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GARDEN RAILWAY

BUILDING MY 16MM “LLANIOG LIGHT RAILWAY” For many years now I have been interested in constructing an out door 16mm to the foot line. The railway would have to be steam operated and feature many of the buildings, line side features, rolling stock and locomotives of the slate railways of...

1940 AEC MATADOR O853250 RESTORATION

As a teenager I remember building the Airfix Matador refueling tanker and since then have always had a soft spot for them. Having been around the rally circuits for many years with many different vehicles from a Fordson ” tractor, Aveling and Porter steam roller I decided I would like...

SIGNAL BOX LEVER FRAME

Several years ago I ran a business called Scaleway Signals which specialized in the design and manufacture of miniature railway signalling equipment. I spent many years studying the subject and having worked several years for British Railways as a signalman gained the necessary knowledge and experience to operate this company....

1914 WD Halley B35 truck

This is a project i have worked on myself for a number of years, found as a rotten living van and stripped of anything other than two front wheels, the basic chassis minus any castings or fittings, rear springs, rear axle and wheels.Built in 1914 by Halley Industrial Motors, Glasgow,...

10 1/4″ Midland Compound Rebuild

Currently in the works at the moment undergoing a full rebuild of an older locomtive, this loco is being rebuilt and redesigned to be an accurate model. Work includes full redesign of the frames to the original works drawings, all wheels have been turned down and tyres fitted, new axles...

7 1/4″ GAUGE QUARRY HUNSLET 0-4-0

February 8th, 2014 Recently we started work on a 7 1/4 inch gauge Hunslet quarry type loco. We are using photos and measurements of full size examples to produce an authentic working model for our client. below are photos of the progress. The completed axle boxes machined from solid bronze....

15″ gauge 0.4.0 Baldwin

This Locomotive is one we completed some years ago (infact just shy of 10 years ago) this was brought in as an unfinished project of tender and basic running chassis, the drawings and castings coming from Hillcrest railroad CA. We had to redeisign parts of this exsisting locos workings, mostly...

WD sided bogie wagon

Recently finished at our works is this 10 1/4 gauge sided wagon based on a ww1 WD trench railways wagon for general service.Designed to be a multi purpose wagon to carry loads from ballest to doubling up as a wagon carriage to carry passangers, this wagon has a rear opening...

10 1/4, 4.4.0 Jupiter

Under construction at the moment is this one of a kind American 4.4.0 locomotive "Jupiter" this locomotive is in a part buit condition and running on air.This is a very rare locomotive in any gauge, yet alone in 10 1/4, the original builder starting her in the 1980s but never...