Roundhouse Engineering, of Doncaster, England announced their new model for 2017 to be a narrow gauge ‘Hunslet’ prototype locomotive named ‘Lilla’.

'Lilla' - Roundhouse Engineering Initial images of the locomotive were presented online from CAD renderings of the 0-4-0 outside framed chassis. The working model was presented at the April 2017 National Garden Railway Show held in Peterborough, England.

The model represents a locomotive that was introduced in 1891 for use on the Cilgwyn Slate Company Quarry at Natile Vale, North Wales. ‘Lilla’ was sold to be used on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway in 1928 and survives to this day on the Ffestiniog Railway.

‘Lilla’ will be butane fired and available in manual- or radio-controlled options. The wheel sets are regaugeable between 32mm or 45mm. Insulated wheels are another option, and the model will be available in any of Roundhouse Engineerings standard colors. More information on this model can be found at the company website,