Joanne, Locos arrived safe & sound today, super duper job, really
pleased. Have to find you something else to do now. many thanks to you & Simon.
Best Regards, Bruce
Marklin LNWR King Edward VII restored Tender & Gauge 1 Marklin LNWR Charles Dickens restored Tender)
Seaford, East Sussex
I am very
happy with the restoration & paint work that Simon has done, it is
superb, it will be the pride of my fleet...
DP, Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
say that the eager awaited parcel arrived at 12.20 pm. Everything about it,
the painting. . the packing . . 'The Professionals'. Reg'ds
GL, Beckenham, Kent
Black Prince is unwrapped, and is now sitting on my dining room table
Very many thanks for the work done, it is beautiful. Looking forward to
getting in touch again.
GAM, Teddington, Middlesex
The coach arrived safely this
morning … I am very pleased with the result, it looks superb & shows up my
other GW coaches. Hopefully I will get another coach repainted next year.
Please thank Simon for his expert workmanship.
JM, Loxley, Warwick
Many thanks …to Simon …for
such a wonderful job that he has performed on my Terrier. Ruth could not
believe the detail and paint finish that Simon has created. I have been
endlessly looking at it all evening and wondering how on earth does he do
that? A beautiful job and the work of a true craftsman. My friends thought
that it is a wonderful model as well
RB, Crowborough, East Sussex
delighted with the Princess …Simon is a model train restoration genius! The
only problem is that its too precious to run in case it gets damaged!
Dr DJKW, Sheffield
'STUNNING'. . . Please thank Simon for my
'Masterpiece . . .on time as well!
GL, Beckenham, Kent
Sincere thanks to Simon for the superb restoration and to
you for the friendly, helpful and efficient "admin" throughout. It has been
a pleasure dealing with you ! I will be in touch regarding further requests
I spent quite
a while yesterday evening admiring the finished work. The high standard
overall, together with the very neat attention to detail make the whole
thing quite exceptional. All good wishes,
Dr SB, Belper, Derbyshire
The mogul is
immaculate, and looks even better in the flesh......... many thanks and
congratulations to Simon. The engine looks brand new, which is extraordinary
for a 75+ year old engine that has been well used by two generations. The
dilemma for me now is whether to steam it or leave it in its current
impeccable order. Once again, many thanks, I am highly delighted and
appreciative of the skill that has transformed the sorry little locomotive I
sent you, into something rather special. Best wishes to you both
What can I say " Fantastic" lovely job,
(GWR Manor Class)
it is very nice
indeed … thank you so much, it has given me a much needed boost.
PS, Solihull, W. Midlands
The Hornby M1 arrived safely this morning. She looks so pristine
I shall hardly dare to run her. So I now resolve that she will only be used
on special occasions, and that I will need to find some better quality
American Pullmans to complement her! Thank
you both for all the detailed trouble you have taken over this.
The M&GN model arrived today in perfect condition. The model is as
ever beyond improvement. Very many thanks
DW, Polegate, East Sussex
Just to let you know the train
(Bassett Lowke Compound)
has safely arrived.
It looks great - so I am all set! Again, thank-you both for wonderful
JP, Harpenden, Herts.
loco look great. I am not sure my soldering skills are as good as Simons
painting skills but as a beginner I am quite proud of my modest achievement,
however, Simons painting skills have certainly given 1153 the best start in
life. Thank you for the aftercare advice. The curse of the bubble wrap has
caught out many.
Perfection is almost impossible to achieve but the
'Wee Ben' shows it is possible!
Thank you for your excellent renovation of the
Hippchen - Carette Rail motor. I am absolutely delighted
with it - it's a
real work of art. Many thanks indeed.
I always knew the result would be superb - but this goes way beyond.
Gipsyhill is truly stunning - absolutely exquisite and the extra touches
Simon has added have helped to make her a work of real historical
authenticity. And the best bit is - I'll own it!
Thank you very much for these photographies, the STOWE is
"magnifique ". Simon is a real artist, thanks I am very very happy,
HD, Beaussault, France
Stunningly beautiful! A great accomplishment. Well
I would call it a great job, but job doesn't seem to fit as I'm sure it
wasn't a "job" but more of a pleasure. I am thrilled to have found the right
person to complete it.
(Hornby Canadian Pacific)
FLS, Richmond BC, Canada
Mallard arrived safe and sound and is now sitting just above Flying Scotsman
in my office . Thank Simon for me , he's done a marvelous job. I can't
enthuse Karen, my PA, but all the other boys are coming to have a look soon.
JH, Little Wymondley, Hertfordshire
I must say, you are the most businesslike operation I
have met in many years dealing with model railway concerns on both sides of
AW, Stowe, Vermont, USA
Many thanks for your prompt attention. The end
result is quite magnificent and very pleasing to the eye. Thank you very
PT, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
77 has arrived safely thanks, lovely job, as they say down here! I
have been given special permission from senior management to display in the
sitting room for a while. Please give Simon my heartfelt thanks for a superb
bit of artistry.
HG, Wyke Champflower,
done a marvellous job with my dad's Hornby engine. I just love it. Thank
you. I would be happy to recommend you to any one else thinking of
restoring their engine. Wishing you both all the very best.
SH, Croydon, Surrey
Thank you for your very detailed work plan. Fits in with how I also prepare
tasks...I am a very detailed person...so I appreciate it!
Well what can I say. I knew to expect something
superb, the result looks exceptional and Simon is to be congratulated for
another outstanding piece of work. The LNWR Tank is running well and looks
fine with it's coaches. So when joined with it's CR stable mate, the pair
will surely be head turners when on their first public outing in May. Many
thanks to you both.
DWW, Dunblane, Perthshire
Thank you for your comprehensive letter and quote
for the restoration of my Hornby Princess Elizabeth. I am very impressed
with the photos and the attention to detail. I am keen to go ahead on the
basis you describe .
CM, Haxby, York
coaches are just great. A true work of
DMJ, Kinver, Staffordshire
Simon has carried out a number of projects for me
over the last few years, ranging from sympathetic refurbishment of coaching
stock to full restorations and repainting of locomotives. The quality
of Simon's work is always first class and in particular his lining is
Simon has a passion for his work and clearly explains the work required to
be carried out and how problems have been solved. With Joanne's help
his administration is very good and communication of costs and timescales is
I have no hesitation in recommending Simon to anybody requiring repair,
restoration or repainting of their models
Simon for doing such a excellent job on the
Merchant Taylor it
really looks good pulling a rake of Hornby Pullman coaches.
extremely happy to receive my 4472 – an exceptional conversion and re-paint
– Simon is a GREAT craftsman.
GW, Tring, Hertfordshire
RN, Huntington, New York
Thank you for your prompt and reliable service.
you so much again for all the great locos you are producing for me, a great
paint job turns my sometimes very average locos into something very pleasing
NJH, Studley, Warwickshire
I am delighted
that these two examples of American “heavy iron” (or, rather, brass) will be
enjoying a new lease of life. Thank you for sending the “before” and “after”
photos. Rather like the 18th Century landscape gardener Humphrey Repton!
ND, Barnes, London
Thank you for the completed locomotive, absolutely superb and a delight to
see again in action.
It goes without
saying that the model is absolutely magnificent. It maintains all the
incredibly high standards of your previous models. Thank you for your 100%
attention to the work.
DW, Polegate, East Sussex
Thank you very
much for the beautiful painting, lining and weathering of County of
Warwick, I could not be more pleased.
DT, Preston, Lancashire
were both absolutely delighted with the result, to see it in such pristine
condition and well finished, once again a big thank you.
is to confirm safe receipt of your letter and special delivery parcel. I
have read your notes and must say that the work Simon has done is not just
to my liking, I am absolutely delighted. I doubt Simon would ever require
one, since his work speaks for itself, but should he ever require a
reference, then please do not hesitate to quote my name.
I am delighted with the result. Thank you very much. I shall never
understand how it is possible to do such fine, detailed work.
can say is thank you very, very much, it is absolutely superb, so good I had
to take it to show Dad straight away, he was overjoyed.