Latest update: 15 June 2016
This page provides an overview of the motor blocks available from PIKO, either for scratch building purposes or if you want to swap and “old style” motor block for a “new style” one.
I highly recommend reading this page first: PIKO G Motor Block Designs, as it explains the difference between the old and new style motor blocks.
Catalogued Motor Blocks:
These motor blocks are catalogued items, directly available from many shops and retailers.
|Product Family||Type||“Old STYLE” motorblock||“New STYLE” motorblock|
|Taurus||2 axles, black wheels||36100||36104|
|BR 218, V 100||2 axles, black wheels||36101||36105|
|BR 80||3 axles, spoked wheels, red||36102||36106|
|US 0-6-0 (small wheels, middle axle centered)||3 axles, spoked wheels, black||36103||36107|
|BR 194||2 axles, spoked wheels, red||36108|
|US 0-6-0 / 2-6-0 (large wheels, middle axle off centre)||3 axles, spoked wheels, black||36109|
Uncatalogued / Spare Parts Service:
PIKO does not offer a motor block for instance the V 60 diesel locomotive as a catalogued item, which means you have to order it via their sparte parts service. The table belows how you can swap an “old style” motor block from your locomotive for a “new style” block.
|Product with “old style” MOTOR BLOCKS||“New Style” Replacement||Remarks|
|Railbus (37300-37303)||ET37304-35||Only wheelsets are required, no need to swap entire motor block.|
|V 60 (37520-37521) – Red wheels, black frame||Not available|
|V 60 (37522) – Black wheels, black frame||ET37523-71 & ET37523-72 (with traction tyres?)||Only wheelsets are required, no need to swap entire motor block.|
|BR 199 HSB (37540)||ET37542-35||Full motorblock swap, two needed.|