of my own experience of building locomotives in 2.5", 5"
and 7.25" gauges the 14xx seemed a natural choice for
Silver Crest Models first engine in the larger gauge -
not least due to the resounding success of this model in
This is an attractive and manageable engine in 7.25"
gauge which will provide a quality driving experience
for the enthusiast.
As an award winning model engineer I am delighted to
have contributed to the development of this fine model"
"The after sales service of both yourself and Mike was
outstanding in every respect. Thank you all for such
wonderful service and in delivering a top class model at
a realistic price"
Mr D-M Devon
7.25" GWR 14xx Class
7.25" Gauge Live Steam....
This large scale represents a specialist area of the hobby, but
a thriving one. Locomotives can get seriously big with some
Standard Class models e.g. Britannia Class, approaching half a
metric ton in weight. Some large narrow gauge examples even
heavier. As a consequence entry to this market requires serious
organisation for the transport and handling of models, but also
deep pockets! That said, if you are looking for the ultimate
driving experience then 7.25" gauge could be for you. At 1.5" to
the foot scale you are getting closer to full size. These large
locomotives tend to incorporate more prototypical features and
the driver's experience is about as real as it gets in model
We have only manufactured one model in this scale to date. The
GWR 14xx. This was chosen because it is indisputably a beautiful
engine, but in 7.25" gauge also provides a compact and
affordable entry into the larger gauge.