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

.Not only has  the Midland’s show past but we are now in to a New Year and the latest show at Alexandra Palace has come and gone. I was very please to meet all my visitors at this show both those I have been meeting for several years and many new faces. I hope you liked my small display and apologies for the slight lack of larger content but I spent most of the week before under medication.

Now fully recover I have been updating the site and adding pictures and details of the models I had been expecting as well as several others. I have yet to finalize full details on items from David Piddington’s workshop and have had a minor slapped wrist from him for not saying that the workshop is being disposed of as he has Parkinson’s. We all wish him well for the future.

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 a 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.