Second hand

We are always interested in buying or part exchanging live steam locomotives and traction engines, from small spirit-fired to large scale coal-fired engines - either running, part complete or in need of repair.
 
Everything we sell is supplied on 14 days approval – if it’s not what you expected, or thought had been described, return it to us for a refund in full less shipping costs.

Engines listed below on the "Locomotives" and "Traction Engines" pages are all supplied with a 90 day written "no quibble" warranty. Most have tested boilers - hydraulic test, steam test or both - and expiry dates are listed under the item's "details" tab.

Some engines in these sections are not tested or steamed - this can be for a variety of reasons: a particularly old engine of historical interest; a new, unsteamed engine which would normally only have a hydraulic test. In this case both the engine and its boiler are still covered by the 90 day warranty.
 
Engines listed as "Projects" below range from part-built through to complete restorations (and pretty much everything in between) - unless specifically stated, boilers are given a visual inspection but have not been tested and are priced accordingly.
 
All engines listed on the website are on our premises, available for inspection by appointment. 
 


Do you offer a warranty?
 
Absolutely - all products listed on the locomotives and traction engines pages are subject to a 90 day written "no quibble" warranty. Additionally, products in all categories are sold on 14 days approval. If it's not what you expected or thought had been described, we will take it back provided it is in substantially the same condition that it went out. We refund the price in full less shipping - no "ifs", no "buts", no quibbling!
 
Do you buy engines?
 
Yes, we are always interested in acquiring engines of the type that we sell. If you know of a steam engine for sale, in absolutely any condition, please let us know. Engines bought outright, or we are happy to take them on a commission sale basis, or pay you a finder's fee if you put us in touch with an engine which we later purchase.
 
Do you take part-exchanges?
 
Yes, pretty much anything apart from wives or stereos. If it's something steam or workshop-related, we're happy to make an offer as part exchange against anything listed on the website.
 
What happens if I want to change my engine at some time in the future?
 
Whether you want to sell it, or exchange against another engine, we're always happy to take things back we've sold in the past.
 

Code Name Price
6094 15 inch gauge Uerdingen Waggon-Fabrik coach £11,500.00
7151 5 inch gauge coach £475.00
7342 Vintage voltage regulator £30.00
7347 New boxed 100 bar pressure gauge £15.00
7391 7 1/4 inch gauge display model Stephenson's "Rocket" £1,650.00
7629 Horizontal mill engine with boiler £575.00
7379 7 1/4 inch gauge Liverpool & Manchester "Rocket" £65.00
7333 Scratch built S50 type horizontal engine £95.00
7300 3 1/2 inch gauge GWR King castings £95.00
7246 3 1/2 inch gauge GWR 0-6-0 tender locomotive "Iris" castings £125.00
7536 5 inch gauge Polly "Caroline" 0-4-0T £5,950.00
8305 2 1/2 inch gauge LMS 4F castings £125.00
8129 Vulcan beam engine £650.00
8105 5 inch gauge "Ajax" 0-4-0ST £2,850.00
7826 3 1/2 inch gauge GNR Atlantic £2,150.00
7941 Part-built 5 inch gauge GWR 15XX with commercial boiler £1,750.00
7956 3 inch scale Aveling & Porter steam wagon £7,500.00
7207 5 inch gauge Pinos Altos & Mogollon Railroad Shay £17,500.00
8088 Part-built 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 14XX 0-4-2T £5,250.00
8059 Vertical test boiler £650.00
7976 2 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine £5,950.00
7986 2 inch scale Shand Mason fire engine £3,450.00
7862 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR 14XX 0-4-2T £23,500.00
7997 Vintage steam plant with horizontal mill engine £475.00
7863 7 1/4 inch gauge Black, Hawthorne 0-4-0ST £13,500.00
7993 2 inch scale Fowler DCC Showmans Road Locomotive £8,750.00
7919 3 1/2 inch gauge part-built LMS 2-6-4T "Jubilee" £1,250.00
6835 Part-built 3 1/2 inch gauge "Rainhill" £95.00
6979 3 1/2 inch gauge Stanier 2-6-4T £2,450.00
7915 5 inch gauge LNER B1 £2,850.00
7736 2 inch scale John Heathcoat plough £350.00
7912 5 inch gauge LNER Atlantic £3,950.00
7908 3 1/2 inch gauge North Eastern R1 £3,950.00
7881 3 inch scale Atkinson steam wagon £5,950.00
7762 2 inch scale Fowler mole drainer £750.00
7777 Small OHV IC engine £350.00
7663 5 inch gauge Class 20 battery-electric with driving truck £1,650.00
7677 7 1/4 inch gauge part-built Manning Wardle 0-4-0ST "Anna" £2,850.00
7772 Compound twin with reversing gear £675.00
7699 5 inch gauge LMS "Crab" 2-6-0 £18,500.00
8137 Part-built 4 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine £4,750.00
8146 5 Inch Gauge Class 20 £1,850.00
8147 5 inch gauge "Simplex" 0-6-0T £2,750.00
8155 3 1/2 inch gauge "County of Dorset" 4-4-0 £3,450.00
8162 15 inch gauge Herschell Spillman 4-4-0 £35,000.00
8142 Miscellaneous "Rob Roy" castings £35.00
8173 Victorian 3 x 5 twin for restoration £895.00
8134 Steam launch "S.L.Merlin" £6,500.00
8169 3 1/2 inch gauge LNER A2/2 Pacific "Mons Meg" £2,850.00
8192 Part-built 7 1/4 inch gauge EMD SW1500 battery-electric £395.00
8193 Gauge 1 LMS Black 5 £1,350.00
8194 Gauge 1 LNER J39 0-6-0 £1,350.00
8217 7 1/4 inch gauge GWR Prairie £9,750.00
8224 5 inch gauge bogie passenger truck £250.00
8225 5 inch gauge bogie passenger truck £250.00
8220 7 1/4 inch gauge Class 31 £3,250.00
8236 3 1/2 inch gauge part-built Southern 2-6-0 £475.00
8197 7 1/4 inch Feldbahn 0-4-0 £11,250.00
8249 6 inch 4 jaw independent chuck with key £75.00
8238 4 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine, commercial boiler, drawings £8,950.00
8316 3 1/2 inch gauge Stirling Single frames, castings & drawings £350.00
8228 7 1/4 inch gauge freelance Mogul "Bagheera" £8,750.00
8264 2 1/2 inch gauge "Dyak" 2-6-0 £1,350.00
8257 New boxed Wilesco D366 steam roller with water bowser £195.00
8262 Krick "Patricia" steam launch £475.00
8208 7 1/4 inch gauge Adams Radial tank frames & castings £1,150.00
8277 7 1/4 inch gauge petrol-hydraulic shunter with ride-in tender £2,950.00
8265 1 1/2 inch scale freelance four shaft traction engine £2,150.00
8278 5 inch gauge Crampton castings & construction articles £575.00
8239 7 1/4 inch gauge "Stafford" 0-4-0ST £8,950.00
8167 5 inch gauge "Maid of Kent" 4-4-0 £3,650.00
8293 Hydraulic lift bench £85.00
8290 7 1/4 inch gauge "Scamp" 0-4-0 petrol-electric shunter £1,950.00
8285 7 1/4 inch gauge 0-4-0 battery electric with driving truck £1,850.00
8275 1 1/2 inch scale Allchin traction engine £2,950.00
8280 7 1/4 inch narow gauge bogie wagon £395.00
8282 7 1/4 inch narow gauge bogie wagon £350.00
8283 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge four-wheel wagon £295.00
8284 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge four-wheel wagon £295.00
8274 4 inch scale Burrell agricultural engine £14,750.00
8302 1 1/2 inch scale freelance traction engine £975.00
8322 Halls Rotary engine castings & drawings £250.00
8304 O gauge "Sir Morris de Cowley" laser cut frames and castings £75.00
8307 2 1/2 inch gauge LMS 25XX 2-6-2T castings £150.00
8321 "Mary" beam engine castings & drawings £250.00
8314 3 1/2 inch gauge "Titfield Thunderbolt" castings & drawings £195.00
8308 2 1/2 inch gauge GWR 16XX castings & boiler kit £195.00
8309 2 1/2 inch gauge "Southern Maid" frames and castings £195.00
8319 5 inch gauge "Titfield Thunderbolt" wheel and cylinder castings £250.00
8323 Clarke "Nicholas" organ engine castings & drawings £95.00
8306 2 1/2 inch gauge "Austere Ada" castings £150.00
8310 2 1/2 inch gauge "Nigel Minor" castings & drawings £250.00
8313 Part-built 2 1/2 inch narrow gauge "Toby" 0-4-2T £475.00
8315 3 1/2 inch gauge "PV Baker" castings & drawings £250.00
8311 Part-built 2 1/2 inch gauge LNER "Green Arrow" £695.00
8326 Part-built 3 1/2 inch gauge "Canterbury Lamb" £195.00
8312 Part-built 2 1/2 inch gauge LNER "Olympiade" £575.00
8327 Greenly vertical high pressure launch engine £750.00
8288 5 inch gauge Deltic battery electric £1,750.00
7065 3 1/2 inch gauge Black 5 £3,450.00
8303 5 inch gauge Simplex 0-6-0T £2,150.00
8343 Vintage 1 inch scale traction engine £1,150.00
8333 Vintage Stuart Turner vertical engine £350.00
8332 Twin launch engine £295.00
8330 Scratch built steam plant with twin cylinder oscillating engine £40.00
8360 2 1/2 inch gauge Great Central 4-6-0 £975.00
8361 7 1/4 inch narrow gauge braked slate wagon £350.00