Name, number and
builder's plates for
industrial locomotives

These plates are etched in 0.008" thick brass. They are all straight rectangular plates except for the builder's plates, which often had a distinctive, instantly recognisable, shape and style. All plates are supplied unpainted for the modeller to finish in the colour of their choice. Prototype plates were usually cast iron or brass, often painted, popular colours being red, black or light blue. Any raised lettering and edge beading was frequently either polished brass or picked out in a lighter colour, but this was not always the case. Where historical accuracy is required, always study photographic evidence.

It is worth remembering that industrial locomotives very often had their name and/or number painted on, sometimes in quite stylised fashion. This poses something of a challenge to the modeller, although modern technology makes custom-made transfers a much more realistic option these days. For good examples of the variety of styles used, and views of some inspirational paint schemes, the colour photographs in the Ian Allan publication "Industrial Steam" are hard to beat.


Available in 4mm scale only
Order code 4NP followed by name

Available in 4mm and 7mm scale
Order code 4NP or 7NP according to scale, followed by name

SIDLESHAM STURDY
NEWCASTLE MAGNET
MOROUS REAPER
HEM HEATH No.1 JUNO
FLORENCE No.2 ROKER
REPULSE LABOURER
N.C.B No.6 STOIC
ENTERPRISE HARVESTER
PRINCESS EXCAVATOR
AMUN-RE FORESIGHT
D.N.T. GLOWWORM
NO.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 FURY
ANUBIS RH  Ruston cabside plates - see photo
STAND ASIDE

 

 

4mm scale plates price  £1-95 per pair.

7mm scale plates price  £2-25 per pair.

 

Several of the nameplates listed on the left were produced to suit kits in our 4mm scale range.

Once these kits are also available in 7mm scale, larger versions of the appropriate plates will follow.

 

 

Photograph - Ruston Hornsby 88DS built from 7mm scale IMPETUS kit KIKD16

OSIRIS
HORUS
HATHOR
FARMERS FRIEND
STRIKER
IMPALER
HAVOC
RAMPAGER
HAWARDEN
HASTY
WILD SWAN
EMILY ROSE
CASTLETON
CLOUDY
THUMPER
THE BIFFER
LAST ONE
RUSTON  Bonnet front plates - 2  different (Ruston, Ruston/BTH) plus one RH/BTH  badge - all on one fret at standard 4mm price.

Impetus Ruston Hornsby 88DS