A passion for real engineering from the Industrial Revolution

  • IntroductionTo what we do

    Single and Twin Mill Engines Fully Machined Kits
    Single and Twin Marine Engines Fully Machined Kits
    Single and Twin Bottle Engines Fully Machined Kits

    Chiltern Model Steam provides a range of live steam model (miniature) steam engine kits, fully machined, that can be easily assembled into fine examples of the sort of engineering that powered the industrial revolution.

    They are much more than toys as when assembled the engines are fully working and can be used, for example, standalone or to power a model boat.

    The models can be run using live steam or simply using compressed air from foot or hand pumps.

    We hope that customers, young and young at heart, will enjoy assembling the models and find it an educational experience - see also Educational pages.

  • News Latest Events and Updates

    See the new Gallery of customer Model Steam Engine and Boiler photos and videos.

    our new horizontal 3.5" boiler is now in stock.

    new Marine engines are ready for sale Single and Twin Cylinder Versions.

    To avoid confusion our original Marine Engines have been renamed "Bottle" Engines.

    See Educational pages on the history of steam engines, how they work and are made.

    See the following videos made by ourselves and our customers:
    Latest Live Steam Video
    Live Steam Demo Video 1
    Live Steam Demo Video 2
    Live Steam Demo Video 3

    Customer video 1
    Customer Video 2
    Customer Video 3

  • TestimonialsFrom our customers

    Also see our Gallery.

    "Just want to say thanks ! Very pleased with it, runs well. I will be in touch for another one or two shortly." Mark T

    Hi Simon, I am new to all this but bought this [Mill Engine] immediately after the first build of your vertical marine single cylinder which I purchased last week - really enjoyed assembling it and looking forward to polishing, painting etc... Mike R

    "Just a brief note to say a massive thank you for your contribution to our steam event last weekend. Your engines brought delight to everyone who built one and I hope that they will feature prominently in Blists Hill’s future. I estimate a good 200 – 250 visitors took part: around 80 children plus assistant family members." Hugh Simmons, Education Manager, Blists Hill, Victorian Town, Ironbridge