Locomotive Models

How To Make Locomotive Models

Plans and instructions for making locomotive models – standard and narrow gauge steam engines.

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In this page are locomotive model plan books.  Each book contains detailed plans and illustrated instructions.

You can use these plan books in different ways.

How To Make Scale Locomotive Models

  • 1. Follow the instructions and use the plans as they are and build a 1/25 scale locomotive model in paper or brass.
  • 2. Scan the plans and reduce the scale to build a model in OO, HO or TT Scale.  Do it in card, paper or brass.
  • 3. Scan the plans, reduce the scale and make a 3d version using Sketchup or another CAD program such as the free Qcad software.
  • 4. Print the individual parts in 2d to cut out directly or use as a pattern for your photo etch or card.

The detail you get is fantastic.

First here is gallery of images showing the models in this series that are available.  They show completed models. Below the gallery is a description of each of the engines shown.

You can also see descriptions and get the plans by going to this page. Locomotive Models

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Below is more descriptive information about each model shown in the gallery.

Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Bn2t Freudenstein

narrow gauge steam engine freudenstein

A 9.4 ton steam engine with a water capacity of 1200 liters and 350 kilograms of coal. It ran on 1000 mm track at 40 km per hour.

Details And More Pictures At Freudenstein





gift for model train enthusiastsThis particular engine was built in 1948. The Cn2t was built from the early 1900’s on. It was found almost anywhere there were narrow gauge rails. It will fit any situation – industrial service or passenger service.

Details  And More Pictures At Cn2t Las




Steam Engine Model TW-29

tw 29 narrow gauge steam engine

Polish narrow gauge tank steam locomotive TW 29 was produced in the years 1929 and 1930. It was used for many years (1929 – 1976) by the Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Railroads on 785 mm track.

Details And More Pictures at TW-29




Narrow Gauge Diesel Engine Lxd2

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A very popular narrow gauge diesel engine, Lxd2, still in wide use at tourist spots around Poland.

Details And More Pictures at Lxd2





train gift for adultsDuring World War II the majority of Polish locomotive was taken over by Germany and incorporated into the German railways.. After the war Poland still had 46 locomotives of the type Od2 that received new inventory numbers and were operated until 1958.

Details And More Pictures at OD2




Narrow Gauge Industrial Diesel Engine GLS30

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The GLS-30 series diesel locomotives went into serial production in 1961. They were and continue to be very popular industrial, narrow gauge engines.

Details And More Pictures At GLS30




Brigadelok Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Dn2t

narrow gauge steam locomotive brigadelokTypically used with a width of 600 mm. After the war, the Polish State Railways used the HF steam locomotives in the years 1918-1970. They were used also used on railways in the forestry and sugar industries. They were withdrawn because of the difficulty in getting parts to repair them. Some of the machines are in the train museums at Sochaczew, Skierniewice and Wenecja.

Details And More Pictures At Dn2t





paper model trainThe designation PX29 was applied in 1945 to the original design of the engine which was orginally designed WP29 (type Vilnius). This locomotive proved to be a successful design. It was well-liked because of its ease of use.

Details And More Pictures At Px29




Narrow Gauge Steam Engine Model Px48

narrow gauge steam engine px48The Px48 design was based on plans of the PX29.  It was very efficient and very popular.  Another version, PX49 was built for export.

Details And More Pictures At Px48





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It carried passengers and freight. Of note, it carried bricks from the Golkow Brick Factory to Warsaw which bricks were necessary to help solve the then problem of a housing shortage.

Details And More Pictures At Wilanowska




Polish Freight Steam Engine From 1916

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Locomotive steam engine TKw2, designed by Robert Garbe, was introduced at the World Exhibition in Malmo as T16 type 1. The locomotive proved to be highly valued by the Prussian railways. It was built in Prussia until 1924 with a total production of 1242 units under the designation T16 .

Details And More Pictures At TKw2





prussian steam engine

These engines were small tank locomotives (0-3-0) that were designed for local traffic and shunting. They were produced in large numbers in Germany for the Prussian Railways during the years 1882 to 1906 and then for other countries and private railways until 1924. In Poland they were used for training and by Polish factories up until the 1960’s.

Details And More Pictures At T-3




Steam Engine Model Bn2t

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This is a model of one of the most active narrow gauge steam engines in Poland today.  The prototype hauls tourists at Maltanka just outside Poznan.

Details And More Pictures At Borsig




 Steam Engine Heavy Freight Model TY23

ty23 heavy steam engine

These locomotives were the core of freight locomotives in heavy goods traffic before 1939. Starting in 1937 they began to be replaced by locomotives Ty37.

Details And More Pictures At TY 23

Once again, you can see everything and get the plans by going to this page. Locomotive Models


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