Black Beetle & Wheels

Black Beetle & Wheels

The Black Beetle is a four wheel, completely self contained power bogie with its own electrical pickups. It is relatively lightly constructed, with 2mm diameter axles and is intended for use in model railmotors hauling one or two trailers or multiple units. The weight on the centre pivot should not exceed about 100g. For locomotive applications the use of two Black Beetles is recommended.

 All wheels have nickel silver tyres in NMRA RP25 code 110 or code 88, or P4 wheel profiles and are available in HO/OO, EM, P4. gauges.

* Wheelbases from 25.5mm to 29.5mm use the Mashima 1220 motor, Wheelbases from 29.75mm to 40mm use the Mashima 1224 motor, both with 15:1 Gearing. 

* Height of centre pivot above rail is 12.4mm plus half the wheel diameter in mm.

* All Black Beetles are fitted with axles flush with the wheel face as standard.

* Bogies include a bracket to which sideframes can be fixed. (NOTE: sideframes are not included).

The Black Bug is a single axle drive unit for rail tractors, small rail cars and similar light self propelled vehicles. They are assembled from the same range of motors.

They are available with a 15:1 gear ratio, but do not have electrical pickups fitted.

Listings for the popular types are shown below, specials can be made to order:


Black Bug Drive 15:1 Ratio with 12mm Wheelsets

Black Bug Drive 15:1 Ratio with 12mm Wheelsets

Black Bug Drive 15:1 Ratio with 12mm Wheelsets..

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

BlackBeetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels Includes Dummy Bogie

BlackBeetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels Includes Dummy Bogie

BlackBeetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels Includes Dummy Bogie..

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 12mm Wheels Includes Dummy Bogie

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 12mm Wheels Includes Dummy Bogie

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB24.5mm X 12mm Wheels Includes Dummy BogieTHIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT..

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm P4 Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm P4 Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm P4 Gauge..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 12mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 25.5mm X 10.5mm

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 25.5mm X 10.5mm

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 25.5mm X 10.5mm..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB28.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 12mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 14mm EM Gauge..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB26mm X 10.5mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm (DMUs)

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm (DMUs)

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm (DMUs)THIS ITEM HAS NOW SOLD OUT..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 35mm X 12mm EM Gauge..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 12mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 12mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 34mm X 12mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 34mm X 12mm EM Gauge

Black Beetle Unpowered Dummy - 34mm X 12mm EM Gauge..

£24.50 Ex Tax: £20.42

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels

Black Beetle - 00 (16.5mm) - BB25.5mm X 10.5mm Wheels..

£57.50 Ex Tax: £47.92

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