With an interest in the Metropolitan Railway and a much needed break from American dragsters, Paul returned to railway modelling a few years ago with Whitchurch Road, an exercise in 7mm. He was a studio illustrator at the time and wanted to see what could be done with a backscene project to blend with the scenery. For a several years now, he has been taking commissions to undertake similar projects on other layouts, notably Kevin Wilson’s Bucks Hill. Paul has been invited to demonstrate at several exhibitions including Guildex and Railex, and taken introduction and advanced backscene workshop classes at Pendon Museum. Some of the content has now been adapted into an illustrated book for Ian Allan Publishing, but Paul’s natural habitat is always hands on work, so you can either bring your project along, or do a test panel with Paul to build your confidence.