Sentinels for 32mm and 45mm gauges

G Scale Sentinel

Please note, we have now ceased manufacture of live steam locomotives, although we still manufacture components and accessories for steam locomotives (please see elsewhere on the web site or download our catalogue).

We are currently developing a range of steam outline locomotives based on the post-war Sentinel. These are electric or battery electric locomotives. We hope to have the first of these ready for despatch during the summer.

The Sentinel Waggon Works of Shrewsbury were the largest manufacturer of steam road vehicles. Their first models were built in 1905. In 1923 they introduced their first rail vehicle, a narrow gauge 0-4-0 shunter. This was basically the same power plant as the road wagons with vertical boiler , 2 cylinder engine and chain drive to the axles. Over the years between the wars they built a range of locomotives and railcars in various sizes. Many were narrow gauge and used in industry but several of the main line companies had some Sentinels.Between 1925 and 1930 the LNER bought 74 Sentinel railcars.

Sentinel ceased making main-line locos in 1937 but the small shunting locos continued until the war. After the war production restarted with a revamped 100hp 0-4-0 shunter with a streamlined appearance and a conventional locomotive type cab.
In 1947 they were again restyled taking on a more angular appearance. In 1952 they introduced a 200hp version which had two of the two cylinder engines. Between 1923 and 1958 they built more than 600 steam locomotives.

My model is based on the post 1947 vertical boilered 100hp steam locomotives. These were mainly standard gauge locomotives but they were available in this style down to 3ft gauge. They featured a vertical boiler in the cab at the rear, a two cylinder steam engine fitted vertically in front of the front axle and a 500 gallon water tank between. A two speed gearbox was integral with the engine crankcase and a 2:1 reduction was provided by the chain drive to the front axle. Most had internal chain drive between the axles but a few had external cranks and coupling rods. In low gear these locos could pull over 1000 tons on the level. They were made with various detail differences according to the customers requirements. Position of handrails and steps varied widely. Some had rear coal bunkers, some did not. Some had dropped cab floors to give extra headroom for the crew. My model is not intended to be a representation of any one particular loco, but rather is typical of the range and contains features from several prototypes.

Battery Electric Sentinel for 32mm Gauge.

Battery Sentinel for 32mm gauge

This is a battery electric model based on the post 1947 Sentinel vertical boilered steam locomotives . These were mainly standard gauge locomotives but they were available in this style down to 3ft gauge. The model is not intended to be a representation of any one particular loco, but rather is typical of the range and contains features from several prototypes. Length over buffer beams 9” (228mm) Width – 4” (102mm) Height above rail – 5 1/2” (140mm) Weight approx 2kg. The model is built to a scale of 16mm / ft for 32mm gauge and has a high mechanical specification. It comes with a comprehensive instruction manual.

Features include:
  • Laser cut frames, outside cranks and coupling rods
  • Bodywork from chemically etched nickel silver.
  • White metal and brass fittings for added detail.
  • Name and number plates of your choice.
  • Sintered phos. bronze bearings for axles.
  • Precision motor / gearbox unit with metal gears.
  • 9.6 volt ni-mh battery. Only one screw to undo to replace the battery.
  • External battery recharging socket.
  • Directional front and rear lights.
  • Optional rear coal bunker.
  • Wheels are not insulated.
Standard colour scheme:-

frames and frame fittings satin black
fly-cranks and buffer beams red
footplate and roof satin black
bodywork choice of - maroon, dk.green, dk. blue,
Other single bodywork colours by arrangement at the time of ordering at an extra cost of £30.00
The loco is fitted with the large round buffers which are such a visual feature of the prototype.

A centre hook and chain coupling is normally fitted but a wide range of other coupling types can be fitted.
Some fittings may involve a small extra charge.

There is a choice of control systems

Manual .
Electronic speed control on this version is achieved by rotating the projecting part of the chimney.
On / off switch and reversing switch in the cab.

Radiocontrol .
2.4 gHz radio control with full proportional speed control in forward and reverse.
Four channel radio supplied complete with rechargable batteries.
One channel controls speed and direction ( centre off position )
On / off switch in the cab.

Price. Manual control £660.00

Radio control £760.00

Postage extra at cost. (currently £22.70 )

Sentinel for G Scale.

G Scale Sentinel

This is an electrically (track) powered model based on the post 1947 Sentinel vertical boilered steam locomotives. These were mainly standard gauge locomotives but they were available in this style to 3ft gauge. The model is not intended to be a representation of any one particular loco, but rather is typical of the range and contains features from several prototypes.

Length over buffer beams 9” (228mm) Width – 4” (102mm)
Height above rail – 5 1/2” (140mm) Weight approx 2kg.

The model is built for 45mm gauge and has a high mechanical specification. It comes with a comprehensive instruction manual.

Features include

  • Laser cut frames.
  • Bodywork from chemically etched nickel silver.
  • White metal and brass fittings for added detail.
  • Name and number plates of your choice
  • Proprietary power bogie, 45mm gauge. 4 wheel drive.
  • 4 wheel pickup from the track with boost capacitor for smoother drive.
  • Directional front and rear lights.
  • A DCC decoder for digital or analogue operation.
  • Smoke unit, cab light and flickerng firebox effect..
  • Compatible with LGB and Massoth systems.
  • Optional rear coal bunker.
Standard colour scheme:-
frames and frame fittings satin black
buffer beams red
footplate and roof satin black
bodywork choice of - maroon, dk.green, dk. blue,
Other single bodywork colours by arrangement at the time of ordering at an extra cost of £30.00.

The loco is fully compatible with LGB and Massoth systems and will work happily on both analogue and digital control
As standard the loco is fitted with an LGB loco decoder but alternatively it can be fitted ( at extra cost ) with a sound decoder and speaker to give full sound effects. The cost of this would have to be quoted at the time of ordering but is likely to be in the region of £100 extra. The smoke unit and directional lights will work on both systems but of course the sound is digital only.

The loco is fitted with the large round buffers which are such a visual feature of the prototype.
A centre hook and chain coupling is normally fitted but a wide range of other coupling types can be fitted.
Some fittings may involve a small extra charge.

Price. £760.00 approx.

Postage extra at cost. ( currently £22.70 )

G Scale Sentinel