This is a preview page for SEARAILS PowerMAX! 0-4-0 Steam Switchers. It is a PREVIEW ONLY. PayPal purchase buttons will activate AFTER there is product in stock. Comments are requested regarding price. The engines will ONLY be available in unpainted brass. Special Orders for painting and decals are available on this website under the "PAINT AND DECALS" tab.
SEARAILS intends to introduce 0-4-0 steam switching locomotives in Z scale, Nn3, N scale, and HOn20. These unpainted brass models will use the PowerMAX! v.2 chassis in 6.5mm and 9mm gauge. Final plans for pricing have not been concluded. Please assist in its decision with your comments.
CURRENT STATUS (6-5-15): Brass etchings for drive rods and wheels centers are completed by Indiana Micro Etch. (see photo group 2 below)
Status (5-5-15) All bodies and details are completed in design. 3D printing and lost wax castings are in current development. (see photo group 1 below)
Photo Group - 1
These images are finished 3D printed wax bodies with surface details mounted on both 6.5mm and 9mm PowerMAX!. The tolerance of our 3D printing mechanism is 0.001mm. These bodies contain multiple components and surface details. As is SEARAILS current practise, they will be cast in brass as unit bodies with all details cast on. There is some discussion regarding the provision of some of the details (domes, stacks, light fixtures, and coupler housings) as alternate separate detail packages allowing the modeler to create an engine-specific to a body or rail line type. Your input is, as always, welcome.
N SCALE MINNETONKA 5-5-15
Z scale B&O Docksider
Photo Group - 2
This photo illustrates the finished white brass etching for the PowerMAX! steam engine's driving rods, linkage and wheel centers. Tom Knapp has developed a quartering mechanism to provide the 90 degree rotation setting of the wheel center pins, and the resulting smooth operation of all four driven wheels in the 0-4-0 class of PowerMAX! steam engines.
PowerMAX! and the design for the PowerMAX! 6 volt powered model train chassis in 6.5mm and 9mm rail gauge is Patent Applied and the title PowerMAX! and designs for all its iterations and functions is copyright to SEARAILS