Building a 5 inch gauge Pollymodels "Caroline"
About me Contact me Who is Caroline? Links
Gallery Last Update: January 2014
Building Caroline kit contents & page index First steam ** The engine is complete **
Painting the Engine
Conclusion ** Final assembly and Conclusion **
**News Update January 2014**
due to my deteriorating health, I had to sell Caroline in October 2013.
It has gone to a good home with a member of the North Norfolk MES
at Holt, Norfolk where I understand it is doing good service pulling
passengers on their raised track. I'm
still happy to hear from anyone interested in building this loco or its
larger sister the Suzanne. Hopefully this website will remain for
as long as I'm around - however long that may be!! After
that I'm hopeful that maybe the Polly Owners Group might host it as it
seems a shame if it just goes to waste. Watch this space as they
What's this all about?
It has been a very rewarding project and proves that these kits can be built without any prior experience.
is the story of my attempt at building a 5 inch gauge Pollymodel Engineering coal fired steam engine kit
called "Caroline". It is a fifth scale model of an Orenstein and Koppel 0-4-0 well tank engine.
kit was in 10 installments and I began it in November 2008 and finished it in January 2010.
This a picture of the finished engine, there are further pictures in Final assembly and there will be others in my Gallery in due course
(click on image to enlarge)
If you're interested, then read on!
I would also like to hear from other Caroline builders or prospective builders