Hibberd Planet (shunter step)

PIL-001B • by Planet Industrials

About the kit

The kit is comprised of a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts and a 3D printed plastic body shell and detailing parts. Only simple folding of these parts is required and they can all be glued in place.

The kit is designed to fit a Tenshodo 24.5mm wheelbase chassis. At present this can be ordered with the loco by selecting the appropriate option.

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Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.

Prototype Info

F. C. Hibberd & Co Ltd was a British company founded in 1927 and built a large number of industrial petrol and diesel locomotives.The company used the 'Planet' name to market it's locomotives and the type was built from the mid 1950s.

Standard models included an 18ton using the Dorman 4DL (77.5hp) and 20 and 23 ton models using the Dorman 6DLIII 123hp, although the navy specified the Foden FD6 (105bhp) engine as prime mover. The engine drove through a WIlson 4 speed box via roller chain to each axle.

This model represents an example fitted with shunters foot steps and offers two styles of cab windows.


This kit is currently available from stock.


Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.