USA Trains 45mm Gauge Motor Blocks
These self-contained power trucks are used by USA trains under their range of American outline diesels, and make ideal and economical running gear for either modern diesel and electric outline locomotives, or older units fitted with tramway skirts.
The units pick up on all wheels, as well as the slider shoes, and drive on both axles. All types are fitted with 28.5mm diameter wheels (rolling diameter over tread).
Unfortunately we have had to de-list the smallest 160-0010 71.7mm short wheelbase power truck (datasheet) - these have not been available from the manufacturers for nearly five years, and our own stocks are now also totally exhausted. Any existing customers with 71.7mm units who wish to repair/refurbish them should note that we do hold spare wheelsets for this block.
Medium - 84mm wheelbase (from USA Trains NW2 and S4 locomotives)
Long - 94.5mm wheelbase (from USA Trains GP7, GP9, GP30 and GP38-2 locomotives)
Ordering Details :
All power trucks and motor blocks are 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.
For modellers fitting their own cosmetic sideframes to these units, our 3mm bore brass top hat bushes (stock number 150-0031) are a perfect match for the ends of the axles, and will protect even card or styrene sideframes from wear.
Click here to see our matching top hat bushes.