These are our simplest kits, requiring only simple folds and no soldering.
All machining has been completed, and the kits are assembled using nuts, screws and glue.
The steam chest and cylinder units will come part assembled, with pistons and valves already in place so you only need to carry out the final assembly and seal them.
We will complete all essential soldering and sheet metal forming for you.
You will need a simple set of fine files, small screwdrivers, pliers and spanners. tweezers can also be useful for holding the small screws in position. A small electric drill or hand drill will be useful for drilling out the pilot holes.
A more detailed beginners guide containing what you may need will be provided with all kits
For all our customers we are happy to answer any build queries over the phone or via email. We offer soldering and forming lessons in our workshop a few times a year, so keep an eye on our News page for the latest dates.
We understand that things can go wrong, and very small parts can get easily lost, so spare parts for all our kits can be purchased separately
Unpowered, Spirit or Coal?
These kits contain everything you need to produce a rolling model. All etchings, laser frames, castings and other bodywork details are included, but there are no mechanical details or electrics to enable the loco to run. These kits are perfect for you to add in your own electrics and radio control.
These contain everything from the static kit, as well as all the steam fittings, pipework and boiler to produce a meths fired loco.
Some of our kits have a large enough boiler to enable coal firing! This kit will contain everything from the static kit, Plus a fire grate, ashpan, pipe fittings and a boiler suitable for coal firing.
Unpowered cost: £295 kit complete!
Bonnet & roof forming: +£25
Motor kit: £60
Includes motor, pulley system, fuse holder and switch
Ready to run: from £899
Price will increase for more complex paint schemes and chosen control servers
Unpowered kit includes: brass bodywork, steel laser frames, wheels, sprung buffers and castings
Timing belt drive system available
length aprox 135mm over buffers