NEW FOR 2017!


A brand new year brings a brand new Roundhouse locomotive! We are proud to present 'Lilla', a narrow gauge Hunslet engine. Unveiled at the National Garden Railway Show in Peterborough on the 8th April 2017 we are now taking orders. Call the factory to place your order. Click on the image for further details.

Battery Powered Locomotive Chassis Kits

HBK-D2 and HBK-D3

With the increasing popularity of our locomotive kits we are happy to present the latest offerings in our 'Home Built Kits' range. Orders being taken now. Click on the image for further details.

Roundhouse Rolling Road

Available for both 32mm and 45mm gauge.

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Final Orders Being Taken For Karen

Our classic series Karen locomotive is being discontinued at the end of 2017. Orders will continue to be taken up until December 2017.

Roundhouse have been manufacturers of live steam locomotives for 'G' Scale, SM45 & SM32 (click here to see Scales & Gauges explained in our Technical section) since 1982 and are the major supplier of this type of model in the UK.. Though we are based in Doncaster, England, birthplace of some of the worlds most famous main line steam locomotives, our engines are in operation on garden railways round the world, bringing the sights and sounds that only live steam offers, to thousands of satisfied operators.

"But I don't know anything about steam engines" I hear you say. No problem, go straight to our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Our reputation for reliable, simple to operate, hard working engines and excellent customer support is well known world wide.

Browse through these pages and find out all about our products and where they are built.
Find out how our locomotives work and check out technical details of major parts.
We even provide you with independent reviews of Roundhouse models from the model railway press.

If you like what you see but can't find an answer to any specific question in these pages, just send an e-mail or contact us by phone, fax or in person (Tel: 01302 328035 - Fax: 01302 761312).

Contacting The Factory

During busy periods we can't always respond to email enquiries as fast as we'd like. For the quickest response possible, direct phone calls to the factory are always encouraged. Our dedicated and helpful staff are always on hand to answer your questions, queries and quandaries.

Designed, manufactured and tested in Doncaster, England with pride.
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