5 Inch Class 20
This popular class of locomotives was introduced by English Electric in 1957, under the new modernisation scheme. The initial batch of twenty engines were so successful that in total 228 engines of this type were built, with English Electric sub contracting much of the mechanical side to Vulcan foundry and Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn.
Gauge: 5', Length: 1240mm, Width 240mm, Height 340mm, Scale: 27mm to ft (1 1/16' to a ft) Motors: 8 at 60 watt, Electronic control: 12 or 24volt. Gear drive, Brake: Electro magnetic, Weight 26kg, Max speed: 6mph, Min Radius: 10 ft, Max load: 8 adults.
Our model is a working replica of the full size in 5' gauge, it has two 12 volt batteries under the bonnet feeding eight axle hung motors through an electronic control system with remote hand set. Motors drive the wheels direct through gearing, axles are fitted with bronze axle boxes. The body is a fine scale GRP moulding incorporating all the detail work to cab, roof and bonnet.
The bonnet and cab fronts incorporate light mouldings that can be finished to original style or converted for route indicator boxes etc A super detail kit is also available.
The Class 20 is available as an unpainted kit, painted kit or ready to run model.