Photos of my S Scale locomotives built from Alan Gibson kits

Alan Gibson produced a range of S Scale M.R. locomotives based on his 4mm kits. They were supplied complete with all necessary parts and castings.

Alan Gibson 4F kit after completion

Alan Gibson MR 2P 4-4-0

Alan Gibson MR 990. Sharp eyed modellers will notice that the tender wheelbase is slightly shortened - a result of using the Airfix tender drive unit (see below for more details). Whilst spot on for the Johnson tenders it is about a scale foot too short for the longer wheelbase of the Deeley tender. I've decided to accept the compromise.

The latest model is number 3502 a Carnforth based 3F which will be ideal if I ever build my Aire Valley main line layout

This is another Alan Gibson kit - a round top 1738 class 4-4-0, some of which were still operating north of Leeds in the early 1920s.  No. 360 in all its glory stands outside Halifax Midland. Visually I don't find this version of the 4-4-0s attractive but it makes and interesting change from the Belpaire boilered types.


All my tender locomotives are powered by re-gauged Airfix "Royal Scot" tender drive units which have proved very reliable.

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Views of tender with Alan Gibson wheels on extended axles using Airfix Royal Scot tender drive unit.

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Click here for details of how I built this tender drive unit.