Tony was born in 1960 and has been involved with model railways for most of those years. His father was a model railway enthusiast; Tony’s Christening present was a Hornby Dublo set. Always interested in making models Tony made his first attempts at scratchbuilding locos when he was about 10 years old.
When he was 18 his interest became more serious and he joined the local club which had a large EM gauge section and ever since has been involved with a large number of layout projects, the latest of which is the reconstruction and restoration of the late Peter Denny’s Buckingham Branch.
Many of layouts Tony has been involved with have appeared in the modelling press over the years, including Tickhill & Wadworth, Narrow Road, Thompson’s End and Retford.
When Tony was “between jobs” a few years ago, people offered him money to build models for them and, almost by accident, he became a professional model builder. Although his own interests centre around the Great Central Railway in EM gauge in pre grouping times, he has constructed models in various gauges and scales and has a wide experience of building locomotives from whitemetal and etched brass kits as well as scratchbuilding.