g-bits.co.uk 6-Coupled Diesel Chassis
Our 6-coupled diesel chassis is based on the sturdy Aristocraft unit from their C-16 steam locomotive, and provides a simple ready to run solution for builders of older outline non-bogie diesel and electric machinery. Overall wheelbase is 131.6mm (5.2 inches), with a driver diameter of 37.3mm (1.47 inches), and thanks to flangeless centre wheels, the unit will negotiate 5 foot diameter (approx 1500mm diameter) or 2.5 foot radius (approx 750mm radius) curves - LGB R2 or greater. This unit is available to 45mm gauge (Gauge 1 / G45) only.
The motor block is available in 4 different versions, with a choice of which centre axle is replaced by the cranks, and with and without bosses for connecting or driving rods. The photograph above shows Type1 (left), and Type4 (right). Whatever the options selected each unit costs £90 (inc.VAT).
Type 1 chassis - cranks at NON-MOTOR (lower) end, NO bosses for con rods
Type 2 chassis - cranks at NON-MOTOR (lower) end, WITH bosses for con rods
Type 3 chassis - cranks at MOTOR (higher) end, and NO bosses for con rods
Type 4 chassis - cranks at MOTOR (higher) end, WITH bosses for con rods
Product Datasheet (pdf format)
We can also supply the C16 unit in unmodified (steam) condition, for £70, part number 162-0100 .
All power trucks and motor blocks are in our £5 Shipping band for any combination and quantity, see the purchase page for details. All consignments are sent Royal Mail signed for / independent courier depending on weight and value.