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Live Steam UK Ltd develop and commission precision Gauge one model locomotives. Dedicated to delivering accurate representations of classic UK locomotives, rolling stock and accessories we pride ourselves in the attention to detail demonstrated in each model. With a collective experience of many years in the Gauge One  arena and production engineering, we are committed to introducing exciting new models at exceptional value.

Our manufacturing partner, Wuhu Brand Arts and Crafts Co.Ltd have been producing Gauge one locomotives for some years now under the Bowande brand name.  We are delighted that Live Steam UK Ltd have been appointed the sole distributor for Bowande Gauge One products in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

We also offer a wide range of quality pre-owned live steam models from brands including Aster and Roundhouse. All our pre owned models are fully serviced and tested by us before we resell them. We are always interested in purchasing quality items and whole collections.

With our extensive knowledge of live steam and railway related items in general, Live Steam UK Ltd can provide valuations for insurance and probate purposes if required.

Meet the team

Simon Colbeck


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Simon Colbeck is a successful retail and quality assurance consultant providing advice on product development and quality assurance to many well-known brands and retailers. Formally the Head of Innovation and Quality at Marks and Spencer Simon has worked in the retail industry for over 30 years, managing suppliers and delivering quality products. 

An engineer by profession, Simon is very experienced with working with overseas manufacturing partners. A lifelong railway enthusiast and modeller Simon is a regular speaker at various railway societies.

Passionate about live steam and precision modelling Simon is committed to making 

Live Steam UK THE name

in gauge 1 modelling today 

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