Evening Star represents our largest live steam
locomotive in 5" gauge to date.
Like the prototype it combines beauty and power and it
has been a pleasure to have been involved in the
development of this fine engine. As an award winning
model engineer I can testify, without hesitation, to the
incredible value-for-money offered by this model. You
will not be disappointed"
"I have had several very good outings with the Jubilee.
I can now successfully fire the model and keep up steam
pressure, what a pleasure. On Sunday I was carrying
passengers for around three hours, it certainly does
steal the show".
"Thank you very much for all your assistance, I
really appreciate it. There is a member at my club who
has had a loco from you and says it is fantastic, as is
the service he has received from you which has given me
great confidence in your company and your models".
TO COMMEMORATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF STEAM WE ARE
DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE A VERY SPECIAL MODEL FOR 5" GAUGE....
"EVENING STAR" CLASS 9F
£13,995.00 + £195.00 shipping
"Evening Star" and the Twilight of
The 9F Class represented the last in a series of successful BR
Standard Classes designed by R. A. Riddles and his team. This
heavy freight locomotive was the consummate performer with a
tractive effort approaching 40,000 lbs. First introduced in 1954
the number built ultimately totalled 251 which were allocated to
Eastern, London, Midland and Western Regions.
The 2-10-0 wheel arrangement was selected following Riddles
success with the wartime Austerity Class. The 9F's were built at
the time of British Railways transition from steam to diesel
traction and their service lives, as a consequence, were
remarkably short. The last of the Class was withdrawn 50 years
ago in 1968, the end of the steam era and one we would like to
commemorate with this wonderful 5" gauge live steam model. The
reason for choosing "Evening Star" as our limited edition
commemorative is self-evident. Not only were the 9F's the final
steam locomotives built for British Railways, but the they were
amongst the last types to be withdrawn. Moreover "Evening Star"
is itself singled out as a very special engine in its own right
because it was the final steam locomotive to be built for BR. It
was decided that such a significant event could pass without
fanfare and the engine was given the evocative name "Evening
Star" in a ceremony at Swindon Works in March 1960. Unlike the
rest of the Class, that had all been out-shopped in BR lined
black livery, Evening Star was turned out in the old Swindon
tradition of fully lined B.R. passenger green livery with copper
The 5" Gauge "Evening Star" - A Special
50th Year Commemorative Model...
Eighteen months have passed since we commissioned our 5" gauge
model of "Evening Star". We completed our design some time ago
and the pre-production pilot model is expected in a few short
weeks for final inspection and steam testing. This will include
extensive track running at Huntspill MES. We propose to complete
the build of 50 models by September 2019.
To mark this out as a special commemorative piece we propose
- The frames of each locomotive will be individually marked from
001 to 050.
- Customers of the first 10 models will be offered a Buy Back
Guarantee for the full price paid*
- Purchasers of the model will receive a free numbered Limited
Edition Print of Evening Star signed by renowned railway artist
Chris Ludlow from an original artwork commissioned by Silver
Crest Models. The print is worth £295.00 and is offered free,
exclusively to purchasers of the Kingscale "Evening Star".
- The model will benefit from a full 12 months warranty
- Each customer will receive a limited edition certificate.
An Exhibition Quality Model Offering
Unbeatable Value for Money.........
The "Evening Star" was a real head turner when in service and
the model in 5" gauge is no different. It is not only stunning
visually, but is also an impressive performer. The 2-10-0 wheel
formation is designed to deliver maximum traction and pulling
The model is offered at just £13,995.00 + £195.00 and represents
incredible value. You would be fortunate to purchase a
commercially manufactured boiler, lost wax castings and raw
materials for the price you will pay for this fine model, which
is delivered to you fully painted and lined and ready-to-run
out-of-the-box. If you prefer your 9F to be presented in unlined
black livery with the locomotive number of your choice we are
happy to provide this option.
Each model comes complete with a silver soldered copper boiler,
CE marked and hydraulically tested to twice working pressure. We
supply fully compliant certificates and paperwork including an
EU Declaration of Conformity. The model is built to a high
specification and, due to customer demand, now benefits from a
mechanical lubricator in place of the displacement type of
previous models. Before final delivery to our customer each
model will be subject to an inspection by Mike Pavie including a
1.5 x hydraulic boiler test to ensure there is no leakage from
the boiler fittings. The model is also run on air as part of the
We are as thorough as possible in the development phase and
manufacture. Suppliers must agree to adhere to our specially
written Quality Standards Manual. As testament to our confidence
in the models we supply we offer a full 12 months warranty on
Request your free 8 page colour brochure today. E-mail: email@example.com
or telephone 01788 892 030.
Brochure available October 2018.
Sprung axle boxes with needle roller bearings
Etched brass body with rivet detail
Two safety valves
Available in two liveries
Painted and ready-to run
Coal-fired live steam
2 Outside Cylinders
Walschaerts valve gear
Cast iron cylinder blocks (bronze liners)
Steam operated drain cocks
Silver soldered copper boiler
Multi-element semi-radiant superheater
Boiler feed by axle pump, injector, hand pump
Stainless steel motion and grate
Delivery and Payment
The model is the subject of a single batch production of 50
models in 2019. Once the batch is
sold there will be no further production until 2022 at the very
The model represents excellent value for money at just
The order book is now open and we are happy to accept your
reservation for a deposit of just £1,995.00.
IMPORTANT: Issue numbers 1-50 will be allocated strictly in the
order that customer order reservations are received. It should
be noted that low issue numbers are generally more valued and
that we are offering a Buy Back guarantee on the first 10 models
ordered, subject to the terms and conditions noted below.
Save £195.00. We are pleased to offer free post and packaging
for any UK order received by 31st October 2018.
You will be asked for an interim payment of £4,000.00 in January
2019 as the build of your model progresses, a further payment of
£4,000.00 in May and a final payment of £4,000.00 in September
2019 in advance of delivery.
To place an order reservation and pay the deposit of
now please use order section here.
You are welcome to make payment by credit/debit
card, bank transfer, or cheque.
Prices and Shipping Worldwide
We are happy to ship your locomotive by air
direct to you wherever you live in the world.
UK £13,995 (Free shipping)
EU £13,995.00 + £295.00 shipping. Total £14,290.00
USA £11,662.00 + £495.00 shipping. Total £12,157.00
ROW £11,662.00 + £695.00 shipping. Total £12,357.00
UK and EU prices include VAT at 20%
USA and ROW customers may be subject
to duty/tax on importation.
BUY BACK GUARANTEE - TERMS & CONDITIONS
We will buy-back your Evening Star/9F model if among
the first 10 ordered providing your locomotive is
un-steamed. You model can be returned at any time
two years following delivery. We will guarantee to
full price you paid within 6 months of the return of