E.M. Baldwin narrow gauge diesel locomotive is designed to run round a 5" track that you can lay in your garden or alternatively you can go to most UK model engineering clubs and run around there if you want too!
The original engines were constructed by EM Baldwin and sons of Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia.
The company supplied smaller locomotives for industry from the 1950's to the 1980's. Designs included shunting, mining and tunnel locomotives but the most common surviving engines were built for the Queensland sugar industry. At this time the extensive 2ft gauge lines were changing from steam to diesel traction. EM Baldwin built a large number of the replacement diesels to a continuously evolving design, to the extend that there are hardly two alike. Engines and gearboxes varied depending on power requirements and suppliers delivery dates etc.
The usual sugar industry livery was bright yellow with red and white striped buffer beams, many enjoyed further enhancement with coloured stripes and panels giving the modeller many opportunities to customise the standard colour scheme.
Many of these engines are still hard at work in the cane cutting season, and form the backbone of the largest surviving 2ft gauge industrial railway system in the world.
Our model offers a wealth of detail surrounding a solid steel body and chassis, the 24v control system, 2 batteries and 8 motors make it a powerful yet easy to handle single handily when broken down into chassis, body and batteries. Options available for this model are Yellow or Maroon livery with green, yellow, red or Silver stripe, sound system (additional cost), smoke machine additional cost), hand held or radio controlled (additional cost).
We supply these models as painted kits complete, so you need to wire in the electric control system and motors supplied, you will need to do electrical soldering on the motors, mount and wire in the control system, you will also need to put on the graphics lines and black steps vinyls supplied in place on the body, It is simple but please ask for a manual if you are unsure! £1995.00
We also supply the Baldwin as ready to run models where we wire up the electronics and add the graphics for you, all you have to do is supply your own batteries 038 or DA44 x 2 and enjoy! £2350.00
The pictured model is fitted with a custom name plate which is not included as standard but are available for purchase separately, and can be made to your specific requirements.