Roundhouse Engineering provides a range of locomotive kits for those wanting the satisfaction of building their own engine. Our modular system allows you to purchase the engine in manageble installments to build at your own pace. This flexible approach also allows builders to create their own freelance designs on to a Roundhouse chassis and boiler.
These are not 'build it in one evening' kits, however any average modeler with care and patience can build a model to be proud of. Our kits contain all the necessary parts together with detailed instructions and require only basic tools for assembly.
No machining is necessary though a small number of holes may require further drilling. Painting of all items is left to the builder.
Pressure vessels are supplied fully built, tested and certified and only require the relevant fittings screwing on. The bodywork is in 'etched brass' form and requires soft soldering. Difficult shapes are pre-formed for you and any folding required is done with the help of 'fold lines', etched into the brass.
Chassis kits can be supplied with insulated wheels if specially requested. This will enable the loco to operate with track pickup electric locomotives without shorting out the electrics. An extra charge is made for this feature.
Please note that kits include all necessary parts, but do not include the following.
- Buffer beam overlays.
- Cylinder covers.
- Works plates.
- R/C Electronic components
These are available as extra enhancements if required. Insulated wheels are also available with all kits, please state preference when ordering.
Price is estimated based on current exchange rates.
To order any model please select the item and choose manual payments as all kits are Special Order.