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.
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
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!
'STUNNING'. . . Please thank Simon for my
'Masterpiece . . .on time as well!
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,
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
pseudo-American 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
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
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 very much for these photographies, the STOWE is
"magnifique ". Simon is a real artist, thanks I am very very happy,
I must say, you are the most businesslike operation I
have met in many years dealing with model railway concerns on both sides of
Many thanks for your prompt attention. The end
result is quite magnificent and very pleasing to the eye. Thank you very
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.
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 .
The (Exley) coaches are just great. A true work of
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 for doing such a excellent job on the (Marklin) 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.
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
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!
Thank you very
much for the beautiful painting, lining and weathering of County of
Warwick, I could not be more pleased.
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.
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