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

  Having downsized on the space that I had available for models and storage you will find that there will be a number of new miscellaneous items listed as I know longer have the storage space available. If the WEATHER allows I will be photographing many of these together with the models itemized below, so they can all be listed with more information on the site.

Latest news is the request to sell an Exhibition quality 5″ gauge rebuilt ‘ROYAL SCOT’.  I have known this model for a number of years and it is complete with past boiler history but has been on display in the owner’s lounge for more years than I care to remember. Unusually for a rebuilt ‘SCOT’ the model is finished in lined LMS livery as ‘ROYAL SCOT’ complete with a fully engraved bell mounted on the front. Please view the pictures which will be on the site and see what you think.

Two other items which are also newly available are a GWR 3500gallon tender which is complete and finished to exhibition standard in both finish and detail. From the same builder as the tender, also comes many of the major parts for a 61XX Prairie tank locomotive, started to the Shortland design but with major revisions in the final design to bring the model much closer in design details to the full size locomotive. Having been started as one of a pair the builder completed the first engine but has now moved on to another build and needs to move on this part built model.

The Marshall Portable is already mentioned on the site but others include a 2″ scale SHOWMAN’S Engine to the ‘Thetford Town ‘ design, now also shown on the site, as well as a part built 1.5″ scale ALLCHIN,  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. Details will also be posted of three part built 5″ gauge models to the ‘PANSY’ design all to the stage of a complete rolling chassis with cylinders and motion, boilers built to a high standard which I expect to have tested and much of the rest of the platework and fittings.

 A 5″ gauge restoration project has also come in to stock, 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. I have been working on the chassis for this model and is almost at the air running stage with a number of new items fitted to create a sound chassis. The boiler has also received a hydraulic test and past.

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.

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.