Welcome to the home page of Barrett Steam models.
We are a family run business dedicated to the production of
Gauge 1 live steam models and accessories. We design and manufacture on site highly detailed metal model steam locomotives, with all our main materials purchased in the Midlands, UK. All machining is done for our kits.
You will receive a detailed kit of parts covering loco engine and tender, with a comprehensive instruction book and help over the phone or email, if required. Because they are our designs you will receive the most upto date help with replacement parts were needed.
You will need screw drivers, spanners, pliers, clamps, silver solder and paint. Each kit comes with a list of suggested equipment.
To gain hands on experience in soldering and metal forming come to one of our workshop days, see our News page for dates.
Our Gauge 1 Locomotive kits are usually produced in batches over twelve months and delivered in 4 to 5 packs. A deposit will secure your kit at today's prices, interest free monthly payments are requested over the 12 months.
In stock we have a small number of kits from previous batches which are now complete. See the locomotive kits page for what is available. These can be split and paid for, over 4 to 12 months.
Copyright 2020 Barrett Steam models Ltd, site design by Sheila Barrett
News 23 April 2020
With the covid-19 out break the exhibitions we usually attend have been cancelled for April, and now for May 2020, some have been moved to later in the year. We are still open for business and have been answering a lot of emails from home. The workshop has been closed to staff but we are now open and intend carrying on with production of boilers and new models.
All our kits can be ordered direct from us by email or phone and delivered direct to your door, for £35 by Royal Mails special delivery.
Full kits available, GW47xx coal or spirit fired, GW42xx, 52xx and 72xx tank engines spirit fired. GW Scott, and Lady packs 1 to 4 are available just need boilers, LMS Royal Scot and rebuilt packs 1-3 of 4 available just need final steam pack 4 and boilers.
Starter kits available J65 tank pack 1, of 2 and J38 packs 1 and 2, of 4
Have the design for your own loco, wish to scratch build but would like cast detail parts. Then check out our Model engineers catelogues, listing all the available castings, etchings and lasers we do for Tenders and Locomotives.