Welcome to Steam Traction World – The Home of Quality Steam Traction Models.
We manufacture a superb range of fully machined, large scale models in kit form, ready for you to do the final assembly, paint and add your own personal touch to ‘make it your own’. We all have a fixed amount of time. Our goal is to provide you with a product that would otherwise take years to produce from scratch. In other words we are selling time. Time that will enable you to have fun with your product rather than spending thousands of hours in the workshop with the possibility that you may never see a completed project.
All Steam Traction World parts supplied are fully machined ready for assembly after final de-burring, sanding and paint. Most models may be purchased over a fixed period of time with kits arriving at regular intervals to enable the customer to ‘build as he/she buys’. Building and painting your model is a significant accomplishment, a source of pride for years to come. It could be regarded as an heirloom to be passed on to future generations. We keep our current and future customers fully informed, encouraging them to ask and get involved with our popular Steam Traction World FORUM
Steam Traction World is a private company based in the UK and we send our multi-award winning products all around the world. We occupy our own 11,000 sq ft facility in Daventry, England. We now have over 1,000 customers worldwide enjoying Steam Traction World steam engines. Read more…
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All our engines come as ‘fully machined kits’. They are designed to be assembled using hand tools only, such as spanners, files, Allen keys etc. No machinery (lathes, mills, welders for example) should be required as everything comes just requiring de-burring, hand finishing, fitting, assembling and painting in your choice of livery. Portable hand held tools (like a drill, grinder, power file etc) are a great help to assist with speeding up the cleaning process. All parts are supplied unpainted. Any fasteners required are also supplied.
All our boilers come fully assembled and hydraulically tested and come complete with CE mark to full European standards.
Detailed and comprehensive assembly instructions and Isometric drawings are supplied with every kit plus we also offer a full telephone and email support service to all our customers.
We estimate that each individual kit takes 20-25 hours to assemble and paint. With the average engine being 27 – 30 kits the total build time should be somewhere between 600 & 750 hours. You do get out of it what you put in so the more time spent the better the end product.