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

 Well the Midlands show is over for another year and we hope you like the items we had on display. Most of them were new stock and will be reaching the site shortly. The ADAM’s Radial Tank in 7.25″ gauge attracted considerable interest. Other new items are a complete 5″ SIMPLEX to the popular Martin Evans design and also a 3.5″ gauge 2-6-4 tank which I have to label as freelance as it has a chassis to the Jubliee design but the boiler and plate work are different. A small booklet about the construction and history of this model will be included in the sale. All these items will be available so please contact us for further details and pictures if you are interested.

I must apologies to those of you who have made inquiries about the B1 and GSWR Baltic tank as these models have both come from one source. The owner has still not replied to several email request for contact, since he left the UK for Madeira.

I have still not fully itemized the David Piddington workshop but it does include a very well tooled MYFORD SUPER SEVEN, 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.  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 241 ‘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.