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NSWGR 81 Class
Item No: L5C81
In category  Locomotives / 5in Gauge / RTR

NSWGR 81 Class + Click image to enlarge

From AU$19,000
Ready To Run

Built by Clyde Engineering in Kelso from 1982 to 1991, 84 locomotives revolutionised freight transport in New South Wales. Bringing new technology, superior power, and unmatched reliability, these locomotives still provide leading performance across NSW and interstate.

Mini Train Systems is building these locomotives in 5" gauge, with a powerful 1800w 48v drive package that easily handles 8 loaded straddle carriages on most tracks.

They are not only heavy-haul locomotives, but also highly detailed models!


With high power and great details, in addition these engines feature:

  • Key operated disable switch
  • Power connector for driving car mounted battery
  • 'Break away' disable feature
  • Improved Hand Held tether control.
  • MTS MU (Multiple Unit) Control System. This enables two or more engines to be coupled together and driven by the one driver. Power and control jumper cables link the locos together. Compatible with all MTS MU engines.

Package Deals and options

Package deals including riding cars and track are available. Ask us for more information.

Contact us to find out more today!

Measurements and Specifications
Gauge    5"
1-1/8" : 1ft
Performance and Control
Powered?    Yes
Motors    4 x 450w
Control    MTS Electronic Controllers
Multi-unit ready?    Standard
Maximum load    24 adults
Top speed    10km/h
Equipment and Fittings
Bearings    Ball bearings
Drive    Chain (All Axles powered)
Suspension    Spring (Fully detailed as per prototype)
Brake(s)    Regenerative
Wheel type    Steel
Wheel configuration    Co-Co
Enthusiasts' Notes on "Real World Equivalent" of this item
Date manufactured    1982
Regions in service    New South Wales
Pricing and Availability
      (Ready To Run)
Prices from   $19,000 AUD.
Available    Now
Lead time    12 weeks
Warranty    12 months