Welcome to the home page of Barrett Steam models.

We are a  family run business dedicated to the production of Gauge 1 live steam models and accessories.

We design and manufacture on site  detailed model steam locomotives, with all our main materials purchased in the Midlands, UK. 

The models are of metal construction. The chassis is a laser steel frame with etched brass body work, with detailing as brass or whitemetal castings.  All the main machining for the kit is done, this includes the wheels and steam parts. The boiler is fully assembled, stamped and issued with a boiler certificate, so we can trace its origin.

The locomotive kit contains all the parts you need to build the loco and tender, you will need to purchase your own tools, silver solder and paint.

To gain more experience in soldering and metal forming, we run workshop days through out the year, see our news page.

Our Locomotive kits are usually produced in batches over twelve months and delivered in 4  to 5 packs.  A deposit will secure your kit at today's prices.


In stock we have a small number of kits from previous batches which are now complete. See the locomotive kits page for what is available.

Coach kits Coaches Tender kits Starter kits Locomotive kits


Station Fittings Station fittings

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Training days starting from Saturday 9th February 2019

Only 1 place available.

Locomotive Model Engineers

Have the design for your own loco, wish to scratch build but would like cast detail parts.

Then check out our Model engineers catelogues, listing all the available castings, etchings and lasers we do for Tenders and Locomotives.