Customer Reviews

I was very pleased with the service Paul provided in connection with the machining of rear cylinder covers for my Dougal locomotive. Very helpful in advising me together with a quick turn around. I will certainly be using Paul’s services again. (G.Mordan, Hampshire 14/10/17)


Many thanks for the full restoration work you have carried out on our 7 1/4″ Royal Scot. We are very pleased with this work, nothing was too much trouble, we were always dealt with in a friendly and professional manner. We were always kept informed of any problems found plus regular photo’s sent of the work in progress. Our Royal Scot has been transformed into a lovely steam locomotive that we can enjoy for many years to come. (C & R Woolston, Rutland 26/04/17)


I needed a new safety valve to cope with the excess pressure regs, but with an old fashioned thread to fit the boiler bush. The big suppliers didn’t want to know. Then I found Paviersteam and problem solved. Old fashioned customer service, excellent machining and quick at a very reasonable price. Paviersteam comes highly recommended and I will be using again.   (Mike C.  Salisbury, 22/09/16)


Just some feedback on the  16 oz Chiverton Injector. We tried it out last weekend on my 3 1/2″ GWR King and it worked every time, something that wasn’t happening with the old injector. I am very impressed with it, thanks very much. ( T.Bottle – Leicetershire,  29/09/16)


As a new customer of yours, I was very pleased with the price you quoted for machining my Adams Radial cylinders; the quality and the accuracy of the finish is superb and the delivery date was spot on! In due course I look forward to getting a price from you for machining the bogie and trailing truck wheels.  (A. Douglass – Surrey, 03/05/16)

  • “I own a number of steam locomotives, but I am not an engineer. Sometime ago I was looking for someone to do some repair work for me. I came across Paul at Paviersteam. Since then he has done a number of jobs for me, the latest being boiler off to repair a grate on a 5” A3. Paul has always given me excellent service, good feedback on progress, and good rates. I would recommend Paviersteam to anyone wanting good quality repairs and servicing. (Geoff Watts – Northampton, 01/02/16)

  • “After almost 25 years of use, my 5 inch gauge Britannia needed a major overhaul. Paul Pavier undertook the work and, over a few weeks, rebuilt the cylinders to eliminate steam leakage and replaced worn pins and bushes in the valve gear and motion work. This has transformed the performance of the locomotive, restoring it’s pulling power and the sharpness of beats from the exhaust and recovering the locomotive’s original modest consumption of coal and water. I was impressed with the quality and value for money of Paul’s work and I am happy to recommend his services to other model engineers.”  (Dr Guy Owen – Scotland, 14/08/15)

  • I have enjoyed doing business with Paviersteam, you have both been very friendly and helpful. I am very pleased with the work that Paul has carried out on the Prairie, it is all to a high standard. (T.Dutton – Worcestershire)

  • The Chiverton Injector I purchased from you is superb. That’s the 6th injector I’ve tried on my locomotive and it’s brilliant. Water on, steam on and boom, picks up no problem. Don’t even have to trim the water valve like the others. (L.Sutherland – Boness)

  • Over the past couple of years Paviersteam has done three jobs for me and in each case I have been very happy with the work, the price and the delivery times. On two occasions I have rung him for a bit of advice (I am a novice to model engineering) and in both cases he has been happy to share his knowledge with me. However the main question is would I recommend him? Absolutely!! (C.Wilton – Bristol)

  • I live in Aberdare. I have found the service from Paviersteam to  be prompt and great value for money. Excellent communication at all times. Genuine enthusiasts willing to pass on sound advice on all aspects of model engineering. (P.Woodward – Aberdare)

  • The Chiverton Injectors I purchased from you were really fine. Worked well, nice and a good size. Many thanks. (G.Miller – East Sussex)

  • Working from drawings, the custom parts Paviersteam made for a recent restoration project were precisely machined, inexpensive and arrived promptly: they offer a great all-round service. (J. Flint – Belfast)

  • “Thanks Paviersteam for the custom safety valves, that was a tricky one, with the very unusual bush thread and working out the right hole area to replace the previous oversize one. They work great, with a nice pop action and no unpleasant noises like you sometimes get!” (A. Giffen – Lincolnshire)

Paviersteam would like to take this opportunity to thank all it’s customers for their positive comments and for their business.