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


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We are just sorting ourselves out ready for our annual visit to the GUILDFORD SOCIETY SHOW this coming weekend the 2nd and 3rd of July so for those that attend this long standing show please do come and say hello. e will have some of the new arrivals on the stand including the HUNSLET, SIMPLICITY 2, and a LNER Y4 which arrived today from Jersey, which I will post further details about once I have unpacked the box. Other recent arrivals which have yet to reach the site include FOUR OFF part built 5″ gauge ‘ROYAL SCOT’ models to the Martin Evan’s design, although one is actually under construction to the ‘FURY’ set up for a compound model. This model has a  parallel boiler and there is another ‘commercial’ taper boiler for one of the other chassis. I am currently sorting out what is what with these models as they all came from one source and many of the parts etc. were muddled up, hopefully when I have them sorted some pictures will appear on the site. Should any of these be of interest please contact me and we can discuss what I have for each model.

I have still not fully itemized the David Piddington workshop but it does include a very well tooled MYFORD SUPER SEVEN, a hand shaper, pillar drill of home construction built to a very high standard as well as many other smaller items of tooling .

There are several interesting items among the considerable number of specialist tools that he both designed and built during his model engineering career and I will be listing these under a separate heading once they have all arrived.  So keep looking if you are after any specialist workshop equipment.

David also had in his workshop the start of an interesting project which is also for sale, this consists of an early stages start to the construction of a SNCF  Chapelon 242 ‘MOUNTAIN’  in 3.5″ gauge, including research books, an almost complete set of ‘WORKS’ drawings, some initial design drawings for the main frames and stretchers with some of these items made, and patterns and a full set of castings for all the wheel sets in cast iron. On completion this would make a model in 3.5″ gauge which is over six feet in length, quite a considerable size and much on a par with Martin Evan’s ‘COLOMBIA’. If this model project might be of interest please get in touch and I will supply further information

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.