We discount everything to the absolute maximum. The majority of our prices are industry leading.
We use real time stock control, any item you add to your cart is in stock ready to be sent to you. Orders placed before 1600hrs on a working day are normally dispatched the same day.
FREE UK Next Day Delivery on all orders over £200.
Postage up to £4 maximum for orders under £200 in value (based on weight and dimensions).
All items are fully insured in transit.
Please note we do not ship outside the UK.
In stock items ordered by 1600hrs on a working day are normally dispatched on the same day. Our standard parcels are sent by Royal Mail 1st class post and we normally achieve next working day delivery in over 99% of cases, however this is not guaranteed.
Should your parcel be urgent at the checkout you have the option to pay extra for UK Royal Mail Special Delivery. Royal Mail achieve a next working day delivery over 99% of the time with this top priority service, and this service requires a signature on delivery.
All orders over 1.5KG in weight or over £200 in value get an automatic free upgrade to Royal Mail Special Delivery by us when packing your order, these parcels will require a signature on delivery.
If you see any locomotive advertised anywhere in stock at a better price please let us know, we would like the opportunity to match it if possible.
Building a steam locomotive is not the easiest of projects, but these 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 drilling.
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.
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. Painting of all items is left to the builder.
These kits build up into complete loco's, however, being modular, you don't have to buy the whole lot at one time. You can buy each piece separately and build up at your own speed.
You don't even have to buy a full kit, you may want just the chassis and fit your own boiler and body, or a chassis and boiler then build your own body to suit, it's as flexible as you make it.
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 extra enhancements:-
Buffer beam overlays
The components are priced individually, as are the extra enhancements, please ensure that you select the NO option in the dropdown box if you do not require that particular part.
UK customers please ensure that you specify the day that you require delivery as your order will be shipped direct from the Roundhouse factory. A charge of £12 will be added at checkout to cover Roundhouse handling and please note final delivery will be by carrier from Roundhouse and not by the postage method indicated at our checkout.
We Recommend that PRIOR to ordering your Kits or Components you download and read the following PDF sheets to ensure that you are familiar with the knowledge and skill level required.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO ON HBK1 GEORGE CHASSIS KIT
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO ON HBK16 GEORGE BOILER KIT
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO ON HBK8 GEORGE BODY KIT
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO ON HBK12 GEORGE R/C FITTINGS ONLY KIT
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD INFO ON HBK7 GEORGE TENDER KIT