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5 Inch GaugeBR Standard 4GWR 1366Evening Star
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"The 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"

Mike Pavie
Customer testimonial

"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".

P.H. Wigan

"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".

M.D. Switzerland





£13,995.00 + £195.00 shipping

Evening Star
Evening Star

"Evening Star" and the Twilight of Steam....

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 The last of the Class was withdrawn 50 years ago in 1968, the end of the steam era and one we would like to commemorate with this wonderful 5" gauge live steam model.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were the 9F's the final steam locomotives built for British Railways, but the they were amongst the last types to be withdrawn.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 capped chimney.

The 5" Gauge "Evening Star" - A Special 50th Year Commemorative Model...

Our pilot models have been subject to extensive track testing at West Huntspill MES. We propose to complete the build of 50 models by November 2019.

To mark this out as a special commemorative piece we propose that:

- 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.

Evening Star
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 power.

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 inspection.

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 every product.

Request your free 8 page colour brochure today. E-mail: or telephone 01788 892 030.

Brochure available October 2018.
Evening Star 3d image
Evening Star

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
Summary Specification

Coal-fired live steam

2 Outside Cylinders

Walschaerts valve gear

Cast iron cylinder blocks (bronze liners)

Steam operated drain cocks

Mechanical lubricator

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 Arrangements.....

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 earliest.

The model represents excellent value for money at just £13,995.00 + £195.00 p&p.

The build of the batch of 50 models is now complete.

Save £195.00. We are pleased to offer free post and packaging for any UK order.

To reserve one of the few remaining models we would respectfully ask for a 50% deposit of £6,997.50 with your order. You will be asked for a final payment of £6,997.50 before delivery in January.

Order Reservation/Checkout Section

To place an order reservation and pay the deposit of £6,997.50
now please use order section here.

You are welcome to make payment by credit/debit
card, bank transfer, or cheque.


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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 £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.

We will buy-back your Evening Star/9F model if among
the first 10 ordered providing your locomotive is mint and
un-steamed. You model can be returned at any time after
two years following delivery. We will guarantee to refund the
full price you paid within 6 months of the return of your model.


Silver Crest Models Limited
Bragborough Hall Business Centre, Welton Road, Braunston,
Northamptonshire NN11 7JG

Company registration no. 07425348
Tel: 01788 892 030 e-mail: