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5" Gauge Straddle Drivers Car

5" Gauge Straddle Drivers Car

Our straddle carriages are built using quality materials and a proven design, they incorporate many features making riding comfortable and ownership worry-free.

Designed as a series along with the passenger cars, these are designed for connection direct to the loco and with capacity to carry batteries.

These are set to a "Low" height to match passenger carriages, or a "High" height for more comfortable driving.

Different versions are available to suit different locos, voltages and battery capacity requirements.

All cars include the following features:

  • Black powder coated frames and painted timber foot and end boards
  • Colorbond® steel sides.
  • Power cut-off switch, circuit breakers and cabling for the specified voltage and number of batteries
  • Battery hold-down clamps
  • Batteries un-plug and can stay in the car for charging using our optional charger cable (if using your own charger) or one of our pre-wired chargers.
  • Hand operated parking brake
  • Flashing tail lights 
  • 1.8m cars include a mid-seat divider
  • Padded seat for driver comfort.
  • Heavy duty bogies with full suspension.
  • Strong steel frame fully painted for protection.
  • Timber end panels.
  • Large internal room for batteries and equipment.

 Brake options

  • Mechanical Brake
  • Electric Actuator Brake


The end panels and footboards are typically painted Gloss Black, with the side panels available in many standard Colorbond colours:

  • Manor Red - Standard
  • Cottage Green
  • Monument
  • Others available on request.
  • Printed decoration available on request

We can add many other variations and customisations, if you want something special just reach out and let us know!

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