5" Gauge Model Trains

5" Gauge Live Steam Locomotives For Sale

You can finally have your very own 5" gauge live steam locomotive. Our trains arrive to your doorstep, assembled and ready to run. All trains are backed by a 12 month warranty, we also supply track and parts on request. Simply email info@britishlivesteam.com.au for a quote or further information. Please don't hesitate to contact us by phone or email prior to ordering, we are only too happy to assist with your requests.

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  1. Gauge 5 (127mm) - Standard Class 4MT Locomotive
    $12,999.00

    Our most anticipated live steam locomotive

    Introduced in the 1950s the class 4 tank was used primarily on freight and suburban lines until they were removed from service in the late 1960s due to the introduction of diesel and electric models. Popularity certainly hasn't dwindled for this loco with a weight of 88 ton and a top speed of 75mph during its hay day. It is no wonder so many model collectors and train enthusiasts love the 4MT.

    Design & construction

    This locomotive is well suited to the live steamer. It is powerful and can tow a number of adults (10-12) and because of it's shorter cab the seating position is closer to the controls which makes for easy operation and transport to and from your local club or track. 5" gauge offers a brilliant level of detail and is both powerful and practical.

    This is a strictly limited edition locomotive and when the production run is completed they are not produced again. You will be very hard pressed to find a model like this ever again

  2. 5" Gauge 14xx Black
    $9,499.00

    Act Quickly

    The 5" Gauge 14xx is no longer being produced and we have the last two models left in the world. Secure yours now by placing your order online or CONTACT US to place a holding deposit on one of the last two models.

    We have 1 BLACK British Railways and 1 GREEN GWR Available and when those models are gone there will be no more produced.

    The 4800 class which later became known as the 1400 class. A beautiful train to look at, they could be found away from most main rail lines trundling along in the Western Regions. The 1400 class was built for push-pull work as they could be driven from either end when combined with an autocoach and this meant faster turnaround times at terminal stations.

    Design & construction

    At 5" gauge this is a very well detailed and impressive model. Construction is long lasting, durable and designed to be run for years and years. The majority of the model is produced from stainless steel and brass with the boiler being produced in copper with silver soldering. A UK made pressure gauge is also fitted and the model has sprung axles and fitted injector. See below for full specifications.

  3. 5" 14xx Green
    $9,499.00

    Act Quickly

    The 5" Gauge 14xx is no longer being produced and we have the last two models left in the world. Secure yours now by placing your order online or CONTACT US to place a holding deposit on one of the last two models.

    We have 1 BLACK British Railways and 1 GREEN GWR Available and when those models are gone there will be no more produced.

    The 4800 class which later became known as the 1400 class. A beautiful train to look at, they could be found away from most main rail lines trundling along in the Western Regions. The 1400 class was built for push-pull work as they could be driven from either end when combined with an autocoach and this meant faster turnaround times at terminal stations.

    Design & construction

    At 5" gauge this is a very well detailed and impressive model. Construction is long lasting, durable and designed to be run for years and years. The majority of the model is produced from stainless steel and brass with the boiler being produced in copper with silver soldering. A UK made pressure gauge is also fitted and the model has sprung axles and fitted injector. See below for full specifications.

Why choose a 5" gauge live steam locomotive

5" Gauge live steam locomotives offer an exciting form factor for the home enthusiast and the commercial customer alike. Designed around 5” track standard, these locomotives are large enough to sit on, providing you with a fun way to enjoy your model railway or to provide rides at steam days and outdoor events.

Our 4MT

The Gauge 5 model locomotives in our collection have an esteemed history. The Standard Class 4MT locomotive is faithfully recreated, capturing the splendour of the original design. It was originally intended for production at the works in Brighton. Indeed, this is where the majority of locomotives were constructed. But production soon spread out across the country to where it was needed most, including Doncaster and Derby.

The first Standard Class 4MT emerged from the Brighton manufacturing plant in 1951. Over the course of nearly six years, 155 were built. But with the rise of diesel as a preferred fuel, production was cut short. In 1957, more than 15 orders for new 4MT engines were cancelled.

By 1962, all 155 engines remained in service. But over the course of the following decade, their numbers dwindled. By 1967, there were fewer than 25 still in operation, having been replaced by diesel alternatives. Today, just three working examples remain.

Our 1400 Class

The other model in our collection is the 14xx Class Locomotive. These locomotives are no longer being made for Gauge 5 steam locomotive collectors, and the examples we have in stock are the last available for sale anywhere in the world.

The Great Western Railway originally designed the 14xx for passenger work. Although we know it as the 14xx today, the locomotive was introduced under a different name when it was originally released in 1932: the 4800 Class. In 1946, the series was renumbered the 14xx Class.

The 14xx was supposed to be a modern version of the classic 517 Class which dated back all the way to 1868 when it first went into production in the Wolverhampton Works. The new engine worked with the GWR push/pull coach, enabling the locomotive to operate the train from both front and rear.

The 14xx had a relatively short service life. Scrapping began in earnest in 1956 and continued until 1965, the last year in which the locomotive saw active service. A few remained on standby in the 1960s, but they were not working full time. Instead, they were meant as steamed replacements of diesel services, should any of the diesel engines fail.

The perfect size for garden railway

5 Gauge steam engines produced today come with many of the creature comforts that collectors have come to expect from the model locomotive industry. The model 4MT, for instance, has been chosen because of its seating position which makes it easier for the ride on operator to use. All locomotives are thoroughly tested and have a shell test boiler certificate. In addition, the roof is removable.

5 Gauge trains are ideal for the home enthusiast, thanks to affordable pricing. They are reasonably easy to maintain and can provide entertainment for the whole family, especially children when used safely. New model locomotives arrive fully assembled, allowing you to get on and enjoy your new engine. All our models come with a silver soldered, copper boiler, thoroughly tested under pressure.