Charnwood Forest Garden Railway

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Battery Diesels

We have three battery diesel at the CFR, two are roundhouse Criccieth Castle and the other a converted Accucraft Baguley.

Oggiwalla

Oggiwolla was the first battery diesel at the CFR . It has been at the CFR for 5 years and is used for 'Live Steam recovery duties', when one of the Steamer run out of gas 'round the back'. The R/C system is  27MzG. It is painted Green and is fitted with: 0-6-0 outside framed chassis with high quality Buhler motor and precision made steel and bronze gear set. Fitted with full radio control for both speed and direction (and horn if fitted). Rechargeable NiMh batteries (8 on loco) for excellent running time, complete with fast charger for in-situ charging. Directional head lights and colour side lights Gauge adjustable between 32mm and 45mm gauge. Insulated wheels as standard. Fully glazed windows and removable roof to access detailed interior. Available with optional sound system featuring realistic engine idle and running plus air brakes and horn. Dimensions are :- length 275mm, width 110mm, height 150mm, weight 2.92 kg. You will see this loco out on the railway when we are running live steam. In December 2011, Oggi had a new battery pack fitted.

 

Sahara

Another Criccieth Castle! Sahara is a tan coloured loco who is coming to the railway to give oggiwalla a helping hand! It arrived mid- May 2010 and is the second battery diesel at the CFR . It is used for 'Live Steam recovery duties', when one of the Steamer run out of gas 'round the back'. The R/C system is  2.4 GzH. It is fitted with: 0-6-0 outside framed chassis with high quality Buhler motor and precision made steel and bronze gear set. Fitted with full radio control for both speed and direction (and horn if fitted). Rechargeable NiMh batteries (8 on loco) for excellent running time, complete with fast charger for in-situ charging. Directional head lights and colour side lights Gauge adjustable between 32mm and 45mm gauge. Insulated wheels as standard. Fully glazed windows and removable roof to access detailed interior. Available with optional sound system featuring realistic engine idle and running plus air brakes and horn. Dimensions are :- length 275mm, width 110mm, height 150mm, weight 2.92 kg. You will see this loco out on the railway when we are running live steam.

Baguley

Joining the fleet for 2012 is Brett's freshly converted battery Accucraft Baguley. The loco is from the first generation of locos and is painted in the black. It is used for Shunting at the halt and from time to time running on the main lines. The R/C system is 2.4 GzH fitted by Tony when the loco was converted from track power to battery. Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19 scale), Gauge is changeable between 45mm and 32mm. Power: 0-24V DC with a Minimum Radius: 760mm (2 feet 6 inches). You will see this loco out on the railway when we are running live steam.

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