Manufacturers of narrow gauge miniature railway /
railroad equipment, locomotives & rolling stock in
5 inch, 7 ¼ inch, 10 ¼ inch, 12inch 15 inch and 2ft gauqes.
All rolling stock manufactured to drawings in the above scales.
Railroad Tracks, Steam or Diesel locomotives , Carriages, Mining Cars, Rail Cars, Engines, or a complete display or riding train sets.
£20 an hour plus parts
Built to your own specification please phone or email to discuss
For people that want that real train look in their yards, we have different rolling stock to chose from, a Box Car, Tipper Truck, Flat Wagon etc. They are made of Aluminum, Steel and Wood, the cars are all hand made one at a time they are made from quality materials. These cars are all special orders, we do not stock them so just call and we will work out the details.
Weight, 118 lbs. Length, 60" Height, 26" Width 17 1/2" all can be changed to suit your own specification.
The body is made from Wood. Both doors open and close, the frame is all steel except for the wheels they are made from a choice of steel or for smaller gauges a phenolic resin compound with macerated fabric molded under extreme pressure. The trucks have working springs hand made from square stock, the wheel bearings are made from plummer blocks or delrin, they have been tested and will last a long time if properly lubricated.
Weight, 122 lbs. Length, 60" Height, 30 " Width 17 1/4" all can be changed to suit your own specification..
The body is made from wood, the tops is metal with wood down the center, the frame is all steel except for the wheels they are made of a choice of steel or for smaller gauges a phenolic resin compound with macerated fabric molded under extreme pressure. The trucks have working springs hand made from square stock, the wheel bearings are made from plummer blocks or delrin, they have been tested and will last a long time if properly lubricated.
Here we have our new Flat Car, as you can see in the pictures it comes with two of our trucks with the steel cup wheels. You can purchase the Flat car body separate if you want to use you own trucks. You will have to supply your own couplers, The car is made of steel supported buy angle iron and the top is made of plywood.
Scoop Car 7 1/4The historical mining car known as the Scoop Car, is constructed of almost all steel
These bogies are constructed from steel and are very strong, trucks can be made to any gauge.
Bogies come in black.
Wheels are constructed in a choice of traditional steel or for smaller gauges a Phenolic resin compound with macerated
fabric molded under extreme pressure, then machined to tolerance
Temperature range -40 to 275 F (intermittent to 300 F)
The bearings are Delrin.
Sold in quantities of four at £ a set.
Per Set That's 4 Wheels & 2 Axles Welded Together
These are a whole new type of wheels, they are made from 11 gauge steel formed in a hydraulic press then welded to a axle 1/2" diameter, the thread diameter is 4.5 the shape of the wheel conforms to IBLS standards. Are they strong!! yes I have had over three hundred pounds on them and the wheels didn't even bend at all, well maybe .005 thousands. ONE SET IS 4 WHEELS & 2 AXLES WELDED TOGETHER, enough for one truck.
Railway / Railroad Tracks
Below is a picture of a set of points under construction for KMR.
Below are pictures of our non traditional cost effective 12" and 10 1/4" gauge track
Tracks are made of steel or with wooden ties and are of welded construction and painted black, the actual rails are connected together to form one complete section and can stand alone without wood for support, this makes the tracks easy to assemble.
You can buy tracks separately or in sets. Straight tracks come in three different lengths and curved tracks come in two different lengths, 30 and 45 degree sections forming a circle with a diameter of 20, 30, 40 feet from center to center of the track. Tracks are connected together with a two links and four 1/4-20 bolts and nuts, shown below.
You can create complete track sets as shown below, a round track set with 45 degree sections, consist of eight track sections and 30 degree sections consist of twelve sections, our oval track setup consist of four straight tracks and eight round track sections depending on the degree you use for the curved sections, our standard oval track size is 34 feet 7 inches long 21 feet 7 inches wide to the outside edges. This is just our standard setup, you can make up any track arrangement you like, or you could start a little at a time to get the right track set to fit your yard.
71/4" and 71/2" GAUGE TRACKS
These tracks are identical to the 10" gauge track in material, height, finish and assembly, the only change is the width of the track is cut down to 71/4" gauge and more ties are added.
A round track set with 45-degree sections, consist of eight track sections and 30 degree sections consist of twelve sections. Our oval track setup consist of four straight tracks and eight round track sections depending on the degree you use for the curved sections, our standard oval track size is 34 feet 7 inches long 21 feet 7 inches wide to the outside edges. This is just our standard setup, you can make up any track arrangement you like, or you could start a little at a time to get the right track set to fit your yard, or where ever you like to lay them. Tracks are heavy enough to ride on, I assure you they can hold 600lbs. And more, depending what kind of foundation you have under the track.
This is a one piece switch track in 7-1/4 gauge, the rails are just a little wider than 7-1/4, The radius of the curved section is 20 foot, the rails are made from 3/8 X 1 bar stock and the base is constructed of steel with angle iron support. You can use this track on a solid surface, The length is 79 inches X 38.5 wide 8 inches high with the sign removed, weight is 132 pounds.
Below are step by step instructions on how to install your tracks
STEP ONE: The first thing you need to do is decide where you want to lay your tracks, when you finally decide mark the ground as shown in the photo in step one.
TWO: After you complete step one, remove the tracks and then lay your weed blocker down holding it in place with what ever you have available. I f you decide not to use any weed block move on to step three.
THREE: Whether you use a weed blocker or not is up to you, but in this step is where you lay your leveling dirt or what ever you want to use. Spread the dirt out until you get the desired height and width, usually we keep the dirt five to six inches wider than the track on both sides, the height all depends on how level your ground is and how you want it to look. Keep one thing in mind, the tracks look better when they cut through the landscape like the real thing.
FOUR: In this step you lay the tracks back in place and start connecting them together. Keep leveling the tracks as you go, add a little dirt here remove a little there until you have the tracks level the way you would like it. Don't worry if you go off a little, you can take up the slack in step five.
FIVE: Well here is where the fun begins, laying down the stones around the track to give it a look like the real thing. There are all kinds of different stone you could lay around the track, of course there are all different prices to. if you want to start off with something inexpensive just use mulch in step three and that's it, level the tracks and you are done. You can do your final leveling in this last step by pushing some rock under the track here removing some there. As time goes on you might have to do some leveling as the tracks start to settle.
Standards our equipment is produced to unless specified
Information supplied with thanks to the various societies and people above.
5 inch gauge
7 1/4 inch gauge
courtesy of the 7 1/4 inch gauge society
Height from the rail 133.4mm / 5¼″
Buffer Centres 219 mm / 8.5/8″
Height from rail 133.4mm / 5¼″
Height from rail 108mm / 4¼
Maximum recommended width of 800mm
10 1/4 inch gauge
10.25 inch gauge
|Fine Scale||Course Scale||Narrow Gauge (Heavy Duty)|
|Back - Back||9 5/8||9 1/2||9 1/4 235mm
|Min Wheel Width||1 5/16||1 19/32||2 3/8 60mm
|Root Radius||5/32||5/32||1/4 6mm
|Flange depth||3/8||7/16||1/2 13mm
|Flange Thickness||3/16||3/8 10mm
|Flange tip radius||5/64||1/8|
|Flange angle||20 deg.||20 deg.||20 deg.|
|Tread coning Angle||3 deg.||3 deg.||3 deg.|
|Fine Scale||Course Scale||Narrow Guage 10.25
& 12.25 inch gauge
|Rail weight -light duty||6 lb/yard||9 lb/yard||-|
|-heavy duty||9 lb/yard||13.5 lb/yard (S7)||20 lb/yard|
|Sleepers||20X3X2||24X4X3||24X4X5 (longer for 12.25)|
Sleeper spacing should be adjusted to take account of train loads, speeds and sleeper sizes.
Minimum Distance from rolling stock to structures = 700mm
Minimum Clearance between vehicles on adjacent tracks = 800mm
Height clearance= 2.30 metres
The maximum width for any vehicle is suggested as 900mm for any vehicle. However the key essential is for as low centre of gravity ( COG) as possible and a vehicle of that width should be designed with the COG very low .
The maximum known width of any locomotive known to be in use is 1050mm but this is a very heavy locomotive with a low COG