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Item No: L5EMP
In category  Locomotives / 5in Gauge / RTR

Planet + Click image to enlarge

From AU$3,900
Ready To Run

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The Planet is based on the 2ft gauge light industrial locomotives manufactured by FC Hibbard and Co at their Park Royal Works in London. The Maxitrak model features an all steel bonnet and full cab and incorporates the distinctive Planet radiator and makers plates. These engines were common in industrial service, both narrow and standard gauge, and were found at many Naval dockyards.

The Maxitrak locomotive is designed for a 12V operation driving a motor on each axle through an all gear drive. It is also fitted with spring suspension, full electronic control and a wealth of detail. It is capable of hauling four adults on level track and will run all day on one charge depending on grade, load and battery selected.


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. All MTS Planets feature:

  • Maxitrak's optional headlight and their optional battery condition indicator LED
  • Key operated disable switch
  • Power connector for driving car mounted battery
  • 'Break away' disable feature
  • Hand Held tether control. This replaces Maxitrak's standard cab mounted controls.
  • MTS MU (Multiple Unit) Control System. This enables two or more Planets 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.


The Planets are available in:
  • Maroon
  • Green
  • Cane Train Yellow

Package Deal

Package deals including riding cars and track are also available.

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Measurements and Specifications
Gauge    5" narrow gauge
2.5" : 1ft
Length    560mm
Width    255mm
Height    465mm
Minimum weight    15kg (without ballast weight)
Maximum weight    30kg (with ballast weight)
Wheel diameter    82mm
Performance and Control
Powered?    Yes
Motors    4 x 60w
Control    Electronic with hand controller
Multi-unit ready?    Standard
Maximum load    4 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
Enthusiasts' Notes on "Real World Equivalent" of this item
Date manufactured    1938
Regions in service    UK
Pricing and Availability
      (Ready To Run)
Prices from   $3,900 AUD.
Available    Now
Lead time    4 weeks
Warranty    12 months