Category Archive: PART BUILT MODELS

5″ gauge QUARRY HUNSLET 0-4-0 saddle tank locomotive.


Like the SWEET PEA shown in the part built models this is another part finished rebuild of a QUARRY HUNSLET . The model is built to the Don Young design with an enclosed cab and some nice detail. Purchased by the previous owner as a project for repair/rebuild back in December 2016 from Station Road …

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5″ gauge SWEET PEA Project

IMG_0404(1) Sweet Pea Ayres

This has, at one time, been a complete models following the Buckler design but without the saddle tank and having a tender for the water supply. I have had a check over all the parts and all major items are present, including a new enclosed cab. There are a few smaller items which will require …

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Built to approximately 2″ scale this model is a rebuild project as the boiler currently fitted is of steel construction with no know provenance and I consider that it would be preferable to rebuild using a new copper boiler. The model is mechanically complete and is a double crank compound by design, although this is …

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5″ gauge GSWR ‘BALTIC TANK’ 4-6-4 locomotive


Apparently built in the 1990’s this model was started when a sheet of blued steel was obtained and this is still on the model under the poor black paintwork. The chassis still shows quite a lot of the original GSWR green,maroon and blued steel livery that this model obviously carried at one time.. Having looked …

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5″ gauge 45XX ‘Small Prairie’ 2-6-2 tank locomotive part built

IMG_1564 Prairie pb

This is a well advanced, almost air running, chassis for this popular tank engine design by Martin Evans as published in the Model Engineer. Currently mounted on a frame enabling the model to be inverted, which comes with the model if required. The pony trucks are both made although not currently fitted to the chassis. …

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7.25″ gauge NER Class T2 tender locomotive.


This model is well advanced and built to an exceptionally high standard with the engineering quality much as you would expect from a member of staff in the Robotic’s department of a university. Based originally on the LBSC design NETTA which LBSC published designs for, gauge ‘1’ to 5″ but never in 7.25″. The builder …

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5″ gauge ‘SUPER SIMPLEX’ 0-6-0 tank locomotive.


An excellent start has been made to this model with the chassis completed to an air running unit. There is a commercially built boiler from Blackgates Engineering with the original constructors paper work. Drawings and articles about building a ‘SUPER SIMPLEX’ together with a full set of laser cut parts for the plate work and …

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2.5″ gauge ‘TOBY’ 0-4-2 freelance tank locomotive.


This is an excellent start for anyone to this quite powerful 2.5″ gauge tank locomotive to the design by Steve Eaton.There is an air running chassis with slip eccentric valve gear, a complete marine style boiler built by S.Eaton and supplied with a club hydraulic certificate. Also included in the parts are a footplate,cut out …

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7.25″ gauge LNER A2 Pacific

This model is being built to represent one of the Thompson series of A2 Pacifics with the three set of Walschaerts valve gear. Currently there is a rolling chassis for both the loco and tender, a considerable amount of motion built, including part machined cylinders and quite a lot of work has been carried out …

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040 Charles

             If you require a larger 3.5″ gauge model to complete then this kit of parts  will build into a fine narrow gauge model. Based on the ‘BLACKGATE’S’ design for this class of Quarry HUNSLET the model is just under 82cms long. This design is for ‘CHARLES’ which is the sister engine …

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