Coal stage

Happy modelling to all of our customers, and may all your projects make the progress you wish for.

** New; our famous Loco Builder Box - now available in Gauge 1 **

Welcome to Poppy’s website for model railway kits. Our aim is to help you create your model railway with a little more enjoyment, for example, making tough tasks (loco building) and repetitive jobs (station valance) a pleasure. Please browse our pages and products, we hope there is something here for everyone.

Our tools help you to set the standards for your railway, to achieve better running, realistic clearances and benchmarks for the life time of your hobby. Our range of in-stock Loco Builder Boxes continues to grow, and look for our NEW Workbench range to help keep you tidy and organised.

Our kits are simple to build and easily adaptable to be useful in all types of layouts and dioramas. We supply you high-quality, laser cut components that are consistent in size, made to fit together easily using the simplest of techniques and basic tools, and suit your layout design and requirements. We use the technology of the laser to remove the repetition and add enjoyment to some of the not so easy tasks.

All our products are made for modellers by modellers. We have designed and built every one of our kits. We know they can give you good results and we can advise how to get the best from them and how they can be used together for effective results.

You don’t have to paint our kits to look like wood – because they are. For our wooden kits we use top quality birch plywood to resemble scale thickness components with a fine grain that looks most realistic.

Our policy of 'Modeller's rates' on postage remains, we wouldn't charge you more than we would expect to pay!

What our customers say:

“I started building the coal stage over the weekend; I cannot fault it at all. I’m very impressed
to say the least.” Peter, Earls Barton

“I purchased one of your excellent laser cut coal stages at the Reading trade show before
Christmas, I would like another please!” Richard, Henley-in-Arden

British Railway Modelling news article; “crisp, sharp and accurate in detail”.

And about our Loco Builder Box;

“[The loco kit] was a real challenge to get all axles in line and rigid. The kit went back in the box while I was very frustrated about it. With the builders box it was done in less than five minutes and now the loco rolls very easily. Now I'm really looking forward to complete it and see it running.” Thomas, Germany

"I received the Loco builder box this morning. Your product exceeded my expectations. I work in P4 and sometimes struggle to make an acceptable Chassis ( must crawl along without any tight spots).I now look forward to my next 2 chassis and one rebuild! The axles are also superb and better than a set of short ones I made on my friends lathe! Paul, Northampton

"11:12 a.m. The box arrived this morning and is already glued and lightly clamped... 22:30p.m. I have just finished the first chassis I've made with Poppy's 8 Coupled Loco Builder Box. The best chassis I've ever made just ran beautifully straight from the "Box" as it were." Duncan, West Midlands

British Railway Modelling, Loco Builder Box review article; “...thoroughly recommend this product. ...any mechanisms made using this jig will be sweet”. Tony Wright