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Mike Pavie
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"I am absolutely delighted with my Kingscale G3 Britannia. It fully lives up to the promise outlined in the brochure. All concerned in the research design and creation of this model deserve praise for making a superb piece of mechanical engineering at an affordable price"

Dr T.M.R.




King Class in GWR Green Livery

Price £6,995.00 + £95.00 p&p

The GWR King Class

Designed by C.B.Collett the King Class was introduced in 1927. Regional railway companies were very conscious of their image and actively sought to win the publicity war against their rivals. The introduction of the King, with its 40,000lb tractive effort, allowed GWR to trumpet once again that they possessed the most powerful locomotives in Britain. During development Chief Mechanical Engineer Collett requested an increase in the 20 to axle loading limit to 22.5 tons so that he could build a larger engine. This was agreed and work was commenced by the Civil Engineer to strengthen bridges along the West of England line. The weight of the King did, however, initially restrict it to just three routes, Paddington/Plymouth, Paddington/Bristol and Paddington/Birmingham. Additional routes were added in BR days. The Kings always headed the most prestigious trains until their withdrawal in 1962. A variety of liveries were carried including GWR green, BR blue and BR lined green.

The Model...

Silver Crest Models has been building Gauge 3 live steam models since its formation in 2010. By the time the King is delivered we will have manufactured over 550 models in Gauge 3. This experience is your guarantee of quality. A gauge 3 model runs on 2.5" gauge track and is built to a near exact scale of 1/22.5 (G-scale). Gauge 3 is the UK's largest scenic model railway gauge.

This 4 cylinder, gas-fired, live steam locomotive represents excellent value at just £6,495.00 + p&p. Whether you are inclined to collect and showcase your models, or run with a rake of scale coaches on your very own garden railway, the King Class fits the bill. It is a handsome display model and one capable of pulling substantial loads around your track.

The model comes complete with a silver soldered copper boiler, hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. All boilers are supplied with a manufacturer's shell test certificate. As testament to our confidence in the models we provide a full 12 months warranty on every product. We've presently booked sufficient factory capacity for the manufacture of just 50 models. Order reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We are pleased to offer a choice of names and liveries.


Silver soldered copper boiler

Gas fired, ceramic burner

Walschaerts valve gear
Summary Specification

Etched brass body


Sprung axles

Cylinder drain cocks

Hand-pump and axle pump

4 working cylinders



Save £95.00. FREE p&p for any order received within 28 days.

Delivery and Payment Arrangements.....

The order book is now open and we are happy to accept your order reservation for a deposit of just £1995.00.

For an placed now, we will request an interim payment of £2,000.00 in November 2023 as the build of your model progresses, a further stage payment of £2,000.00 in January 2024 and a final payment of £1,000.00 in March 2024 in advance of shipping from our supplier.

Request your brochure today by e-mail, or telephone  01327 705 259


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Prices and Shipping Worldwide

We are happy to ship your locomotive by air
direct to you wherever you live in the world.

UK £6,995.00 (Free shipping)
EU £5,829.00 + £95.00 shipping. Total £5,924.00
USA £5,829.00 + £195.00 shipping. Total £6,024.00
ROW £5,829.00 + £225.00 shipping. Total £6,054.00

UK price includes VAT at 20%
EU, USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation





Silver Crest Models Limited
18 Cottesbrooke Park
NN11 8YL

Company registration no. 07425348
Tel: 01327 705 259 e-mail: