About Us

Martin Baylis Engineering

Martin Baylis has a vast wealth of experience in the field of miniature marine steam engine design and manufacture largely gained through working with Marten Howes and Baylis for many years. Before becoming involved with steam Martin was an engineer by profession so is able to bring new thinking and innovation to the world of model steam. His range of products have been inspired by the “real thing” so they resemble as much as is practical the engines and boilers of the age. He continues to develop new products in this field and holds true to his philosophy of making them look “right”.

Martin Baylis Engineering Brings To You a Wide-Variety of Model Steam Engines.


Welcome to Martin Baylis Engineering. We produce a variety of high-quality model steam engines and boilers. We are one of the leading manufacturers of model boat steam engines, who constantly strive to bring an expanding range of efficient working replica model compound steam engines to the market place.

Types of Model Steam Engines and Boilers We Manufacture:

Committed to manufacturing a range of high-quality model steam engines and boilers with a realistic and authentic appearance, we endeavour to bring the modeller steam plants, which are both pleasing to the eye and functional.  Some of the products we offer include:

  • Martin Baylis Engineering three cylinder model steam engine
  • Martin Baylis Engineering twin cylinder model steam engine
  • Martin Baylis Engineering Kingdon style vertical boiler.
  • Martin Baylis Engineering Horizontal Boiler
  • HM Customs Cruiser Vigilant steam unit kit
  • Standard rechargeable gas tank
  • Standard oil separator
  • Engine driven feed pump kit
  • Feed water reservoir

The history of Martin Baylis Engineering and their inspiration for manufacturing model boat steam engines;

Martin Baylis spent many years working for and with Marten Howes and Baylis, his father being one of the original founding partners. Martin was primarily concerned with the design, manufacture and assembly of their range of model boat steam engines and boilers. Consequently, he acquired a wealth of experience in creating miniature model marine steam engines and steam plants.

Martin Baylis Engineering has been formed with a view to producing a range of miniature replica multi-expansion steam engines that resemble the compound, triple expansion engine, twin compound engines and boiler’s combinations of the late Victorian and Edwardian period. These provide the model maker with a range of powerful, efficient and flexible steam plants, which have an elegant and authentic appearance. 

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