Small Locomotives and Other Traction.

The smaller outdoor railway

I have enjoyed driving loccomotives in a number of gauges from 10 1/4" beasts to 3 1/2" wonders; I still own a lovely 5" GWR Metro loco. But in truth, I now prefer the smaller live-steam locos with a couple of steam-outline elecric-powered ones. This is a selection.

Vale of Rheidol No 9

This lovely hand-built coal-fired loco is a joy and a challenge.

GWR Loveliness

This Gauge 1 live-steam loco is in the workshop for a light clean.

GWR Idyll

Branch Line perfection. This GWR 1457 is brass and cast but battery-powered.

Criccieth Castle

From the Ffestiniog Railway.


I built this live-steam G1 from a kit. It's Lion masquerading as the Titfield Thunderbolt.


This little Simplex petrol unit is fun to run when I don't want to carry too much. It also negotiates my track at home. The rear waggon is having it's frames tested before I add the sides.

Darjeeling Delight

Well, I couldn't go to India so I have a little of it here.

My First

This was the first 16mm model I bought. I've added stuff!


No longer in my stable but miseed. This little oscillating cylinder loco was rather quaint.



Stop that Penguin

The pestky little bird is off again!