Each subject is meticulously researched and is based on the original works drawings, but as these are not always correct they are thoroughly checked against photographs, verified information and – if one of the class exists – making a visit to check details.
Nuts, rivets and screws are shown correctly
– not just blobs for everything!
Lining, lettering and totems are scaled correctly.
Nameplates are perfectly portrayed
– including correct letter style and fixing bolts/screws.
Manufacturers plates correctly portrayed
– including date and works number.
Springs have the correct number of plates.
Split pins are shown.
All the detail between the frames is shown.
Cab fittings that can be viewed through the window.
If it’s on the loco I endeavour to put it on the illustration!
The maximum run of any of the prints is 500, with the majority being just 250 or 350 (see individual prints for the number produced). This is well below the maximum of 850 copies allowed for a ‘Limited Edition Print’.
All prints are signed and numbered by the artist.
The standard Limited Edition prints are reproduced to a scale of 8mm/foot to ensure that all the detail included can be viewed and appreciated. The B17/4 ‘Footballers’ are printed to a scale of 6mm/foot, which enabled them to be produced in smaller numbers – just 100 of each locomotive (club).
The illustrations are exactly the same as those used for the Limited Edition range but reduced to 5mm/foot to fit the standard A3 print format. Although they are not Limited Edition prints they can be ordered signed by the artist for a small extra charge.
The standard Limited Edition prints are produced on a traditional sheet-fed offset Heidelberg press. The Footballers (because of the low print run of 100) and the multi-image prints are printed digitally.
Orders can be taken online using a credit or debit card. Online payments are processed through PayPal. Please note that you do not have to set up a PayPal account to pay online – click the link at the bottom right to just pay using a debit or credit card. Click here for an example.
Telephone orders can be taken using a credit or debit card.
The number is: 01634 362735.
Orders by post, using a cheque, are also acceptable – GB pounds only though. A link to download an Order Form is next to each print available.
Please note that the postal charge is per order not per print.
United Kingdom £3.75
Europe £4.50 (countries covered)
Rest of the World £5.50
Prints are rolled and supplied in individual postal tubes.
Local art shops are usually the first option, but as these can be expensive check if your local glass supplier does framing, as this can be cheaper, or, if you're lucky, a local person who does it from home!
Another option is to use an online frame supplier. Southern Locomotives Ltd did this recently when they wanted to frame prints of Sir Keith Park for the recommissioning ceremony. The feedback from them was very good with the plastic 'glass' supplied being as clear as normal picture glass, which comes with a removal film on both sides to protect it in transit. Pictures of the framed prints can be viewed here: picture 1, picture 2.
The company Southern Locomotives Ltd used was: eFrame.co.uk
Muilti-Image A3 Size Prints
These prints can be mounted in a standard 20" x 16" frame, with the addition of a mount, (for examples showing how this looks click here) or straight into an A3 size one – both greatly reducing the cost of framing.