A passion for real engineering from the Industrial Revolution
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.
Our Single Cylinder Mill Engine is now back in stock, Introductory offer £130 + p&p.
great value Packages Live Model Steam Engine, Boiler, mount, steam and gas pipe.
In development see our new Beam Engine, our revised Mill Twin Engine and our new Tandem Twin Mill Engine.
We will be running our "Build a Steam Engine" workshops at Blists Hill, Victorian Town, Ironbridge 14th April 2018 where you will also see the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain.
See the new Gallery of customer Model Steam Engine and Boiler photos and videos.
See the following videos made by ourselves and our customers:
Live Steam Video Boiler Mill Twin
Live Steam Video Boiler Marine Twin
Live Steam Video Boiler Marine Single
Live Steam Demo Video 1
Live Steam Demo Video 2
Customer video 1
Customer Video 2
Customer Video 3
Also see our Gallery and Testimonials Page.
"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
"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