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Thomas The Tank Engine Toy Engine Shed

Thomas The Tank Engine Toy Engine Shed

The commission job below was a Christmas present for a little boy who had a collection of ‘Ertle’ die-cast engines from the ‘Thomas The Tank Engine’ stories. I think he had every design that they had ever made and had asked his parents for an engine shed to play with...

Department Store Dolls House

Department Store Dolls House

This commission was for our local Vicar’s wife. She had this idea of building a five story Department Store based on the period from the early 1920’s. She had pictured this store in her mind and then seen some windows that she wanted to incorporate into...

Woodpecker Promotional Items

Woodpecker Promotional Items

Another example of promotional work was for a publicity company in Leeds who were doing an advertising campaign for a large company. They wanted 3000 little men on springs that would wobble down a pole, (like the woodpecker toys that peck their way from the top of a...

Little Red Tractor

Little Red Tractor

Not every commission that comes in is for a farm or house, some are for promotional artifacts as in this next job. Early in 2000 I was approached by the National Farmers Union about making a Sit-N-Ride toy based on the new logo for the ‘British Farm Standard’ mark to...

Wraysholme Tower Model Farm

Wraysholme Tower Model Farm

The next project was even more difficult and involved reproducing a 15th century three storey pele tower house, together with a model of the whole farm. ‘Wraysholme Tower Farm’ is located at Allithwaite, between Grange-over-Sands and Flookburgh in Cumbria, on the road...

Sanders Farm House

Sanders Farm House

Another commission for a farm is this model of the 17th century ‘Sanders Farm House’, in the village of Borwick, Near Carnforth, Lancashire. This was going to be a present for the Grandson of the lady who lived on the farm. The farm was no longer used as a working...

Herber House Farm

Herber House Farm

This commission job I am going to show you is of another house and farm buildings. ‘Heber House Farm’ is located at Leck on the border between North Yorkshire and Cumbria, on Lord Shuttleworth’s estate. The lady commissioned me to make a model of...

1/24 Scale Georgian House Model

1/24 Scale Georgian House Model

The gentleman who commissioned me to build this 24th scale model of his Georgian Style House in Devizes, Wiltshire was a retired doctor and he wanted it made for his wife’s 70th Birthday. He discovered my business whilst on holiday in Cumbria and took away one of my...

Model Farm for National Centre for Children’s Books

Model Farm for National Centre for Children’s Books

A commission I undertook for the ‘National Centre for Children’s Books’, also known as ‘Seven Stories’. They are located in Newcastle upon Tyne and if you are ever in that area please make time to visit this wonderful place. (if you would like more information on...