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IKON designs and manufactures a large variety of Steam, Electric and Diesel small-scale locomotives, up to 750mm gauge. We are also able to design and manufacture rolling stock for small-scale railroads.

Steam Trains.

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Phantom & Tender
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'Phantom' Steam Locomotive (for 7.25" track) 
This 1/6 full size locomotive and tender was designed by IKON to be an easy locomotive to build. It has a capacity to haul 20 adults or 30 children on gradients of 1 in 60. A kit is available which includes wheel and cylinder castings and a set of plans.

Weight: 240kg
Length: 2000mm
Width: 400mm
Height: 600mm


 
A 'Phantom' based locomotive finished with NZR body outline 
This was a prize-winning locomotive at the Blenheim Live Steamers Convention in 2000.

Builders: Terry and Ben Armstrong, Hamilton, New Zealand.
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Black Phantom
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Shay
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Model B Shay (for 7.25" or 7.5" gauge) 
This 1/3 full size locomotive is based on the 24 tonne 2' gauge prototype. It is a 3 cylinder 2-truck style locomotive, LPG fired. This locomotive has been designed and manufactured by IKON. It has an operating speed 12 km/h, with a carrying capacity of 50 adults or 70 children. The image above shows the Shay made by owner Dave Giles on the Blenheim, New Zealand, track at the convention in January 2000. Behind the loco is some of the rolling stock also made by IKON.

Weight: 750kg (dry)
Length: 2950mm
Width: 700mm
Height: 900mm

 
The Shay 'La Fayette' (for 7.25" gauge) 
The Shay locomotive 'La Fayette' designed and built at IKON Loco Works for an Australian client. The scale is 3 - 3/4" to the foot and operates on 7.25" gauge track. It is a three cylinder two truck model "B' and is Propane fired, with the Propane cylinders in the fuel tender car riding behind the locomotive. The original prototype weighed in at 24 tonnes, this locomotive has a normal operating speed is between 8-16 km/hour, with a boiler volume of 43 litres operating at 100 PSI (7 bar).
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Shay LaFayette
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Shay
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The Shay No.5 (for 7.25" gauge) 
This locomotive is the same specifications as the the Shay "LaFayette" except that this one is coal fired, not LPG fired.


 
The Black Shay (for 287mm gauge) 
The Black Shay steam loco on the bridge at Manukau Live Steamers is another 1/3 full size SHAY locomotive. We manufactured this one for a Swedish client who came out to NZ to test the loco. He approved of its performance and we have now shipped to his private railroad near Stockholm. The track gauge on this loco is 287 mm and the EU fully certified boiler is fired by Propane.
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Shay
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1/4 Full Size Mogul 2-6-0 Chassis 
This 1/4 full size locomotive was designed and manufactured by Ikon Loco Works for use in a movie filmed in New Zealand.


 

Electric Trains.

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DXR 8022
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DXR 8022 Battery-Electric Locomotive (for 185mm gauge) 
We designed and manufactured the DXR 8022 locomotive to a scale of 1/6 full size. It is powered by 4 X 750 watt DC motors and can haul 5 passenger cars with 30 adult passenger on board at 11 km/hour on 185 mm gauge track. It incorporates regenerative braking on all drive wheels and will operate for 12 hours on a battery charge. A heavy duty two stage 24 Volt battery charger is incorporated.


NZR Ec Battery-Electric Locomotive (for 7.25" gauge) 
This locomotive was designed and manufactured by IKON. It is powered by two 600W motors and four 105AH deep-cycle batteries. It has dynamic braking to control train speed on down grades. Passenger hauling capacity is 20 adults or 30 children on gradients of 1 in 60.

Weight: 245kg
Length: 1800mm
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Red Electric
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Diesel and Petrol Trains.

 
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Butterfly Creek Loco
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'Red Admiral Express' 
The "Red Admiral Express" locomotive and passenger cars were designed and manufactured by Ikon Loco Works for the Butterfly Creek fun park near Auckland Airport. The locomotive is powered by a Toyota 1500cc petrol engine driving the wheels via an Eaton Hydraulic Transmission. The train is braked by compressed air supplied from the locomotive. A fully operational 4 note chime whistle is also included. Each passenger car seats 16 adults or 24 children.


NZR Dx Locomotive (for 7.25" gauge) 
This locomotive is powered by a 16HP petrol-hydraulic drive. Passenger hauling capacity is 50 adults or 60 children on gradients of 1 in 60. This locomotive has recently been totally upgraded and rebuilt by IKON.

Owner: Manukau Live Steamers Inc., Auckland, New Zealand.

Weight: 450kg
Length: 3000mm
Height: 900mm
Width: 500mm
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5287 NZR
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Sammy
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'Sammy The Shunter' 
This 1/2 size locomotive is based on a 0-6-0 Diesel-hydraulic Fowler 600mm gauge. Passenger capacity is 36 adults or 48 children. Designed and built by IKON for Monterey Park Museum and Railroad, Auckland, New Zealand.

 
NZR Dc Locomotive (for 15" gauge) 
The Yellow loco with the Lion crest on the front is a 1/4 full size scale NZR Dc locomotive designed to operate on 15" gauge track. It is powered by a 33 hp YANMAR diesel engine and hydraulic transmission to all 8 wheels. The Wanganui Lions club will be running it at their railway park beside the river in Wanganui.
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Lions Loco
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