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

Well we were hopefully past the worst of this pandemic but it’s still hanging around causing problems.

Having received all my vaccinations, I am starting to accept visitors, with caution, so if you  wish to view items then please contact me and make arrangements for your visit.

Please note that I now have both the BRITANNIA and FREELANCE PACIFIC locomotives in stock with me so viewings can be arranged as necessary.

Please also note that I have reduced the price for the 2″ scale FOWLER traction engine which is considerably less than my original asking price.

As a result of various visitors over the last few weeks several models have sold and these are now marked on the site. I now have some pictures of the part built Princess and Dean and will publish these shortly. I have also received some new stock, a 5” GWR Pannier tank to the LBSC design ‘PANSY’ which is in full working order with current club boiler certification, a 5” gauge ‘BUTCH’ which I have added details already to the site, and finally a unique model in 3.5” gauge of a S.E.C.R Class L 4-4-0 tender locomotive completed over a ten year period to exhibition quality from works drawings and other related research, all of which is available with the model. Further details of these items on request with full details published shortly.

I am still awaiting the chance to view the part built 5″ KINGS I have mentioned previously but do have some details if you are interested, but no pictures as yet.

Further models to have arrived include a part built 5″ gauge ‘Princess of Wales’, a 5″ gauge GWR Dean Single to the P.Rich design also part built, together with a 5″ gauge Dean/Armstrong 4-4-0 also to P.Rich design, the later being mostly parts at present. there are drawings with all three of these models to allow completion. Either of the GWR locomotives will be quite unusual models in 5″ gauge.  All of these will be best to view before making any final decisions and I will publish pictures of the models as best I can. There are also some part built gauge ‘1’ locos a GWR 2-8-0 tank, Deeley Midland 4-4-0 and a ‘Princess of Wales’ obviously one of the builders favorite locos. I have now published details of these gauge 1 items on the site together with pictures.

The latest arrivals include a gas fired 5” gauge SIMPLEX style tank loco withe riding truck and a further trolley for the gas tank, a complete 5” gauge SIMPLEX  which would require commissioning, it would appear to have a commercially made boiler but there is no history, a part built 5” gauge SIMPLEX, this is well advanced with many parts made but as yet not fitted to the rolling chassis, this also has a commercial boiler but there is no paperwork only the stamping on the back head and CE mark, the final item is quite a nice vertical boiler model in 5” gauge with a twin cylinder vertical engine, unfortunately the boiler on this model is in steel with no boiler history. Further details when I post these items.

A 7.25” gauge ROMULUS with riding truck is expected shortly, this is a model I sold some ten years ago and would come with current certification and past history. Full details on request

Unfortunately I have withdrawn the ‘Royal Scot’ from sale.  If however you are still after a Royal Scot I do have a couple of part built models which are available but are of the unrebuilt version.

Several 3.5″ gauge projects including a Maisie, 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.

So I hope like me you have been busy one way or another and are keeping safe and well.

If you require details or pictures on any of these models please email us at viewmodels@yahoo.co.uk or phone on the contact number given as I have removed the contact sheet,which had never worked properly.


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.