I have been enjoying myself today working at my watchmakers lathe. I made the chimneys for four of the Sharp Stewart 2-4-0T/2-4-2T locomotives on the Southwold Railway. The chimneys are very slender; very tall and with a slight taper – the locomotives look somewhat as if designed by Rowland Emmet (The Early Morning […]
… I wouldn’t have the spare materials, tools or skills to have done this. Deciding to decorate the toilet upstairs was done with mixed feelings – it is only a little room and wouldn’t take long to complete, but trying to work in a confined space and get to the areas over the toilet […]
The painting was done on artists canvas and was so long I could only unroll part of it at a time in my workshop/studio. I was pleased to receive a commission from Adrian Hall, the owner of the famous ukmodelshops website to paint a backscene for his 4mm scale model of Kingswear. My wife […]
Here is a view of a layout I am building. It is a model of the Southwold Railway at a scale of 3.14 mm/1ft. You can see the bare boards for the layout on my baseboards page and some of the rolling stock on my News entry ‘Second Post’. It is very […]
The Eveleigh Family have just been for their hols up in the north of England, where we always go for a week in the summer. We rent a cottage and go for walks in the hills … Ribblehead viaduct from the top of Whernside Class 66 runs round its train at Blee […]
Well, there are images of some of my paintings now on the paintings page and I am working on the services pages – bespoke baseboards and backscenes at the moment. I took lots of photographs this morning in the garden while it was nice and sunny. On Thursday evening last it was our approximately monthly […]
At the moment, the news is that I am gradually learning how to put this site together and it is getting bigger all the time! Soon I hope to have good quality images of some of my paintings to display. I also want to get more on the layout pages.