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15th February 2024

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Price Increase 15th February 2024 From 4th April 2024

The last time prices were increase was in July 2015 (excluding postage) and as everyone knows the cost of everything has risen considerably in recent times and because of this the price of most prints is reluctantly being increased as shown below.

Large-scale Limited Edition Prints:– New Price: £34.50

16" x 8" Limited Edition Prints:– Unchanged: £22.50

Footballer Limited Edition Prints:– New Price: £22.50

Triple Prints:– Signed: Unchanged: £22.50, Unsigned: New Price: £19.50,
spacerSigned with mount: New Price: £27.50

Nameplate Prints:– Signed: New Price: £19.50, Unsigned: New Price: £17.50

The UK postage will remain the same but there will be a rise in the overseas charge.

As the increase will not take place until Thursday 4th April, after Easter, there is time to get prints at the present price!

GWR Castle Class No. 4079 Pendennis Castle8th February 2024

The print of GWR Castle Class No. 4079 Pendennis Castle in the condition it took part in trials on the LNER, against their larger pacifics, in 1925 is now available to purchase.

The Great Western Society (Didcot Railway Centre) asked if they could sell the print at the special event when No. 4079 Pendennis Castle was returned to traffic to which I readily agreed and produced it for them. Because of this the initial 40 signed and numbered prints have already been sold and I am now releasing the remaining prints for sale. This means that this print won’t have the usual period when advance orders are taken and then having a draw for print number one.

This short run 16" x 8" Limited Edition Print is restricted to just 100 copies, so 60 are available. This size will fit a readily available frame.

GWR 4-6-0 Castle Class No.4079 Pendennis Castle

Full details here

Battle of Britain No. 34069 Hawkinge with Nameplates24th November 2023

A print of Battle of Britain Class No. 34069 Hawkinge is now available. The print also includes all the Battle of Britain nameplates plus illustrations of Flying Officer Peter Malam Brothers' Hurricane (32 Squadron) and Sergeant Ronald Fairfax Hamlyn's Spitfire (610 Squadron), both of which used Hawkinge airfield during the Battle of Britain.

Battle of Britain 34069 Hawkinge with Nameplates

A copy of the print was presented to the Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust at Hawkinge in conjunction with Southern Locomotives Limited presenting the Trust with a full size replica of the nameplate carried by No. 34069 Hawkinge. This was cast from a pattern which was made using artwork produced by myself.

Hawkinge Presentation

The picture shows (left to right) Dave Brocklehurst MBE Trustee of Kent Battle of Britain Museum Trust, myself and Simon Troy, Southern Locomotives Ltd. Chairman.

Full details here

Rebuilt West Country No. 34100 Appledore (Update)2nd November 2023

The print of SR/BR 4-6-2 Rebuilt West Country Class No. 34100 Appledore in the condition it worked the last steam hauled Golden Arrow on 11th June 1961 is now available to purchase.

This short run 16" x 8" Limited Edition Print is restricted to just 100 copies, all signed and numbered. This size will fit a readily available frame.

Rebuilt West Country 34100 Appledore

Full details here

LNER 4-6-2 Class A4 No. 4482 Golden Eagle (31st August 2023Update)

The print of No. 4482 Golden Eagle in standard LNER Green is now available to purchase.

This is a short run 16" x 8" Limited Edition Print restricted to just 100 copies, all signed and numbered. This size will fit a readily available frame either online or in some high street stores.

LNER 4482 Golden Eagle

Full details here

Royal Auxiliary Air Force 1st June 2023

Next year, 2024, marks 100 years of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and No. 34081 92 Squadron has been temporarily renamed Royal Auxiliary Air Force to honour the thousands of men and women who served supporting the Royal Air Force.

For the renaming Procast Foundry Ltd. contacted me to supply the layout/artwork for the new nameplate and the result can be seen below.

Royal Auxiliary Air Force

More details of the event can be viewed here.

LMS No. 6253 City of St. Albans 16th May 2023

To mark the 50th Anniversary of the rebuilding of St. Albans City station a replica nameplate mounted above a hugely enlarged version of my illustration of LMS Princess Coronation Class No. 6253 City of St. Albans in 1947 condition has been put up in the foyer of St. Albans City station.

St Albans City Foyer

On the anniversary date (15th May 2023) a ceremony was carried out involving the unveiling of the display and the presentation of framed copies of my Limited Edition print of No. 6253 City of St. Albans to the people taking part.

City of St Albans Print Presentation

Larger versions of the pictures and who's who can be viewed here.

6253 City of St. Albans

The print can be viewed and purchased here.

LMS No. 6220 Coronation 2nd May 2023 (Update)

To coincide with the Coronation of King Charles III on 6th May 2023 a print of No. 6220 Coronation has been released. This shows Coronation in the condition it made its historic run on 29th June 1937 with the LMS claiming it had achieved 114mph on the descent of Whitmore bank, taking the British railway speed record.

This is a short run 16" x 8" Limited Edition Print restricted to just 100 copies, all signed and numbered. This size will fit a readily available frame either online or in some high street stores.

6220 Coronation

Full details here

Hands-on with the real thing!21st December 2022

Recently I’ve been getting my hands dirty working on full-size main line locomotives, these being No. 34010 Sidmouth and No. 35025 Brocklebank Line. Both locomotives are owned by Southern Locomotives Limited and are at their Sellindge, Kent, base. I have produced illustrations of both these locomotives which, at present, are for Southern Locomotives exclusive use.

35025 Brocklebank Line Frames

The picture shows myself between Brocklebank Lines frames helping to remove the horn cheeks, with Roy Carlo (left) and Martin Stables (right), both SLL Directors – the picture was taken by Simon Troy, SLL Chairman.

SR West Country Class No. 34070 Manston1st December 2022

The print of No. 34070 Manston, which up to now has been has only been available to Southern Locomotive Limited's shareholders, is now available to purchase following the locomotives return to traffic after overhaul. It is now working on the Swanage Railway.

£5 from the sale of each print will be donated to Southern Locomotives Ltd.

34070 Manston

The print shows the locomotive as preserved. Full details here.

16" x 8" Limited Edition Prints 1st December 2022 – Update

Due to the current economic situation I have decided to hold back the release of two prints in this series, No. 4482 Golden Eagle until Summer 2023 and No. 34100 Appledore, until autumn 2023.

New Range! – 16" x 8" Limited Edition Prints 23rd June 2022

This new range of Limited Edition prints are to exactly the same standard and have the same amazing level of detail as the larger ones. The only difference is that they have been reproduced at a smaller 'frame friendly' 16" x 8" size. This size of frame is readily available online and in some high street stores.

Prints in this range will be low-run Limited Editions, each being restricted to just 100 copies! Producing prints at this size means that it becomes economical to make available previously unreleased illustrations.

The first to be released is No. 46240 City of Coventry in 1950 condition with streamlined smokebox in BR Blue. The price is £22.50, all are signed and numbered.

46240 City of Coventry

Further details of the range here.