Like the Night Train that preceded it, the Lil’ Night Train featured a unique, all metal two piece enclosure. Vox catalog literature described the enclosure as resembling an “armored lunchbox.”
The printed circuit board and electronic components were mounted in the lower portion of the enclosure. The control panel nomenclature was silk screened directly to the chassis.
The chrome plated upper portion of the enclosure provided ventilation for the transformers and tubes through perforations cut in the steel case characteristic to the diamond pattern of Vox grill cloth.
This imaginative, all metal enclosure design eliminated the additional cost, size and weight of a traditional wood head cabinet. At less than 9″ wide and under 5 pounds, the Lil’ Night Train was ready to go anywhere.