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Diesels

More passenger hauling motive power at our track is provided by model “diesel” locomotives. In fact these are rarely powered by diesel engines, and are normally battery-electric or petrol driven.

The technology employed today makes battery-electric a very desirable alternative to steam. Battery power to powerful motors via very efficient control units allow for huge amounts of power to the wheels. They happily pull passenger wagons lasting all the hours of a run day.

Petrol engines can be used to drive a generator which in turn provides electric power to bogie motors, or alternatively the engine drives a hydraulic pump which in turn uses a hydraulic transmission unit to couple to the bogies. Ready to run kits are available or our members also build them from scratch.