couplings are not automatic or hands free. If you want hands free operation, consider using Kadees or the Greenwich coupling.
Feldbahn Coupling £4.00 a pair
These chopper couplings are based on those used at Bowaters and are similar to the Irish ones. They are designed to work with opposing hooks so that stock can be turned when required, rather than having to always face the same way.
I have had to make them a little longer and wider to give room for 2 hooks but it is not really noticable. They come with round and square buffer faces supplied and a mounting plate for the pivot
The top picture shows them fitted to my pair of Brazils. Despite the Brazil's long rear overhang, they couple easily and can be pushed and pulled without any amusing incidents.
Available in pairs with all materials required for a sprung and pivoted fitting at £2.00 a pair
Universal Walscharts valve gear kit
This Walscharts valve gear was drawn for an Indonesian Ducroo and Brauns 0-4-4-0T Mallet that I am scratch building. It has been modified and has had bits added to make it fairly universal. It can be used as just a motion replacement or complete on a blank chassis.
You get two complete sets of motion with 0.65mmpins to assemble it. The rods are double thickness and can be assembled forked, as per the original, or flat for simplicity.
Also included are the coupling and connecting rods from the Indonesian loco and adjustable ones for 4 or 6 coupled, which should cover most locos.
The idea is that you have to find a way of attaching the whole assembly to the loco as I have no idea what kind of loco you are thinking of using it on. Assembly instructions are included with a sketch showing the relationship of the various mounting points. If you get this bit wrong, it won't look right and will probably not work.
I have been asked if it might be usable on 7mm std gauge locos, the answer is no, it is far too small and compact for this kind of use.
Walscharts valve gear kit £15.00
Kadee coupling extensions
These are 3D printed boxes to move Kadee couplings out from the buffer beam by up to 5mm. The hole prints slightly under size and will need a little filing until the coupling fits. The outer face can be filed back so the coupling protrudes less if you wish then fix to the buffer beam with superglue.
2 Kadee coupling extensions - £1.00
Stone Water Tower
Based loosely on the tower at the Tanfield Railway. Basically a pair of redundant pressure cylinders mounted on a stone built tower. The original is bigger than this model and has a door in the back.
You get a one piece tower and 4 half cylinders printed in HIPS (high impact polystyrene, the same plastic that Airfix kits are made of). Add a feed water pipe and 4" hose from wire and your done.
Available with the tower 10' high for ground mounting or 8' for on a platform.
Introductory price £5.00
(printed parts only)
Etched works and name plates
As etched plates rarely come out on 0.3mm brass in the kit, these were specially drawn and etched on a thinner brass. They are all readable under a magnifier except the Decauville ones, which are just too small in scales under 10mm/ft.
Works plates available for Peckett, Manning Wardle, Decauville, Kerr Stuart, Borsig, Henschell, Krauss and O&K. Name plates for Premier, Leader, Excelsior, Joffre, Victory, Bathala and Trangkil No4
Prices vary from £1.00 to £2.50 a pair.
A universal etch of loco springs and hangers, stolen from my Joffre kit. They are double layer with detail on the outer layer only.
To solder together, hold a pair by the centre pieces and tack the centres only together. Adjust the rest of the springs until they line up and solder fully. Do not clean off any tags until they are soldered as a pair.
There are tags on the bottom of the hanger feet which can be fitted in slots, or they can be soldered to the back of the frames with the required amount showing above.
Loco Spring etch£1.00 each
Cab Hand Wheels
A small etch of hand wheels for loco cabs, smokeboxes, wagons and anywhere else a hand wheel might come in useful.
The etch includes 4 and 5 spoke 5mm, 3 and 4 spoke 3.5mm, 4 hole 2.5mm, 4 of each, 20 in total.
Please specify which ones you would like.
2 etches Cab Hand Wheels £1.00
Loco firedoor, reverser and regulator
These parts were also stolen from my Joffre kit and put together on a small etch.
You get a reverser frame and lever to Kerr Stuart's pattern, a double sliding firedoor with its runners and levers, and a regulator lever and gland. An assembly sketch is included. You just need solder and some off cuts of wire to complete.
Loco Firedoor/reverser etch £1.50
Diesel Bonnet Hinges
These hinges were designed for the Worsley Works Dick Kerr 4WPE loco but could be used on anything that needs hinges.
There are 14 double hinges, 14 single hinges and 14 catches. They are half etched in brass or NS with raised rivets and hinge pivots. The picture shows an earlier version with push out rivets of which I have a few left.
They are available in 0.4mm nickel silver or 0.3mm brass, please specify on ordering.
Diesel Bonnet Hinges £1.00
Rotary Wire Brushes
Available as a flat disc brush around 22mm diameter and an end type around 15mm diameter. Both have a 3mm shaft for use in mini drills and are all steel construction. Ideal for removing excess solder or burnishing.
Although packed in twos as one of each type, you can have two the same if you ask nicely.
Due to a bulk purchase I can offer these at £1.00 a pair
Mini Geared Motors
The gearbox is composed of steel spur gears, mostly 4:1 with the odd 2.5:1 set to get the required ratios. The gearbox is removable in one piece with just the 9 tooth spur gear on the motor not being an intergral part of it. The motor is a Chinese version of the Mashima 10/12 flat can. The output shaft is 3mm D shaped.
These make a very powerful drive system for locos and accessories, when running they are almost unstoppable.
They are available in 3, 6 or 12 volt and are rated in rpm. The one used in my Peckett kit is a 12 volt 200 rpm and is 256:1 ratio, a 6 volt 200 rpm version would have a ratio of 160:1 as the motor is lower revving.
All types £8.00 each
(Also available from other suppliers at higher prices).
Locos n Stuff is owned by Mark Clark of 12 Adelaide Road, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 4NJ
I can be contacted at email@example.com anytime or on 01634 575081 before 8 pm