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