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Toylander 3 WWII vehicle

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Toylander 3 sketchTo build one of these vehicles will take about 60 to 80 hours, 40 or so if using the ready made body [TBA]. Painting follows and detailing of course. Children from 3 through Adult enjoy the features of a real car in miniature including forward, reverse, foot brake, hand brake, lights, horn and folding screen. The Toylander 3 is marginally longer than the Toylander 1 & 2 otherwise are identical in performance; large enough for an adult and two five year olds.

Motive Power: Power is provided by one or two powerful 12 volt electric motors. The cars run at a speed of around 4 mph depending on the size of the load and the terrain. Final drive is by chain to one rear wheel if one motor is fitted or both wheels if two motors are fitted. Forward or reverse is selected via a switch.

Transmission Options:

  • The Speed Control operates through a linear potentiometer for a real throttle response from crawl to top speed. As supplied in the kit. This level of control allows you to teach proper reversing of a small trailer.
  • Fit an extra motor & battery, wire in series, drive both rear wheels and get a 'diff effect. Also ideal for paddock use (All turn key toys are supplied with two motors and speed control) Recommended.
  • Remote control by hard wire. For / Rev and speed control from box in hand; sit inside or walk behind.

Front Axle: improving on the basic axle, the swing axle helps the wheels to maintain ground contact.

Speed: Speed control set up, 24 volts and two motors achieve a top speed of 6 KPH, even with an adult on board. This is the legal maximum in public. i.e. pavement, car show or steam gala and the local park. Public liability insurance is required by most show organisers and a good idea too.

Body Construction: The rugged body is of monocoque construction; cut from 12mm (½") thick panels in Birch Ply, MR (moisture resistant) MDF using our drawings and instructions. No chassis required; axles and other fabricated parts simply bolt directly under the wooden floor.

Fabricated Parts: The steel parts can be either made in your workshop from the simple workshop drawings shown in the Binder set supplied. If you want them made we can supply from our stock list.

Assembly instructions: The assembly instructions are easy to follow; each stage is explained in plain English and illustrated with simple drawings, pictures and sketches. Telephone or email support available if required.

Wheels: The wheels supplied are road quality pneumatic tyres on 3.50 x 8" dia. steel rims running on roller bearings. Total tyre diameter is approx. 16" (400mm) for Town and Country tyres. The drive wheel is supplied with an extended hub, extra bearing and drive sprocket welded on. Wheel rims have smooth rolled return edge to comply with toy safety and use the flat of the rim for the braking surface.

Battery: a sealed Safety GEL battery is best for the ultimate performance. The alternative is an 85amp/Hour leisure battery. A 12v car battery is not OK if using electronic controls, the GEL is safest.

Curved Sections: The bonnet is formed from a piece of aluminium and can be supplied if required.

Duration: Continuous play value in stationary form; up to four hours driving time; all day in flat garden. This varies according to load carried, terrain encountered and battery size measured in ampere-hours. Twin motor set up is around 7 hrs or more according to the load and terrain.

Wheelbase Toylander 3 1070mm/ 42 1/8"
Turning circle: 5260mm / 207 1/8"
L: 1720mm / 67 ¾"
W: 712mm / 28" body OR 796mm / 31½" with handles fitted
H: to folded screen/ steering wheel ht 770mm / 30½"
Wt: Basic kit inc. packaging: 42kg. EST. Ready Cut panel set: 41kgs [90lbs] EST.
Basic car, without battery: 78 kg. [170lbs] EST.
Twin motor model, without battery: 85 kg. [187lbs] GEL battery 33AmpHr:10.5kg.

EST.: Estimated