RVM Engineering


Based at Hastings Miniature Railway we undertake work on Petrol and Diesel locomotives and rolling stock

between 7¼"and 10¼".


Whether you are after something brand new, repaired or even restored from the dead, our engineers are

here to help.


All our locomotives are manufactured by hand to give that personal touch, and we work with

our customers to ensure their every need is catered for.


Restoration work is a big part in what we do, and we pride ourselves in doing what others may say

is virtually impossible.


Below are some examples of work we have undertaken and are in the process of doing.



This small 7¼" locomotive was pulled from the ashes of a fire at the

Fancott Miniature Railway.


We took this in as a project to see just how much work was involved

in rebuilding a fire damaged locomotive.


This locomotive now runs at Alexandra Park Miniature Railway.

Jerry Lee


The pictures belowshow Jerry lee during it's rebuild in 2015.


Part of the work involved building new 3 axle powered bogies

as well as lengthening the chassis, and making alterations to

the fibreglass noses.

Thunderbolt 3


This locomotive we brought for its scrap value. Originally from

Malden Miniature Railway it ran on a 110 volt third rail system.


We guted it back to bare and fitted it with a 200cc loncin engine

and mechanical gear box.

Loch Lee


This locomotive came in for a full rebuild including structural work

on the chassis, re-profile of wheels, powering up both bogies and

converting from petrol mechanical to Diesel hydraulic.


The locomotive was fully re-sprayed and detailed in West Coast livery.


Completed picture with owner John Kerr from Kerrs Miniature Railway.

Cornish Pixie


This locomotive has just rolled out of our workshop having been in build

for just over 3 months.


She was completely built in-house from scratch and was one of the

most complicated builds we have completed.


She is finished in Crimson Lake livery and hand stripped.



This locomotive is currently in our workshop having come down from

the Fancott Miniature Railway. Like Phoenix this one has been in a fire.


The loco has been stripped and sandblasted, zinc coated and is currently

going back together. It now has an engine and hydrostatic gear box and

has completed initial running tests at Alexandra Park Miniature Railway.

One of 5 new coaches built for Hastings Miniature Railway.


There are three 12 seat coaches, one 6 seat coach with a pushchair

compartment and one 6 seat coach with wheel chair accessability.


All of these coaches are fitted with aluminium roofs and are all

air braked.