Welcome to Boot Lane Works, a small family-run business based just outside Oxford. After many years of building other people’s model kits, we have taken the step of designing and producing our own.

We have a 16mm gauge railway in our garden named the Candlebridge Tramway, on which we test our kits before releasing them. Thank you for visiting Boot Lane Works, we hope you return again soon.

Jacqui & Andrew

(All the prices on our online shop include P&P within the UK – for international shipping contact us here)

Update – July 2022
NANCY – available in both 45mm & 32mm gauge

Inspired by the Rye & Camber Bagnall, “Victoria”, we think the little 2-4-0T is a beaty?

Update – June 2022
In view of ever-escalating costs and real supply issues, we have discontinued our ready-to-run power chassis supplied with ROSE, WINIFRED, JOEY & MATTY.
The power unit has been replaced with our “No 6 Power Chassis Kit”, which comes with your locomotive kit.
The new chassis utilises the Boot Lane adaption of the Binnie Engineering Wheel and can be purchased separately at £35 inc P+P.
Available in 32mm & 45mm gauges, they are not gauge convertible.


ROSE & WINIFRED have been updated and are on sale with the new chassis kit.
JOEY has been updated to accept the new chassis, the new model is currently being painted and will be on display at Peterborough.
MATTY has been withdrawn pending the update.

There will be a few MATTY’s & JOEY’s with the original pre-build chassis available for purchase at Peterborough.

Update – May 2022
– only available in 32mm gauge
Boot Lane’s take on the Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 “E Class”, well-tank…

Update – April 2022
– only available in 32mm gauge
Boot Lane’s take on the famous Bagnall 0-4-0 saddletank…

Update – January 2022
– only available in 32mm gauge (for the time being!)
Inspired by the “Mike’s Models” 009 kits from the 1970s.

Update – November 2021
– available in 32mm & 45mm gauges.
Inspired by the Wantage Tramway, Henry Hughes tram-engine of 1877, our latest kit is a mix of 3D filament & resin printed parts, with delicate laser-cut 1&2mm clear-cast acrylic.
We have pushed the boundaries since the introduction of ROSE, with most of the 2mm acrylic consisting of interlocking parts. While the fine detail resin prints speak for themselves!

Update – October 2021
Bolster Wagons

A set of four bolster wagons, including Binnie 20mm curly spoke wheels, stainless axles & brass bearings. Plywood top, the couplings are left to the choice of the modeller.

Update – October 2021
The Boot Lane War Memorial

To celebrate 100 years of the Poppy Appeal and with our family ties to the Armed Forces, we felt we wanted to produce our own War Memorial kit. We are donating £3 towards the Royal British Legion, for every kit sold.
The kit is printed in resin and the wreath comes ready-made and painted.

Update – September 2021
Diesel Loco MATTY – available in 32mm gauge only.


Update – August 2021
Battery Loco JOEY – available in 32mm & 45mm gauges.


Update – August 2021
Carriage BLENHEIM is now available in 45mm gauge.

BLENHEIM – 45mm Gauge

Update – August 2021
Carriage BLENHEIM is now available from our shop.

BLENHEIM – 32mm Gauge

Update – July 2021
Steam Tram, ROSE is now available from our shop.