Loco Kits - 7mm Scale 20HP WD Simplex
I am now working on the 009 R&R 20HP kit. Here are some photos of the prototype which was my original micromotor design and dates from 2003 before I did the O&K kit. The drive is
belt drive to a lay shaft then worms to the wheelsets with compensation and runs extremely well (though I say so myself). Unfortunately I rarely have time for this activity and have taken so
far several years longer than I had hoped!
The left hand version of the above photo downloads a movie showing the prototype 4mm scale 20HP Simplex pulling a train of 25 skips, a mixture of my own whitemetal and resin, Egger
and Minitrains/Roco vee tippers, over an Egger track oval including two plastic frogged Egger points. The controller used was a KPC switched feedback hand held unit also a KPC
transformer. Hopefully this video will be an encouragement to those who doubt the pulling capacity or running characteristics of these small locos. I have a video of the O&K doing the
The right hand version of the photo brings up a larger view of the pic.
Loco Kits - 4mm scale Ransomes & Rapier
Following the R&R an O&K 20HP 0-4-0 (yes a steam loco) is also on my list, and in fact I suspect I can easily come up with enough loco projects to keep my going for a good few years...
I am also experimenting with even smaller mechanisms with a view to modelling very small industrial narrow gauge locos in both 9mm & 6.5mm gauges.
If you are interested in any of these loco kits or have any questions please email me.
Loco Kits - 4mm scale 9mm gauge O&K 20HP 0-4-0, 6.5mm gauge locos etc