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Latest News "O" Gauge Hunslet " Lilla"
We are now pleased to say that we are taking orders for the first batch of 20 kits
Due to be available mid August
Price£ 985.00 Ex Works

Finished engines ready for painting will be available December
Price £1767.00 Ex works
Deposit of 10% required when placing order. Please ask for details




We specialise in the production of copper boilers, for live steam locomotives, and traction engines. These are built to published designs,or supplied drawings. See the contact page, for more details.
While boilers are usually made to order, there may be a boiler available "off the shelf", as a result of a cancellation etc. See the the Stock page for more information.

We now carry the "Engineering in Miniature" magazine The range of stock we carry has been increased with Piercing saw blades, scribers, Pipe bending springs, BA spanners, deburring tools, and engineer's marking blue. we also have a new range of globe valves, which will be increased in the new year/ In addition, we also have stocks of machined gears for the Allchin Traction Engine in 1" and 11/2 inch scales, both the spur gears and differential gears.
*NEW* We can now supply rolled and silversoldered Smokebox tubes in brass. please call in or email for details

We now carry out a water jet cutting service.
We currently have a full set of 5"G Princess of Wales loco frames and both six and eight wheeled tender frames

Western Steam are pleased to announce an additional service to Model Engineers we can supply fully flanged boiler plates which are spotted, Sheet material for inner and outer wrappers, Boiler barrels soldered with butt strap, Bronze bush material, flue and superheater tubes, fire hole and foundation ring material including side and crown stays and the turn round time of ten working days. Please email or ring for a competitive quotation.

Gift tokens are available for purchase minimum value £5.00, An ideal Christmas gift

Western Steam Supplies has been purchased by GS Supplies owned by Geoff Stait, Geoff has been involved with supplying Model Engineers for many years

Geoff welcomed the opportunity to bring his knowledge and over fifteen years experience of the model engineer trade to the south west and in joining forces with Helen Verrall

We want to offer a first class supply service to complement the first class high quality finished boilers that Helen is renowned for.

The shop has been restocked with many new items not previously available from the shop including books, paints, transfers, oils ranging from general lubricating right through to light and medium steam oils, Solders and fluxes, A new range of boiler fittings will arrive during mid to late may 2009, these are supplied from English companies and are tried and tested.

We want to offer a good service to the model engineers in the southwest and visitors from the Midlands your first stop on a day out to the west country.

We have set ourselves a target of January 2010 to have a full selection of drawings available.

A new catalogue will be available on line very shortly listing current designs as well as current stock list.

Helen and Geoff will be attending a number of rallies and exhibitions during the coming months please check web site for events and dates.

Geoff is intending to offer a casting supply service from your own patterns, so if you have a project in mind ring or email your requirements or any information you require both Helen and Geoff will welcome the chance to help bring your model to the workshop.


This is the team that have the skill and knowledge to supply practical help and assistance with your models. From left to right - Geoff Stait,Helen Verrall, and behind the sales counter Keiran Knight and Keith Crabtree.


Shop hours:

Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 5 pm.


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