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Welcome to 55H

The new name is brass O gauge ready to run models. Our locomotives are designed for modellers who require quality, durability, accuracy and performance.

The 55H name has been chosen to differentiate from our other models previously made in the San-Cheng factory in China which will still be available as Finescalebrass

In stock now for immediate delivery see listing for choice of names, we are very low on stock and these models will not be repeated

7P "Britannia" class £2750.00
8P "Duke of Gloucester" £2800.00
9F "Evening Star" £2400.00
9F Black, single chimney, double chimney & Tyne Dock £2400.00

These prices still compare favourably with other Korean and Chinese models being produced in brass for the UK market.

The models are built to the highest standard by SAM models in Korea.

It goes without saying, they are extensively researched, in conjunction with Lawrie Loveless, using original building drawings, consultation with relevant engineers and societies, hundreds of photographs from books, our own collection and the collections of others.
They are as good as we can make then without adding the hype of "museum" quality, "limited edition " and "the best ever". We aim to build something that looks right, runs straight out of the box, pulls a reasonable load and is value for money.

We continuously striving for improvement and can now announce our new


See our news section for information about our exciting "Syncrosmoke" project.

Our policy

We differ from other manufactures in a number of key areas.

We are not trying to be all things to all men, we focus on one project at a time and give that 100% of our effort. Many eyebrows were raised when 4 RTR 9F's were announced in 2015, ours was the first one to arrive, we are still waiting for 2 of the others, and ours has been so successful we have had to produce a 2nd batch of 5 variations, The models are now in stock for immediate delivery.

  • 92220 Evening star (split front step) 82F shed code
  • 92220 Evening Star (single front step) 88A shed code
  • 92001 Black double chimney late crest BR1G tender

82F shed code western region lamp irons

  • 92212 Black double chimney late crest BR1G tender

82F shed code western region lamp irons

We fund our own projects, the deposits we ask for is to ensure that we have a viable project, there is serious money involved before we even see a prototype and once we commit to production, of a specific name or number for you, we need your commitment as well.

We only ask for a deposit once we have placed an order on the factory for production, this initial deposit is fully refundable until actual production commences.

Our models are shipped into the UK DC only, we feel it is unfair to ask modellers who do not use DCC to pay for this function and it also allows us to tune the DCC to individual locomotives. We fit DCC & smoke here in the UK as well as carrying out our weathering service

Your privacy

We only ask for addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses to aid us in delivery and communication on orders placed.
We do not share them with other parties or use them for any form of marketing or analysis. You may request us to remove your details at anytime.