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F.C. Hibberd Planet 4wDM Industrial Shunting Locomotive - £225-00

① Nickel Silver etch (0.45mm/18 thou')
② Wheels/motors/gears/Delrin included.
③ LEDS and resistor included for headlamp
④ Comprehensive instructions with illustrations and photographs.
This kit will provide all components to construct an F.C. Hibberd Planet 18 ton SCW type locomotive. As supplied, the 18 ton SCW prototype was powered by a 77.5 horse power Dorman 4DL Mk3 engine, though over the years engines were swapped with those from other manufacturers. First appearing in 1952 these locomotives were designed for industrial use with some lasting into the 1990's. The kit includes everything you need to get this running. Experience with etched kit building is required and you'll need the usual tools associated with this type of construction. Solid parts are produced as 3D resin prints which have good definition. We will replace any 3D parts lost or damaged in construction free of charge.
The kit includes one of our popular 5-pole skew wound 1227 size motors and 40:1 ratio Ultrascale worm gear and wheel. Traction is enhanced by the use of Delrin sprocket and chain to provide 4 wheel drive. Warm white light emitting diodes are supplied as headlights with a suitable resistor for DC running. There is space for a DCC chip and a sugarcube type speaker.
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