Argyle Loco Works

Steam Powered Garden Railways

Australia: (03) 9751 1964
International: +61 3 9751 1964


Ordering, Payment and Shipping

Argyle Loco Works:
Within Australia: 03 9751 1964
International: +61 3 9751 1964

Address: (By appointment only)
Olinda, Victoria, Australia. 3788


Please call or email us with your sales inquiry. Once we receive it we shall respond within 24 hours weekdays or the next business day following a weekend. We will calculate the freight costs (Post, Courier or Airfreight) then email you an invoice with the total of the order. Our invoice will include our bank details for a direct deposit (our preferred method of payment) and all the details of your order. Please check the invoice is correct including the delivery instructions before making your payment. Dispatch is made upon receipt of cleared funds. Minimum sale $20


Our prices are in Australian Dollars and include 10% 'Goods & Services Tax' (GST). GST does not apply to Export Sales. The export price may be calculated by dividing the list price by 1.1.

Items on our web site are listed as 'In Stock', 'Available' or 'Pre Order'.

For items marked as 'In Stock' the prices are firm.

For items marked as 'Available' or 'Pre Order' the price is an estimate based on information provided by the manufacturer at the time of listing the product. The price is subject to variables that may include fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, freight costs, final cost adjustments by the manufacturer or other factors.


Domestic Sales (Australia)

We accept payment by Direct Bank Transfer, Credit Card (Visa or Master Card), Pay Pal or Cash.

  • Direct Deposit: no transaction fees. Our preferred method of payment is by direct bank transfer into our nominated bank account. Our invoice has our bank details on it
  • Credit Card:
    • Invoice value up to $500 - No fee.
    • Above $500 - 2% transaction fee with personal presentation of the card and P.I.N. authorisation.
  • Pay Pal:
    • 3% Transaction fee
    • Maximum Invoice value $500
    • Payment through ‘Pay Pal Logon' only, delivery address same as invoice address
  • Cheques will be banked at our convenience. Once banked they may take several days to clear.

New Zealand

Payment in Australian dollars.

We accept payment by Pay Pal, Credit Card (Visa or Master Card) or Direct Bank Transfer
  • Pay Pal:
    • 4% Transaction fee
    • Maximum Invoice value $500
    • Payment through 'Pay Pal Logon' only, delivery address same as invoice address
  • Credit Card:
    • 3% Transaction fee
    • Maximum Invoice value $500.
    • Return of a completed ‘Credit Card Authority Form'
  • Direct Deposit:
    • International money transfer into our nominated bank account.
    • $50 Transaction fee. (covers international bank transaction fees)

International Sales (not New Zealand)

  • Payment in Australian dollars.
  • Minimum Invoice value $250
  • Direct Deposit:
    • International money transfer into our nominated bank account.
    • $80 Transaction fee (covers international bank transaction fees)
  • Pay Pal:
    • 4% Transaction fee
    • Maximum Invoice value $500
    • Payment through ‘Pay Pal logon' only, delivery address same as invoice address

Deposits & Incremental Payments

Our preference is for the balance to be paid in full when the model is ready for delivery. Incremental payments mean extra administration and direct costs (bank fees, adjustment and upkeep of records, and correspondence) so we do need to cover ourselves for these costs as follows.
  • Minimum incremental payment is $1,000 and by Direct Deposit only.
  • A $10 admin fee per incremental payment

Post & Freight
The maximum parcel size and weight that can be sent by post is as follows

Larger items will be sent by Courier. Minimum postage fee $12. Actual invoiced amount will be the sum of Freight charges plus the cost of preparing, packaging and delivering the item to the freight contractor. Charges incurred as a result of an ‘inability to deliver’ are the customers cost. Please advise us of any special delivery instructions. For customs purposes all export orders are labelled as 'Toy Trains'.

Insurance and Tracking

All items dispatched for carriage by Post or Courier will include Tracking and Insurance. Tracking will be included in the freight cost. The Insurance premium will be added to the invoice amount as follows.

If upon receipt, your goods appear damaged in any way, please ensure you sign "damaged" when you collect the goods and photograph and document the damage and notify us immediately. Failure to do this may void the carrier’s liability in respect of any insurance claims.


Please contact us before returning any item to discuss the circumstances and conditions of the return. Please retain all the original packaging and repack it accordingly. Improper packaging may result in damage and may void your warranty. If an item is to be returned to us for other than warranty or service purposes the following applies
  • Special order items are not returnable
  • It must be returned within 10 days of delivery
  • It must be new, unopened, unused and in its original packaging
  • A 20% restocking charge applies
  • Shipping, Handling and Insurance are non-refundable.


The following abbreviations are used to assist in describing the availability or the nature of the item offered. Sometimes there is a lag before the web site is updated to show the exact stock inventory.

'RTR' - means that the model is 'Ready to Run'. The model is supplied by the manufacturer in an assembled state. It may require the application of lubricants, fuel, water and batteries or some components may be unattached to facilitate transportation. The model should be prepared and operated in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

'Kit' - The model is supplied in a dismantled ‘kit’ form and will need varying degrees of assembly before it is ready to run. Some kits will have all the parts pre-finished, other kits may need processes such bending, soldering and painting.

'In Stock' - means that the item is held in stock at Argyle Loco Works store and is ready for dispatch.

'Available' - means the item is in stock at the manufacturer and is ordered on request.

'Pre Order' - means that production of the model has been announced but it is not yet available from the manufacturer and reservations are being taken.

'POA' - means 'Price on Application'. Please contact us to obtain a current price.

'Sold Out' or 'Discontinued'. For information or historical purposes, we sometimes continue to list products that are no longer available.

'Open Box' Items listed as Open Box may have been used for display, demonstration or other similar use. Some items may be repairs of slightly damaged models and are so noted. Quantities are limited to what is shown. Unless otherwise stated locomotives will have been tested and are in operable condition, no broken or missing parts and all warranties apply.

Product Description

Product Descriptions and Specifications are based on information provided by the manufacturer. While care is taken to insure accurate information is provided, variations may occur due to product development and improvement, batch variation or other factors. Specifications are subject to update as development and production proceed and may change without notice.

Use of Product

Operating a live steam model is very different to running an electrically powered model. It is a more hands-on, interactive experience. The model must be periodically fuelled, oiled and watered. The sound of a steam model is important, so running it in a quiet environment will provide information as to how it is performing as well as an enhanced driving experience. Miniature steam engines are not children's toys; they are operating machines whose functions are designed to replicate the real thing. As an authentic reproduction of engineering standards and practice of a bygone era it may have exposed and unprotected moving parts and sharp edges. As a miniature, it is made up of many small parts and as a piece of functioning machinery it requires the application of substances or coatings that may be toxic if ingested or may irritate sensitive skin. A steam engine carries and uses volatile and flammable fuels that require careful and informed handling. When lit, the fire within it may ignite other volatile or flammable materials and the surfaces of the model become hot to touch and can burn. It carries hot water and steam under pressure within its boiler that may exhaust or emit from various apertures both predictably and not. Steam by its very nature is hot and may cause injury by scolding. When under way the model may act erratically or unpredictably.

A miniature steam engine should only be handled or operated by an adult who is familiar with the model and its functioning, who fully appreciates all the Hazards associated with it and who has the knowledge and the ability to minimize the Risks involved in its operation.

'Market Place' - Terms of Listing:

Cost to list:
  • Items over $500 - 5% of selling price
  • Less than $500 - $20 / listing

Period of listing 6 months. Private sales only. Latest items will appear at the top of the list. All negotiations over the sale of the item are between the vendor and the buyer. Argyle Loco Works (ALW) is a listing service only and accepts no responsibility for the correctness of the vendor's claims, the suitability or condition of the item or the outcome of negotiations or the transaction. The vendor is obligated to advise ALW when the item is sold so that it may be removed from the listing. ALW may, without explanation refuse to accept a listing or remove a listing.

Information required: Price, Digital Images, Description, Location of the item, Name and Contact details (Name, email, phone).

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