Beam Single
Mill Single
Mill Twin
Tandem Twin Mill
Marine Single
Marine Twin
Beam Limited Edition
Wooden Marble Runs
Quad Mill
V Twin
Bitsa Twin
Customer Polished Boler
Horizontal Boiler 5inch
Vertical Boiler 4.5inch
Mill Single Package
Beam Engine Package
Mill Twin Package
Marine Twin Package
Customer Beam


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


"The beam engine... what can I say. It’s perfect.... thank you for creating such a wonderful, “affordable” model! I say affordable, because in the past, I’ve looked at the Stuart Beam engine, and without Lathes and mills etc to machine the rough casting, it’s out of reach of the novice engineer... until I met you and your products" - IanL on buying the Beam Engine

"WOW what a beautiful piece of engineering can’t wait to see it running." - RobJ on buying  Mill Single

"The mill engine arrived tonight, and I can only say BRILLIANT!! Im so pleased with the engine, and will look at it properly in daylight. Packaging superb, your service has been exemplary plus you are such a nice person to deal with. "Thanks" barely seems adequate, so a big THANK YOU!!!...., I will be back to order a twin mill engine :)" - StewartK on buying  Mill Single


Our new Bitsa Twin Limited Edition EngineQuad (four) Cylinder Mill Engine and V (vee) Twin Marine Engine Fully Machined Kits are now available to order.

Our most popular, the 3 1/2inch boiler is now back in stock. Also our great value packages Live Model Steam Engine, Boiler, mount, steam and gas pipes.

Come and see us and all our models at:

  • The Midlands Model Engineering  Exhibition, in Warwickshire, 17th - 20th October 2019, see
  • Steam Toys in the Tram Shed, The Black Country Living Museum, Saturday 18th May 2019