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Last Update: 29th June 2020

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Web Site Security29th June 2020

Although payment has always happened on secure servers, which protects your personal data, the main site has, until now, stayed with basic web standards. Now the whole site has been upgraded to HTTPS which means that all communication between this site and a browser is encrypted – this will show as a lock in the address bar of your browser.

If you are not seeing a lock in the address bar it probably means you need to refresh the page to ensure that you are viewing the latest version.

Southern Bulleid Light Pacific Prints – with Class Nameplates12th November 2019

These new prints feature the Southern West Country and Battle of Britain classes. The print size of this new range is 12spacerinches x 16spacerinches which enables the purchase of readily available frames from high street stores.

Bulleid West Country Print – No.21C117 Ilfracombe

The West Country version shows every class member's nameplate, all correctly illustrated, placed on a map of South West England in its correct location. Also included are headboards of titled trains that served the area. The names on the nameplates and the style of the headboards reflect the period portrayed by the locomotive. The locomotive featured is West Country class No.21C117 Ilfracombe in the condition it hauled the inaugural Devon Belle on 20th June 1947.

Bulleid Battle of Britain Print – No.34081 92 Squadron

The Battle of Britain version again shows every class member's nameplate, all correctly illustrated, with relevant ones placed on a map of South East England – the dotted red lines show the RAF group areas. Also included are illustrations of the MkI Hurricane flown by Flight Lieutenant James Brindley Nicholson VC of 249 Squadron, plus the MkI Spitfire, flown by Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum of 92 Squadron. The locomotive featured is Battle of Britain class No.34081 92 Squadron in preserved condition. The locomotive and planes are to the same scale of 5mm/ft.

The prints are; £15 unsigned, or £18.50 signed. For further information click/tap on the above images.

Bluebell’s Giants of Steam Gala – 11th to 13th October7th October 2019

I shall be attending with a stand at Sheffield Park (on Platform 2 near the Museum) during the event (all three days) with a selection of Limited Edition Prints and the complete range of Multi-image prints, in mounts, ready for framing. Do come along and see the prints in the flesh – also purchasing a print here will avoid postage costs! If you’re interested in a specific Limited Edition print let me know so I can ensure I have it with me.

The event also coincides with the release of the print of No. 928 Stowe in 1930s Maunsell Green – with £5 from each print sold being donated to the Maunsell Locomotive Society. It will be available to see and purchase.

SR V Schools Class No. 928 Stowe19th September 2019

Advance orders for the print of No. 928 Stowe are now being taken. Anyone making an advance order will be entered into the draw for print Number 1.

928 Stowe

The print will be released on 10th October 2019.

SR V Schools Class No. 928 Stowe9th April 2019

The illustration of Stowe in mid-1930s condition has been completed. Stowe was part of the second batch to be produced with modifications from the initial ten. It has been preserved and is owned by the Maunsell Locomotive Society.

A Limited Edition print, with a run of 250 signed and numbered copies, will be made available this autumn, with the first (1/250) being allocated, as usual, by a draw. To be entered into the draw you will need to have made an advance purchase in the three weeks before publication.

£5 from the sale of each print sold will go to the Maunsell Locomotive Society

If you would like to be contacted when advance orders are being taken let me know via the Schools Print Form.

Click here for full details of the print.

General Update 18th January 2019

Things have been quiet recently regarding the publishing of further prints and the completion of any new illustrations. This is due to being busy with other work, which has included being commissioned to produce livery sheets of various locomotives and items of rolling stock for a model manufacturer. Work on the locomotive illustrations has slowed because of this, plus I have been undecided on which, if any, of the completed ones to have published.

The SR Schools illustration has progressed during this time, although much slower than anticipated. The first member of the class to be produced will be No. 928 Stowe in 1930s Maunsell Green. Hopefully it should be available to view in early spring (2019) with a print of it being release in the autumn (2019). If you would be interested in a print let me know via the Schools Print Form.

The website has also been tweaked to make it a better experience when viewed using a tablet.

SR No. 34072 257 Squadron 24th April 2018

The print of SR 4-6-2 Battle of Britain Class No. 34072 257 Squadron, which has until now been only available to Southern Locomotive Limited's shareholders, is now available to everyone. Incidentally the 24th April 2018 is precisely 70 years since its entry into traffic!

£5 from the sale of each print sold goes to Southern Locomotives Limited

The illustration portrays the 257 Squadron in 'as preserved' condition.

257 Squadron – as preserved

Full details here.

SR V Schools Class 25th January 2018

Those of you who have been visiting this site for a long time may remember that I was considering printing an early illustration of mine titled 'Maunsell's Masterpiece', which had No. 905 Tonbridge as it's subject. The idea was dropped as the illustration was not up to the same standard as those which are now being produced!

However I am now starting work on a completely new illustration of Maunsell's SR V Schools Class, which will will be to the same standard as the current illustrations. The first will probably be No. 928 Stowe in mid-1930s Maunsell Green condition. If this, or another member of the class, would be of interest please let me know using the Schools Print Form.

No. 937 Epsom

Official Photograph of No. 937 Epsom.

If you have previously contacted me about the Schools Class it would be appreciated if you could also use the form to confirm your interest.

Please note that Streamlined No. 999 will not be produced!

Schools Print Form.