‘LEADER’ Live Steam 0-4-2ST

This model is now discontinued.

‘Leader’ is based on the 0-4-2ST Kerr Stuart loco based on the Sittingbourne and Kemsley Railway in Kent. The loco is internally gas fired with a centre flue boiler. The model is gauge adjustable from 32mm (‘O’ gauge) to 45mm (‘1′ gauge) and has insulated wheels as standard. The axles run in bronze bearings and all the rods and valve gear are manufactured from stainless steel.

The cab roof flips up and over sideways to give access to the gas, water and lubricator fillers. The boiler is fitted with a water level gauge glass and the displacement lubricator has an under floor drain valve. A boiler top up valve is also supplied with the model which will allow for continuous running with the addition of a pump bottle, available from your dealer. Both styles of chimney are provided, straight stack and balloon stack.

The model is built from stainless steel and brass, and with the correct maintenance, will give a lifetime of pleasure.

We do recommend that potential buyers of these locos on the second-hand market ensure that both trailing wheelsets are included in the sale.  We do not have spare wheelsets available so please do not contact us to try to obtain one.


  • Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19)
  • Length over couplings: 315mm (12¼ ins)
  • Gauge: 32mm or 45mm
  • Width: 114mm (4 ½ ins)
  • Min Radius: 0.6M (24ins)
  • Height: 160mm (6 ¼ ins)
  • Weight: 3.2 kg (8¼ lbs)
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water level gauge glass.
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator under floor drain valve.

Colours available, subject to production batch:

S19-13 LMS Maroon
S19-14 GWR Green
S19-15 Blue
S19-16 Black

The instruction manual can be downloaded as a PDF file – Instructions for LEADER

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