0-4-0 TROJAN LOCO Saddle Tank Body

Custom paint work

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  • Wheel size 100mm (cut from 100mm dia blank)
  • Wheel Base 225mm
  • Length 628 mm
  • Width 306
  • Minimum radius - 9 feet (2.7m)

Optional Extras

  • Quick release battery connectors
  • Electronic steam whistle
  • Chuffer sound unit
  • 4 x 150w motors
  • 24v iDrive digital controller - 120 amp continuous rating
  • Progressive regenerative braking
  • Top speed 11-12mph
  • Designed to accept two 063 car batteries
  • All metal construction (except chimney and steam dome)
  • Body 1.2mm steel
  • Chassis weight (with out batteries) 24kg
  • Ball race bearings or Cranks model Delrin axle boxes
  • Direct drive from axle hung motors
  • Hand controller with built in deadmans switch
The 5" gauge Trojan is a robust powerful battery electric locomotive which is equally at home on garden and club railways. The freelance style was designed to fit two standard car batteries under the bonnet. With the batteries and body removed the chassis weighs just 24kg which means it can be easily transported in nearly any car.

The chassis is available as a ball race version or with working cranks.

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Related Pages -

Trojan Owners

Kit Instructions


Q. Why would you have cranks? - A. They look good, help with adhesion and look prototypical.

Q. Why would I have bearing version - A. Reduced maintenance as there are no cranks to look after.

Q. Is it OK to use car batteries? - A. Yes. Today's batteries are far more robust than that of 20 years ago. In heavy use you can expect to get over three years use, possibly longer. While traction batteries are designed for traction purposes, they rarely out last car batteries. Costing over twice the price the often prove to be false economy.

Q. Why don't you powder coat the bodies? - Powder coating can be a more durable finish but it does have disadvantages. If damaged it cannot be repaired. Acrylic car paints offer the advantage of being able to be repaired or over painted. It also means that the average person can repaint a body to give it a total new lease of life.

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