THE PLANNING STAGE

Carefull planning will enable you fit the best possible motor/gearbox combination, so you get optimum performance with minimum impact on the appearance of the loco.

It’s usually best to fit the biggest motor possible (see our MOTORS PAGE)then choose a gearbox to suit. In some instances however, paricularly smaller engines, it may be more practical to start by choosing the gearbox and then match an appropriate motor to it.

To assist with gearbox choice, you can view or download our gearbox PROFILE SHEET which can be printed onto acetate and laid over a scale line drawing of your loco, so you can see exactly what will fit into the available space.

To ensure the best performace, use our XL SPEED CALCULATOR which combines motor and gearbox speeds with wheel size, to give you a theoretical top speed for any given combination.

 
 

Information you may also need:

Typical Examples of Gearbox Applications
Download Gearbox Profile Sheet
Our Range of Mashima Motors
Download our XL Speed Calculator
Click on the images below for information about gearbox types:
RoadRunner
RoadRunner+
RoadRunner Compact +
RoadRunners 30/40/54:1
LoadHauler
LoadHauler+
LoadHauler Compact+
LoadHaulers 60/80/108:1
SlimLiner+
SlimLiner Compact+
Vertcal MicroMiser
Horizontal MicroMiser
LoLoader
SlimLiners 30/40/54:1
MicroMisers 30/40/54:1
LoLoader 60/80/108:1
HiFlier
HumpShunter
TendeRiser
HiFlier 30/40/54:1
HumpShunter 60/80/108:1
TendeRiser
 
DriveStretchers
 
 
DriveStretchers
 
 
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