Traders in live steam models of locomotives and traction engines in the model engineering scale

 Since the last update of this home page I have been very busy with both sale and the collection of various models which will appear on the site in the next couple of weeks. The Marshall Portable is already mentioned but others include a 2″ scale SHOWMAN’S Engine to the ‘Thetford Town ‘ design as well as a part built 1.5″ scale ALLCHIN, a exhibition quality part built 5″ gauge LMS ‘DUCHESS’, a 3.5″ gauge model ‘SPENCER’ the 4-6-0 narrow gauge HUNSLET design by Robin Dyer. This model is well advanced with a commercial boiler with certification. There is also a 7.25 gauge model ‘RAILMOTOR’ to the Don Young design as well as several other models which I will list shortly from my own collection which I need to rationalize.

An exhibition quality 1.5″ scale model of a MARSHALL PORTABLE. This model was started by the builder back in the early 1980’s and requires final finishing. Much additional research was carried out by the builder into these portables to insure that the model was as near as possible an exact replica of the full size engine. I think the pictures will confirm this view.


Two 5″ gauge restoration projects have also come in to stock a Quarry HUNSLET which is well advanced on the restoration and an 0-4-0 Sweet Pea which had been stripped for a repaint and requires reassembly and  possible addition of some suitable water storage. Had been built with a tender so could be used with this rather than the addition of side tanks or the saddle tank of the original design.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRICE OF THE NER T2 Locomotive in 7.25″ gauge has been seriously revised at the request of the owner. This part built model by Alan Priest need to be viewed to truly appreciate the high standard of workmanship.

Several 3.5″ gauge projects including a Maisie,a Bantam Cock and a 2-6-2 tank engine and a part built model in 5″ gauge of PIONEER the 0-6-0 tank locomotive design from 1936 have also arrived.

Details of these items will be available shortly but please enquire if any are of interest.


I am also currently assisting with the cataloguing and assessment of a quantity of  ‘gauge 1′ and ‘gauge 2 ‘ models which includes complete and part built models of locos and rolling stock together with track and other accessories. Should you have any interest in model in these gauges please let me know and I will supply further details.


Please keep watching the site as several other projects will appear soon and there may be something of interest to those of you who like starting with a part built model or restoration.


If you require details or pictures on any of these models please email at viewmodels@yahoo.co.uk or phone on the contact number given and we will respond.