Fairlight Works

Official blog of the High Weald Light Railway (1977) Co. Ltd.

Big Beast gets power

009 bullant lxd2

Bullant power and dummy bogies

My Bullant power bogies arrived today – built to order and delivered from Australia in exactly a week, for a very reasonable price. Now how’s that for service?

The Lxd2 kit is designed to use the bogies and motor from a Roco N gauge chassis, so I will have to come up with a workaround to fit the Bullants, but the powered unit runs incredibly smoothly and is very controllable at low speeds – no doubt thanks that (proportionately) big flywheel.

Bullant power bogie and £2 coin

The power bogie is a shade under 25mm high. Here it is next to a British £2 coin, for comparison.