Maxitrak “Planet” 5” Gauge Ready to Run
Product Review (submitted on 21 September 2015):
This loco arrived the day after it was ordered' it was securely fastened in a double skinned wood box with a strong frame.The instructions are very comprehensive and include instructions if building from a kit,however the braking system could do with a little more explanation.I have used a type 038 battery with the round terminals as these are more readily available and cheaper than the 037 type,i have used standard clamp type battery terminals these are common and have the added bonus of being able to connect to the screws which normally are used to clamp the battery cables without any mods, i have cut a piece of plastic 450mm X 250mm and 0.8mm thick which goes over the battery and down the sides to prevent any possibility of the battery terminals shorting.
As stated the loco has done 25miles without any problems,it will cover 10 miles on a charge from the battery which is new and will easily haul 200 kilo's up a lightly graded club track and pull away without assistance on a light gradient on rail which is covered with oil and grease from steam loco's.
The loco and its detailing has had a lot of favorable comments for model engineers and i am delighted with it.
Best Wishes Gordon