Colliery Pit Headstock Model

Colliery pit headstock, this sturdy kit is a perfect addition to any industrial or countryside scene.

These iconic structures were a common sight throughout the British Isles, characterising the, once rich, industrial landscape. Now only a few isolated examples remain, standing tall as symbols to an era of rapid growth and eventual decline.

This kit mimics the former pit headstocks of Bradford Colliery, Greater Manchester, UK.



This kit is easy to put together, simply;

  • align each part with another,
  • apply glue to the fixing edges,
  • and hold in place a few seconds until set.

You will need super glue to secure the parts and a small pin to act as the shaft for the pit wheels – these two items are not included.

Key Facts

Height (top of wheel)148mm
Length (base)162mm
Width (base)52mm
Diameter (wheels)42mm


This kit is not specifically scaled, please look at the dimensions for suitability on your layout.

y personal opinion is that it would look equally good on both an N gauge or OO gauge layout with suMitable accompanying buildings – but you will have to make your own mind up!


The colliery pit headstock kit is available to purchase online. Items are despatched within 1 working day of cleared payment, delivery is by royal mail first class.

To purchase a kit, or for further information, please get in touch.