Dream Steam Garden Railways History
Dream Steam was started in 2008 by Alan Dunster. The business began by bringing together the manufacture and supply of upgrades for the original Mamod live steam loco and IP Engineering Jane with the supply of the current incarnation of the original Mamod design of locos, rolling stock, track and spares, which are now made by MSS in Wales.
Feedback from customers suggested that those new to the hobby found most other general garden railway supplier websites confusing and not very user-friendly from the beginner's point of view. So we set about establishing a reputation as the on-line specialists for garden railway beginners. We carefully chose and extended the range of locos and rolling stock, based on value for money, ease of use and reliability. We then presented them in a logical and clear format that made it easy to find and purchase.
In Late 2010 Paul Fletcher joined forces with Alan to take Dream Steam forward with more resources and production capacity.
August 2011 Alan Dunster left Dream Steam to concentrate on other business interests. The company is now solely owned by the Fletcher family, Paul, Ruth and Paul Senior.
Summer 2012 Dream Steam is proud to announce that we have become a stockist for Mamod locomotives.
Throughout 2013 Dream Steam has consistently grown and introduced new products, this includes new rolling stock from MSS and new fixings and fastenings.
A move to new offices, taking on new staff and becoming a stockist for both Roundhouse and Peco have been major landmarks for us this year.
Now attending more shows than ever and meeting visitors daily in our showroom.
Bachmann products have now been added to the range including the ever-popular Thomas The Tank Engine and Friends.
Due to ever-increasing demand from customers Dream Steam has now started stocking smaller gauges such as OO and OO-9 with its sister company, Dream Steam Small Scale.
Dream Steam Small Scale went live to the public on 16th April 2018
Dream Steam Works are now manufacturer of the Set-a-Curve Radius Setter.
Our showroom extension has now started and is well underway. Work should be completed in January 2019 but you may still visit us in the meantime.
The showroom is now bigger and better, fully stocked with both garden railway locomotives and accessories plus N, OO and OO-9 items.
We are pleased to announce that we are now supplied by Hornby and Gaugemaster to provide a wider range of products.
We now stock Albion Alloys in both imperial and metric.
The Dream Steam range now caters for beginners and established modellers on all budgets, and there is more to come!.