Real Model Trains! Live Steam In Australia.

Welcome to British Live Steam. We are the official Australian distributor of Silver Crest, Kingscale and Bowande locomotives. We offer a range of live steam locomotives and model trains that are hand built to a stunning functional standard. Save years of creation time and enjoy the magic of live steam now. Contact us to enquire about these incredible trains today. All locomotives come with comprehensive warranties and tailor made payment plans are available to ensure you don't miss that special locomotive you have been waiting for! Production batches are small and sell out quickly - so act swiftly to avoid disappointment.

Browse Locomotives By Gauge

  • Gauge 1

    Browse Our Range of Gauge 1 (45mm ) Or G-scale trains. Perfect for home and garden railway setup.

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  • Gauge 3

    Browse Gauge 3 (2.5" or 63.5mm) coal fired live steam locomotives for larger garden railway installations.

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  • 3.5” Gauge

    3.5" Gauge or 89mm size. Coal fired steam locomotives suitable for smaller ride-on use at home or club.

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  • 5” Gauge

    Our most popular range of 5" (127mm) Model locomotives capable of towing multiple adults with ease.

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  • 7.25” Gauge

    7.25" (184mm) Gauge model trains produced at 1:8 scale for truly passionate live steam enthusiasts.

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Do you have locomotive to sell? Let us know about it! Our pre-owned models receive hundreds of views per day and the best part is it's completely free to list! Simply contact us here and tell us what you have and we will list your loco in our pre-owned section as well as partner sites and marketplaces.

Bring the magic of live steam to your garden or home

Without the invention of the steam engine, the industrial revolution might’ve never reached its full potential. While this type of power made its way into factories, ships, mines and a wide range of other areas across the globe, its role in the railway industry tends to invoke the most nostalgia amongst hobbyists and history enthusiasts alike.

Small-scale live steam models offer hours of entertainment, and the garden railway is continuously gaining steam in terms of popularity particularly throughout Australia, North America and the United Kingdom.

Whether for sheer historical value or the excitement of being in control of your very own model steam engine, you and your family are sure to get countless hours of enjoyment from these incredible scale models. Browse our selection, and bring all the excitement, insight and historical value right to your back yard.

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