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Planet 2
Item No: L5EMP2
In category  Locomotives / 7.25in Gauge / RTR

Planet 2 + Click image to enlarge

From AU$7,500
Ready To Run

The Planet 2 is the larger cousin of the 5" gauge Planets. 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.

Bigger and heavier than the basic 5" gauge Planet, with 700 watts and a 24V system is has a lot more power and will handle tougher track conditions. For keen enthusiasts it is also available in kit form as well as ready-to-run.

The Maxitrak locomotive is designed for 24V operation driving two motors 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 eight 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:

  • 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.
  • Package Deal

    Package deals including riding cars and track are also available.

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    Measurements and Specifications
    Gauge    5" and 7.25" narrow gauge
    2.5" : 1ft
    Performance and Control
    Powered?    Yes
    Motors    8 x 60w
    Control    Electronic with hand controller
    Multi-unit ready?    Standard
    Maximum load    8 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   $7,500 AUD.
    Available    Now
    Lead time    8 weeks
    Warranty    12 months