Hand-built Limited Edition OO Gauge Locos / Fine scale kits
These locomotives are our more sophisticated products, using combinations of resin & white-metal castings, turned and photo-etched
components to produce a fine-scale end product. These are available as limited edition ready-to-run models, hand-built to your order, or as
special order kits for you to construct. Kit-form models will require additional components such as wheels, motor & gears etc. to complete.
The following models can be supplied, though please note that availability varies, & there may be a wait until fresh stocks of parts are to
hand... We recommended that you enquire before ordering.
Bulleid 'Leader' 0-6-6-0T. ( Kit £120 ) - ( R-T-R £295 )
One of the last truly experimental steam locos, this
unusual-looking engine ran in trials from Brighton &
Eastleigh between 1949-51.
Review by Southern E Group (opens in new window)
BR (S) Class 71 electric. ( Kit £90 ) - ( R-T-R £225 )
Introduced in 1959 for the Kent coast electrification scheme, these
locos were at home on both goods & express train duties, though they
achieved fame hauling the prestigious 'Night Ferry' & 'Golden Arrow'
boat trains. Our loco was described as 'The Rolls-Royce of models' by
Model Rail magazine. This is the best model available of this class!
Review by Southern E Group (opens in new window) more...
Isle of Wight Railway 2-4-0T. ( Kit £89 ) - ( R-T-R £325 )
These Beyer-Peacock locos were introduced in 1864, & the last
examples were withdrawn by the SR in the
1930's. A fine-scale kit in white-metal & brass,
with lost-wax detail castings, & sufficient parts to
cover all periods. Please register interest for our
next production run....
OO GAUGE RESIN LOCO BODY KITS: Southern Railway
These loco body kits are pitched firmly at the beginner, or those modellers who have limited time to complete a complex project. All are
designed to fit commercial R-T-R chassis from the major manufacturers. The bodies are moulded in one main piece, with detailing
components as required. The modeller is left to find their own handrail knobs, wire, buffers etc. Many of the simpler kits can be completed in
a couple of evenings, but if even this is beyond you, never fear, as we can construct & finish any of the models for you, to a good standard at
NEW Unrebuilt 'Merchant Navy' class
These locomotives were the ultimate in Southern Railway express
super-power, & our kits represent the class in their original, streamlined
All variations are designed to fit the Hornby 'West country' or 'BofB' loco
& tender chassis, with the addition of a 'MN' pony truck. (you can use
the rebuilt 'Merchant Navy' chassis if preferred, but more work is
required to return this to the original version) You'll need ladders, safety
valves, buffers etc. to complete the detailing of your model.. more...
Kits are available in four different varieties;-
Series one, as built / early.- Comes with 'Widow's peak' + flared-out
deflector front ends, & original sloping front cab, with 5,000 gallon
streamlined tender body with optional high rear rave. ............ £70
Series one, early BR condition;- Comes with the hooded front end,
large deflectors, & your choice (please specify) of slope front or BR 'V'
front cab, + tender as above, without rear rave......... £60
Series Two;- Comes with Large deflectors (can be cut down for early
vesion) Your choice of flat-fronted SR, or BR 'V' front cab, (please
specify) plus 5,100 gallon high-sided tender body............... £60
Series Three;- Comes with large deflectors, 'V' cab, & 6,000 gallon
long-wheelbase high-sided tender body. (appropriate Hornby tender
underframe required) .........£60
We are also working on patterns for the long wheelbase self-weighing,
& 5,250 gallon rebodied tenders, both of which will be available as
NEW! SECR/SR/BR 'O1' class 0-6-0. (£55)
These were Wainwright rebuilds of the SER 'O' class, working from
early SECR days until 1962. They were
simple, robust & lightweight, giving almost
universal route availability. No. 65 is
preserved on the Bluebell railway, the sole
example of an ex-SER locomotive.
Designed to fit the Chinese-made Hornby
'Jinty' etc. chassis, & comes with the distinctive outside-sprung tender,
which will need 16mm wheels. more...
'W' Class 2-6-4T; (£40)
These powerful goods tanks ranged far & wide on goods, banking &
cross-London freight duties. Designed to fit the Bachmann 'N' class
The mould for this kit is now in extremely poor condition, & is unlikely to
be replaced; If you're prepared to do a fair bit of extra cleaning up, we
will attempt to produce an example for you to order.
Z' Class 0-8-0T; (£40)
The SR's last design of heavy shunter, also found work on banking
duties at many locations. Designed to fit the
Hornby '8F' chassis. more...
'E1/D1' 4-4-0; (£55)
These were Maunsell rebuilds of earlier Wainwright locos. They were
fast, powerful, & found use all over the south east, many saw out their
last days on the Redhill-Reading route. Designed to fit the Hornby '2P'
chassis & tender drive. more...
New mould now running from 15/1/12. Kit now freely available.
'Q' Class 0-6-0; (£55)
Maunsell's last loco for the Southern, these goods engines found their
way all over the system, even on the occasional
passenger duty. Loco & tender bodies to fit the
Hornby '4F' chassis & tender drive. more...
New improved mould ready for work from
'G16' Class 4-8-0T; (£45)
These Urie super-heavy duty shunters were designed for the hump
yards at Feltham, though they saw use on
transfer freights & occasional empty stock duties.
Designed to fit modified Hornby '8F' chassis.
NEW! Maunsell 0-6-0 Diesel shunter; (£40)
Introduced 1937, & lasted into the 60's, these were some of the first of
their kind, & worked mostly around south
London. This kit has been re-tooled to fit the
Bachmann 'O8' chassis, with improved detail.
New! ‘Pocket Money Projects’;
Simple 1-piece mouldings to give you something different in an evening or two’s work....
‘TERRIER’ Large Bunker modification; (£5)
A casting to extend the Dapol/Hornby Terrier bunker to Isle of Wight
Capacity; Many returned to mainland BR service in this form. With
‘Lord Nelson’ Maunsell bogie tender body; (£12)
Original version, to back-date the Bachmann ‘Nelson’
OO Gauge Resin Loco body Kits: BR Standard
'Duke of Gloucester' 4-6-2; (£65)
The ultimate development in BR steam locos, this solitary class 8
pacific was BR's only 3-cylinder design, & is
happily presterved. Comes with a host of metal
detailing parts, including the caprotti valve gear,
a BR1J tender body & a new pony truck.
Designed to fit the Hornby Britannia chassis
BR1J tender body also available separately £15
'Crosti' 9F 2-10-0; (£50)
The standard heavy freight loco, fitted with a bizarre & ugly boiler & side
chimney in a search for economy. This
characterful subclass lasted into the early 60's
before being returned to 'normal' draughting
arrangements. Can be assembled in 2 forms; as
built, or with all the Crosti stuff taken off.
Designed to fit the Hornby '9F' chassis, can also
be adapted for the Bachmann one. more...
New improved mould now running from 15/1/12.
(A BR1B tender body can be ordered with this kit for an extra £10..)
Crosti '9F' is now also available in it's rebuilt, conventional steaming
form , priced at £45
BR 'Clan' class 4-6-2 (£50)
Something to use your old tender-drive
Hornby 'Brittania' chassis for,- Comes with
full whitemetal pipework detail.
BR Standard Tender Bodies;
Designed to fit the Hornby tender drive mechanism, though they can be
adapted for other underframes. The upper part of the coal space is
modelled, so down to a half load can be represented with a scattering of
crushed coal... more...
Comes with comprehensive instructions, including a full explanation of
all BR tender types & pairings. 2 types are available;-
BR1F High capacity
(as fitted to 9F, 5MT, & 1 4MT).... (£15)
BR1B/C/D/E/K High sided.
(Builds any of these variants) .....(£16)
Ex- SDJR/LMS Loco body kits
SDJR '7F' 2-8-0 (Large boiler); Newly re-tooled (£45)
The archetypal S&D loco, used on freight & passenger services, &
unique to the line. Designed to fit the Hornby '8F' chassis, & will need a
Fowler tender. more...
It may be possible to fit this body to the new Bachmann chassis, though
we have yet to try this;- reports from customers would be welcomed..
Other Resin Loco body kits
LNER/BR B17/5 4-6-0; (£55)
Two of the numerous 'Footballer' class 4-6-0's
were given the Gresley streamlining treatment
in the 30's, for hauling the prestigious 'East
Anglian' express services. They lasted into BR
ownership, but were de-streamlined in the early
50's. Loco & tender bodies to fit Hornby
'Footballer' chassis. more...
New mould now in service, 15/1/12
BRCW/sulzer 'Lion' Co-Co Diesel; (£30)
One of the pioneer main-line diesels, promoted by private enterprise,
'Lion' could be seen on various BR lines, in its
distinctive white livery. Very easy conversion, to
fit the Hornby Class 47 chassis. more...
English Electric 'GT3’ Gas-Turbine 4-6-0 (£55)
Conceived as a means of recycling steam loco
chassis with a modern power plant, GT3’s
steam-type layout was already outmoded by the
time it took to the rails in the late 50’s, though it
was an interesting & well-built prototype. Kit
features resin loco & tender bodies, with some detail parts to fit a
Hornby ‘Black 5’ chassis & BR1 tender under-frame. Available now!
4mm Scale Narrow-Gauge kits
Whitemetal loco body kits
Nl1 S&K 0-4-2ST; Kerr-Stuart 'Brazil'
Class saddle-tank (£25)
Nl2 Southwold Railway 'Sharpie'
Nl3 S&K 'Monarch' 0-t4-4-0T
Nl5 S&K 'Victor' 0-4-0 Fireless (£28)
Nl6 Southwold Railway 'Wenhaston'
0-6-2T, Manning, Wardle (£28)
NL7 Tasmanian Garratt 0-4-4-0 (£45)
Nl9 W&L 'Earl'/'Countess' 0-6-0T (N/A)
Nl10 S&K 'Superior' 0-6-2T Kerr-Stuart (N/A)
Nl11 S&K 'Conqueror' 0-6-2T, Bagnall (N/A)
Stanier 4P/5F Mogul; (£40)
Stanier's first design for the LMS, this small
class of mixed traffic 2-6-0's were widespread
throughout the LMS system. Designed to fit the
Hornby Fowler 2-6-4T chassis, & will need a
Fowler tender. more...
New mould ready for work from 24/1/12
'Claud Hamilton' D16/3 class 4-4-0 (£45)
Resin body to fit the Hornby '2P'
chassis;- Can use the new motorised
version, or the older tender-driven type
with a short-wheelbase drive unit from a
'Compound' or 'Patriot'.
Will also need a GER type tender from a
Hornby 'B12'. more...
LSWR / SR /BR Adams '0395' class 0-6-0
The '0395' class 0-6-0's, introduced 1882, were the first goods engines
designed by William Adams for the LSWR. Originally totalling 70 locos, 50
were sent to the middle east in 1916, leaving 20 to become Southern
Railway property at the grouping. Most of these passed to British
Railways, with the last examples lasting until 1959.
Our kit comprises a resin loco body & complete tender, & is designed
around the loco-drive Hornby '4F' chassis, though others may be usable.
16mm tender wheels, buffers, handrails etc. are required to complete the
model. ... Price £55 more...