For as long as I can remember I have been interested in trains and model railways. This goes all the way back to the early 1960s when I used to stay with my grandparents in their house alongside the West Coast Mainline opposite Stafford loco sheds. Starting off with Hornby Dublo three rail, I had a succession of model railway layouts culminating in two N gauge layouts, Burnside and Oxney which we exhibited around the south east in the 1980s and 1990s. When Oxney was coming towards the end of its life on the exhibition circuit, I was faced with the choice of either building a new layout or starting a model train business; I chose the latter.
Our first release was an N gauge class 24 kit; followed in 1997 by a OO version of the same loco. We have followed a formula of easy-to-build kits using proprietary chassis units and incorporating single piece cast resin body shells; offered in kit or ready to run formats. We have mostly concentrated on diesel and electric prototypes from the BR modernization era of the 1950s and 1960s.
In recent times we have expanded our range to cover Irish protypes and to include more departmental and special vehicles.