MSS Side Tank Loco Kit
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MSS Side Tank Loco Kit

Our Price:  £220.00
RRP:  £238.50
Save:  £18.50 (8%)



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Ref::  909009
Brand:  MSS - Model Steam Specialists

The most popular in our range of self assembly live steam locomotives. Available in four colours and both 32mm and 45mm gauge. Matching tenders are available on our MSS Rolling Stock page.

By their nature these locomotives involve naked flames and will have hot surfaces and hot water and steam under pressure. As such these locos are sold as a collector model and are for age 14+ and then should only be used under the close supervision of a competent adult.

Please note that fuel tablets cannot be included for overseas customers due to air freight restrictions.

Please note: If running this product on Peco track, its tyre and flange profile means it requires a minimum radius of 3 foot 6 inches to avoid binding. This issue is not evident on the MSS or Mamod 2 foot 6 inch fixed radius track.


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MSS Side Tank Loco Kit
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good kit
Friday, 26 January 2018  |  Francesco

I do not read and write English google translation is my help
about the kit I find it very pretty and well defined, construction quite easy way of use well explained and illustrated, conclusion good report price

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7 of 9 people found this review helpful.

1st kit
Sunday, 4 September 2016  |  Andrew

This kit is the best intro to garden live steam there is at a affordable start price
My 1st one is now upgraded with top up valve gas tank hp saftey valve and steam reg all dine once I built her
Since then I have got too used off ebay and completely re furbed and up graded
The mss mamod is the way too start

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Super product
Friday, 30 August 2013  |  Stephen

Over the years I have built hundreds of kits, from plastic & balsa aircraft to complex electronics. This kit has to be one of the best ever in terms of quality. The only problems I had were minor, and are to be expected when you consider the fine tolerances this kit is made to. As others have said some of the holes round the bodywork needed enlarging a little (round needle file). My other problem is that movement was rather stiff, and here can I make a suggestion that cured it for me, smear a little oil on all moving surfaces before assembly, i.e. cylinder face, piston rods and wheel bearings.
I loved building this kit so much I'm going to build rolling stock and a tender too. Not only that but my wife is thrilled with how good it looks. And its a great start to our planned garden railway!

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20 of 23 people found this review helpful.

It's a great start.
Monday, 29 July 2013  |  John

A great introduction to garden railways/live steam.
In kit form this loco requires a little patience and some fettling during the body assembly to get everything lined up. It helps to open the bolt holes in the body work slightly as some were a little tight. Other than that it builds very easily.
Once built it needs a few steamings to settle in the moving parts, but given time and plenty of oil it will run very nicely.

Then it's time for the upgrades!

A meths burner and water top up valve are high on the list for must haves. The stage 1 upgrade kit is a safe bet and should produce an eager locomotive with steam to spare.

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9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

Great Kit
Friday, 10 February 2012  |  Phil

This kit is a great way way of starting and understanding live steam. I really enjoyed putting the kit together which has resulted in a great little starter garden railway locomotive.

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13 of 23 people found this review helpful.

Saturday, 13 August 2011  |  Harry

Do not by the kit because the instructions are not clear and none of the holes line up. So treat your self and spend an extra 14 quid on a ready built one!!!

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19 of 43 people found this review helpful.

getting started
Thursday, 8 July 2010  |  Tom

having the option to have ready to run is good. if you buy a kit form locomotive you can see who it works. It will give you more confidence in repairing and upgrading your loco. the instructions are clear and easy to read when it is done and working you get a sense of pride and will get you started in the world of live steam

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91 of 124 people found this review helpful.

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