The Big Tanks


British Railways Standard 4 MT tank locomotive. The model started life as an unpainted Bachmann Brass model. It has been painted ,lined, and some extra details added such as crew, correct coupling rods and various bit of added pipe etc. Fitted with loksound V4 decoder with sound By Olivia's trains and a Suethe smoke unit



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Ex LNER Thompson L1 tank. Ex Carriage and Wagon works kit (Kit still available from Gladiator kits). Fitted with Suethe smoke unit, flywheel and Zimo decoder with sound by Digitrains.


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Ex LNER V3 3 cylinder 2-6-2T. This class of Loco worked on Eastern region metals in the early days of BR.

DJH Kit with RG7 motor. ESU V4 chip with sound from Olivia's trains


Ex LNER Thompson L1 tank. Ex Carriage and Wagon works kit (Kit still available from Gladiator kits). Fitted with Suethe smoke unit and ESU v4 decoder.

Class A5 69824 one of a couple shedded at Norwich for a few years, have photographic evidence of this loco working around Norwich, Cambridge and later Kings X. All the usual goodies a handsome loco.


Fairburn 2-6-4T 42678 from Bletchely Shed is from a DJH kit fitted with a Zimo decoder and Suethe smoke unit. Members of this class visited Cambridge on trains from Bletchley


Stanier 2 cylinder 2-6-4T also of Bletchley shed. Built from an ACE kit fitted with Slaters gearbox with mashima 1833 motor. Fitted with ESU V4 decoder, with sound from Southwest Digital (far better sound and performance than from the Zimo above). Suethe smoke unit also fitted.