A HUDDERSFIELD man's model of a 19th century steam train is set to fetch £12,000 at auction.
The 7ft-long scale replica of an 1893 steam locomotive will be auctioned at Christie's in London on November 5.
Made by Clayton West man Brian Taylor, it is a fully working one eighth scale model of the London and South Western Railway Class T3 4-4-0 Express Passenger Locomotive No563.
The original locomotive was designed by William Adams, a designer renowned for being ahead of his time in engineering. It is now housed at the National Railway Museum in York.
Mr Taylor spent many hours over six years recreating the locomotive down to the tiniest detail.
He also has two other models being sold at Christie's - a 4.5in traction engine and another locomotive.
This locomotive model is based on an American `cowboy' style train, which is finished in brass.
Mr Taylor said: "It takes quite a long time to do. You have to make every part yourself.
"£12,000 is a lot of money, but it only just pays for the cost and the time you put in."
Mr Taylor has had plenty of engine building practice - he created all the steam engines at Kirklees Light Railway, which he founded 12 years ago.
Mr Taylor now lives in the main station house at the light railway on Park Mill Way in Clayton West.
Along with a small team of staff and volunteers, Mr Taylor maintains and operates the railway, giving people rides on steam-train pulled carriages every weekend of the year, every day from Easter to mid-September and during school holidays.
Mr Taylor said: "I get the pleasure out of making models.
"You run them to make sure they work and after that they would go on display in the station. We were finding a lack of room so we decided to sell them off."