Ruston Proctor

MGL-001 • by 6point5

About the kit

The kit is comprised of a 3D printed plastic body shell and a fret of etched nickel silver detail parts. Limited folding of these parts is required and they can all be glued in place.

The body is designed to fit on the Busch 12199 HOf accessory chassis, at present this may be ordered with the kit by selecting the appropriate option.

You can also select the "dummy chassis" option which includes a 3D printed equivalent part to complete the kit as a static model.

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Please note this is a scale model for adult collectors, and not intended for children under 14 years of age.

Prototype Info

The ‘Ruston Proctor’ locomotive was built between 1915 and 1930 by Ruston, Proctor and Co. Ltd. The design was based upon a locomotive produced by Deutz prior to the first world war. Powered by Ruston’s ZRH single cylinder engine (producing 10hp, a two cylinder version was also available producing 20hp) they were extensively used in industry, the most famous examples being used at the Waltham Abbey gunpowder factory.

They were started on petrol and once warmed up switched to paraffin, and often left running all day as the cost of the petrol used during start up was said to be the same as the cost of running on paraffin for the rest of the day.

This kit represents an 18” gauge example, will run on 6.5mm gauge track and can be built as a static or dynamic model.


Postage is included for UK orders. For international orders shipping is at cost. Please note any local import duty or taxes that may be applied on delivery are the buyer's responsibility.