Little Samson Models

Site last updated 19th Aug 2013:

***6" Scale Burrell Devonshire drawings and castings now available
. PM for details. Will all be listed on here cvery soon. At present I am updating the drawings - working on sheet 64 as of writing this. More or less a full set of castings now in stock. ***

BOOK: 'Scale Model Traction engine Design and Consruction' now out of print but some copies have been retained for builders of 'Little Samson' designs. Click here for information on book

Little Samson Models hopes to always have ample stock to enable imediate despatch. Payment is by cheque, sorry no cards, and cheques should be made payable to Little Samson Models. VAT is not payable, postage is at cost, packaging free.

LITTLE SAMSON: 3", 4" and 6" scale UNIVERSAL CARRIER: 3" scale


CB21 4XD

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construction guides, Video clips and link to the popular forums



Dave Milway, a 3" scale Little Samson builder has an excellent and comprehensive selection of views and graphics of the Little Samson design on his site:




A Little Samson builder, Don, moderates a builders' forum. It is highly recommended, try
The group has proved very successful, there are now 152 members. There are dozens more pictures, plus numerous hints and tips.

The Gold Medal Tractor builder, John, has started a GMT builders' forum, now with 24 members. Try
There are already a good selection of pictures on the site. Membership is rapidly growing. Drawings omissions & corrections are posted here.


David Kearley, a 3" scale Little Samson builder and now a 6" scale builder, has published 'A dream Comes True' which records in pictures and text the construction of his 3" model and now 'Little Samson II' a guide to building the engine in 6" scale.

The 3" scale engine is covered in an excellent pair of A5 soft covered books, each with over 80 pages packed with useful information, hints and tips. The books offer outstanding value at just £6 each including postage and packing. The 6" book is an A4 folio style puiblication and also highly recommended. Both available direct from the author (who accepts pay pal & cards) or email David Kearley on

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Machining services on larger items:
Try Bruce Rice (Runs the model section at Thurlow Rally). Mobile 07980855510. Home. 01245466742. No conection - just a good guy. Essex. Bruce now sells boiler fittings - new owner of RA Barker. Try John Dunn (Advertises machining services in Old Glory). Mobile 07985051631. Home. 01430424957. No conection - just a good guy. Yorkshire.

Try Chris Stubbings (6" LS builder with large lathe) for your 6" LS back wheel machining.Home. No 01926 815305. Email:

My thanks to all who have offered pictures of their models, under construction or complete, to include herewith. They are much appreciated, particularly by those new to our hobby. If you have any more up to date pictures please forward them.

There is a 3 " Little Samson
Video Clip on U tube, try

There is a 4" Little Samson Video Clip on U tube, try

There are a few 6 " Little Samson Video Clips on U tube, try

There are a few 6" Gold Medal Tractors Video Clips on U tube, in build, running on air try, and in steam:

If any of the lnks no longer work do let me know.