Author: <span class="vcard">tom</span>

Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardle

A small batch of these very well loved and famous engines is now underway. This is my early stage CAD working drawing developed from original Manning Wardle drawings and research material obtained from L&B expert Stephen Phillips, who also authored in conjunction with Michael Bishop ‘The Lynton and Barstaple Railway Measured and Drawn’.


LNER K3

A model to 4mm scale of the LNER K3 class. Built from my own custom nickel silver etches, castings from my own patterns and hand made fittings.

Completed bodywork
Bodywork and chassis under construction
Completed model as running in the early 1950’s. Painting and lining by Ian Rathbone


LNER O1 2-8-0

This is a 4mm scale model of an LNER O1 class engine. This model is made from a fully custom set of etched nickel silver parts, castings from my own patterns and handmade parts as required.


LMS Compound

This model of an LMS Compound encompasses all of my ideals as a model maker, where every process for the manufacture of each part is selected to create the best outcome. It has been built with the fewest possible compromises and includes wheels made to the Scaleseven standard.

It is approximately 90% complete, requiring small fittings and details to be made.

LMS Compound to Scaleseven standards

The chassis is made completely of nickel silver with all parts fabricated, machined or turned by hand. The Scaleseven wheelset is by Richard Hersey.

LMS Compound tender. The prototype was rebuilt from an earlier bogie tender design

All of the valvegear is machined from solid nickel silver, incorporating all prototype features