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BR Class 42 'Warship'
Item No: L5EMC42
In category  Locomotives / 5in Gauge / RTR

BR Class 42 + Click image to enlarge

From AU$6,800
Unpainted Kit

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BR Class 42

The "Warships" were the BR Class 42 locomotives, based on the German V200 design. Built in Swindon and named after past and present warships of the Royal Navy.

Intended to replace ageing steam locomotives, these locomotives ran express passenger trains, with the increased power allowing additional passenger carriages to be added.

The model is powered by 24V and is powered by eight motors. It is fully detailed with a one-piece GRP body, and is available in kit, unpainted, or ready to run!


The Maxitrak engines supplied by Mini Train Systems are fitted with a number of extra features to improve driver convenience and comply with Australian standards (AS3533). MTS engines are tested and warranted for 12 months against defects in materials or labour. 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

This locomotive is available either ready to run, or in kit form. Package deals including riding cars and track are also available.

Contact us to find out more today!

Measurements and Specifications
Gauge    5"
1-1/16" : 1ft
Wheel diameter    88mm
Performance and Control
Powered?    Yes
Motors    8 x 60w
Control    Electronic with hand controller
Multi-unit ready?    Standard
Maximum load    9 adults
Top speed    10km/h
Equipment and Fittings
Bearings    Bronze
Drive    Gear
Suspension    Spring (Independent axles)
Brake(s)    1 (Electromagnetic)
Wheel type    steel disc
Wheel configuration    Bo-Bo
Enthusiasts' Notes on "Real World Equivalent" of this item
Date manufactured    1958
Regions in service    UK
Pricing and Availability
      (Unpainted Kit)
Prices from   $6,800 AUD.
Available    Now
Lead time    16 weeks
Warranty    12 months