3.5" Gauge Britannia Class

Over 50% of the production batch is pre-sold so be quick! Build completion is scheduled for May/June 2022.

The Britannia Class model is built to a near exact scale of 1/16th. Beautifully detailed it is designed to run on 3.5" gauge track and is coal-fired.

Each model comes complete with a silver soldered copper boiler, hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. We supply fully compliant certificates for the boiler. As testament to our confidence in the models we supply we offer a full 12 months warranty on every product.

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We offer stage payment plans (or Lay by) on all of our locomotives and for any of our pre-order trains we only require a deposit to secure your locomotive in the production batch. Contact us to discuss payment plans. Alternatively you can use the below form to place your order with a holding deposit or payment in full. 

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Length 1340mm, Width 170mm, Height 250mm.

Weight 38kg.


Specifications & features

  • 3.5" Gauge Britannia Class
  • Stainless steel motion
  • Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings
  • Two safety valves
  • Available in choice of names
  • Painted and ready-to run
  • Length 1340mm Width 170mm
  • Height 250mm Weight 38 kgs
  • Coal-fired
  • 2 Outside Cylinders
  • Walschaerts valve gear
  • Piston valves
  • Automatic drain cocks
  • Mechanical lubricator
  • Silver soldered copper boiler
  • Reverser in cab
  • Boiler feed by axle pump, and hand pump
  • Etched brass body with rivet detail

Designed by R. A. Riddles and introduced in 1951 the Britannia Class was the first British Railways standard design to appear. A total of 55 of the Class were all built at Crewe works with the final engine entering traffic in 1954. With just two outside cylinders it was a practical design built for ease of maintenance.

In spite of this the locomotive was a handsome and well proportioned design.. A real favourite among railway enthusiasts. With its 74" driving wheels it was an archetypal passenger express and looks at home, at speed, at the head of a long rake of Mk 1 coaches. Allocated to all regions the locomotives remained in service to the very end of the British steam era with 70013 Oliver Cromwell hauling the final scheduled passenger service in 1968.


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