A superb 5 inch gauge Johnson "Spinner", the supremely elegant class of single wheelers built by the Midland Railway at the end of the nineteenth century.
The work of a highly accomplished engineer, a man who work has encompassed both locomotives and traction engines - we've had several of his engines over the years, including a super 3 inch scale Allchin and one of the nicest "Bridgets" I've ever driven. Latest project is a 7 /4 inch gauge "Terrier", currently at an advanced stage and (inevitably) one of the nicest I've seen - I look forward to seeing it in steam.
There's little my words can add to the pictures and raw facts on this one:
J.N.Maskelyne Trophy, 2003 Model Engineer Exibition
Gold Medal, 2003 Model Engineer Exibition
Myford Shield, Best Locomotive in Show, 2006 Harrogate Show
First certificate, 2006 Harrogate Show
All I would add is that the engine was completed, steamed once at the builder's club track to check that it went as expected before being stripped, painted and lined. Since then it has lived on a custom-built stand under glass, its medals mounted beneath.
A beautifully made, highly detailed model in ex-works condition, complete with stand, its exhibition medals, copies of all award certificates and a substantial photographic record of its build.