Ballast wagons finished

Photographed on my layout, Framsden A while ago, in an earlier post, I showed some ballast wagons I was building.   They are interesting vehicles because they are very short, have dumb buffers;  the ends are different;  and the sides slope.   They were fun to build and some time I must complete the brake van to go […]

Three loco bodies for P-pi layout

On Friday I shared a modelling session with my friend, Jon.   He was working on building the chassis for one of my Wisbech tram loco kits and I finished adding the main parts to these three loco bodies for my Southwold layout. Now I need to build the chassis and then add the small […]

A bridge for Wenhaston

    I made this a little while ago when my friend Jon and I got together for a modelling day.   It is all done from plastic strip from the Evergreen range.     Load test. Ready for installing on the board.

Boilers and fittings Southwold locomotives

  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 Milk […]

If I wasn’t a railway modeller …

… 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 […]

Backscene commission: Kingswear in 4mm scale

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 […]

Narrow gauge modelling – Wenhaston Station

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 […]

Second post

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 […]

First post

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.