Talyllyn Railway Midlander Locomotive 32 mm gauge


A 32mm gauge ready to run model and kit of one of the Talyllyn Railway’s narrow gauge diesel locomotives.

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This Ruston 44HP locomotive was purchased by the Talyllyn Railway in 1957 and contains parts that were cannibalised off an identical locomotive. It was named after the Midlands area group of the preservation society that donated the locomotive. Please note that the Talyllyn Railway Midlander locomotive has been rebuilt several times over the years and our model is of  Midlander’s original form. I.e. the extended buffer beams with side buffers but with the original cab and bonnet.

Our Talyllyn Railway Midlander locomotive features four wheel drive from a 12 volt motor worm and chain drive. We have found the model runs quite happily either on either a 6 or 9 volt battery. The kit has been designed for easy assembly with the major components being held together with nuts and bolts; thus greatly simplifying painting.

We are selling this 32 mm gauge model locomotive in three forms

Ready To Run, manual control

Price £190. Manual control in brunswick green livery with 11 volt Lipo battery and charger included. Other colours can be provided to order. N.B This option incurs our “Bulky Postage” rate (see the delivery charges page)

Ready To Run, radio control

Price £300. As above but fitted with a Deltang 2.4 ghz receiver/speed controller and supplied with a simple, “centre off” transmitter. N.B This option incurs our “Bulky Postage” rate (see the delivery charges page)

Kit Form

Price £130. Kit features :

  • Prebuilt and tested working four wheel drive chassis (no soldering required).
  • Optional components to build either a cabbed or open version
  • Laser cut plastic cab components
  • 3D printed bonnet components
  • Over a dozen high quality “SLS” nylon detailing components


Product Dimensions


Ready-To-Run Manual Control, Ready-To-Run Radio Control, SM32 Kit, Chassis Only


158 mm (over buffers)


74 mm (over buffer beams)


132 mm


Nylon 24mm disc

Track Gauge

32mm gauge


Kit supplied with 6 cell AAA battery holder.
R-T-R with 500 mah 3 cell lipo battery