KR Models announce the Bulleid Leader

At the World of Railways virtual exhibition, KR models announced their intention to produce the iconic "Leader" in OO gauge.

The Leader was a class of experimental 0-6-0+0-6-0 articulated steam locomotive, 5 were planned but only one was completed, and was produced in the United Kingdom.  

It looked like a ‘new’ generation of diesel but was actually a steam powered loco.  

The Leader project was part of Bulleid's desire to modernise the steam locomotive based on experience gained with the Southern Railway's fleet of electric stock.


  • 21-pin DCC socket with easy access.
  • Heavy die-cast metal chassis with central motor and flywheels giving powerful performance. 
  • Directional LED lighting.
  • Etched grilles.
  • Sprung buffers. 
  • Flush glazing. 
  • Available in prototype brushed aluminium and BR green.
  • DCC ready £170. DCC sound TBC.

KR Models are asking for expressions of interest, which can be lodged on their website


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