Bespoke Machining & Fabrication

With over four decades of experience in the engineering industry, Live Steam Models have the capability to offer bespoke machining solutions to cater for the most demanding of projects.

Our comprehensively equipped workshop facility can create anything from one-off prototypes to much larger volumes to meet your specific subcontract manufacturing requirements. If you can design a product, we can make it or we can reverse engineer that no-longer available component and/or redesign it to make it last longer.

We work with a wide range of non ferrous and ferrous materials, in various grades and finishes, e.g. brass, bronze, cast iron, plastics.

Our turning and milling capacity running both CNC and manual machines means we can carry out the complete manufacture of most components to include processes such as heat treatment, gear cutting and many more backed by a network of suppliers built up over nearly 30 years of trading.

All of these services are supported by our team of highly skilled engineers and we welcome the opportunity to discuss your next engineering project.

Previous Projects

Strap Holder

Reverse engineered strap holder for First Class Railway Carriages.
These show the original holder with the new machined one and the component parts. A special tool was also made to unscrew the holder.

Adaptor Plate

Weber 28/36 DCD top adaptor plate to take original Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint & Spider air filter / cleaner canister. Produced on a CNC Vertical Machining Centre using Aluminium section.

Fine Feed Worm


Left Hand Thread Fine Feed Worm for Grinding Machine produced on a Puma Mill/Turn Machining Centre using EN24.

Grinding Wheel Flanges




Grinding Wheel Flanges machined on a CNC Puma using EN24 Steel
 with a Blackodised finish.

Welcome to our Workshop

For those parts that you are unable to manage, large or small for what ever reason we have extensive machining facilities to help you build and complete your project.

Our main machining facilities consist of:-

Mitchell Centre Lathe

XYZ CNC/manual center lathe

Slotting Machine

Bank of 4 Herbert Drills

Turner TR70 Rivet Spinner

Gear shaping machine