Piko 45mm Gauge Six Wheel Motor Blocks

Left - Mogul Block : Right - US saddletank/BR80 Block

Self-contained power trucks as used by Piko under their G scale range, ideal and economical running gear for either modern diesel and electric outline locomotives, or older units fitted with tramway skirts. These 3 axle blocks are actually both from steam engines, but this isn't apparent when modern sideframes are fitted.

The two types have similar wheelbases of 114mm and 119.5mm, the mogul block is slightly longer with bigger wheels. In both cases drive is to the end axles only and the centre is an idler. Pickup is from all wheels and sliding pickup shoes. The BR80 (red block and wheels) and US saddletank (black block and wheels) are mechanically identical in each generation except for colour. See datasheets for more detailed dimensions.

PLEASE NOTE, Piko are in the process of changing over production from their original style motor blocks to improved versions with ball bearings on the axles. This affects the Taurus (BR182), BR218, BR110 family, V60 and BR80/US saddle tank. In each case, new and old blocks are externally identical and can be swapped like for like. We will continue to supply the old type as a more economical option while stocks remain available, but some types are already discontinued. For customers using these blocks as spares to repair/refurbish steam locos, please also note that the mogul blocks come with a set of new crankpins included (shown), the others do not, and these would need ordering separately if required.

Power trucks and motor blocks are all in our £5 Shipping band for any combination and quantity, see the purchase page for details. All consignments are sent Royal Mail signed for / independent courier depending on weight and value.

Plain Bearing (Original) Types :

Type


Black 6 wheel steam

Piko No.


36103

g-bits No.


161-P103

Availability / Price


in Stock - £45.00ea*




datasheet

* While stocks last

Ball Bearing (New) Types :

Type


Mogul Block (Black)
0-6-0ST Block (Black)
BR80 Block (Red)

Piko No.


36109
36107
36106

g-bits No.


161-P109
161-P107
161-P106

Availability / Price


in Stock - £62.50ea
in Stock - £59.00ea
Special order**




In Preparation
datasheet
datasheet

** Price usually the same as the black 161-P107 version

For prototypes requiring an extra-long wheelbase 2-axle block, we are also able to supply the above 3-axle blocks assembled to order as 4-wheelers with the centre axle removed - these are still R1 (600mm) compatible :

Plain Bearing (Original) Types :

Type


37mm whl / 114wb

Made From


Piko 36103

g-bits Part No.


161-PM03

Availability / Price


A.T.O.# - £52.50ea




datasheet

Ball Bearing (New) Types :

Type


44mm whl / 119.5wb
37mm whl / 114wb

Made From


36109
36107

g-bits Part No.


161-PM09
161-PM07

Availability / Price


A.T.O.# - £72.50ea
A.T.O.# - £70.00ea




In Preparation
datasheet

# A.T.O. - Assemble to Order : although these are converted from stock base units, some time is required for reassembly and testing - please allow an extra two days for delivery of these custom units.

Spare Parts :

For many lower powered and light duty locomotives, a single power truck is often enough - we hold stock of most types of Piko wheelsets to allow users to build up matching dummy trucks, please enquire for availability.