C. R. PHILLIPS

Kit Construction and Model Painting Service for Railway Modellers

 

Welcome to my web site. I am a full-time professional kit-builder and model painter with over 40 years of experience (yes, I'm knocking-on a bit!). If you are a regular reader of railway modelling magazines, you may have come across my name before, as I advertise in Railway Modeller every month. I have a world-wide reputation for quality work, and if you have used my services before, you will know that this is no idle boast, but an accurate reflection of what I have to offer. It doesn't matter how large or how small the project is, from a Beyer-Garratt to a platform trolley, I will be able to help you realise your ambition to get that model you have always promised yourself, but never had the time to build. Simply write, enclosing a stamped, self-addressed envelope, or email me if you prefer, with details of your kit, for a free, no-obligation quote.

I not only build and / or paint locomotive kits, although most of the pictures on this site are of locos (it's simply what I get asked to build most often), but anything you could possibly want for your railway. Whether you need rolling stock, a building, some platform furniture, personnel or a motor vehicle; in cast white-metal, etched brass or nickel silver, plastic, resin or plaster, I can help. You won't get a cheap job from me, either in price or quality; what you will get is a finely constructed and / or painted model that you can be proud of.

On this site you will see a selection of photographs of the models I have built and / or painted over the years. Previous customers may even see some of their models gracing the various pages - thank you. Most of the models are straight-forward (!), 'out of the box' kit-built, but there are some modified kits, and also modified ready-to-run models just waiting to be discovered, which not only serve to indicate what is out there in kit form, but also what is possible to achieve in the way of individualizing your stock with a little ingenuity, whether modifying a regular kit or a proprietary model.

Unless otherwise stated, all models pictured on this web site are 4mm scale. This is not because it is the only scale I work in, but because it is Britain's most popular for railway modellers, and it is the one that just happens to make up most of my commissions. It is also the scale I model in, and some models featured are actually mine.

All models built for customers, are done so on a 'commission-only' basis, and are to their individual specifications, so no responsibility can be taken for historical inaccuracies - I just do what I'm asked..

I do not make models and offer them for sale - I simply wouldn't have the time!

This site is intentionally simple and easy to navigate. I designed it myself (on a rather prehistoric - in IT terms anyway - web page-designing program), and I'm the one who has to update it, and to be honest, I'm a bit of a 'techno-thickie', so you'll excuse me if I stick with what I know ! There are up to six pictures on each page. I designed the pages like this so that if you don't possess broadband, it wouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to download each one. Please be patient - the wait will be worth it. You will notice that I have titled the pages as BR (steam and diesel), and the Big Four, post-Grouping companies - this was done for simplicity. However, you will also find, many pre-Grouping railway company models, which have been arranged under the banner of the appropriate Big Four company that absorbed the smaller ones in 1923.

Please re-visit this site regularly, as new models are added almost on a weekly basis. The most recently completed models are on the pages with the highest number in each section.

 

 

British Railways Standard Steam Locomotive Models page 1 / page 2

Great Western Railway and BR (WR) Models page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / page 6 / page 7 / page 8 / page 9 / page 10 / page 11 - The 'Atbaras' / page 12 / page 13 / page 14 / page 15 / page 16 / page 17 *NEW*

London Midland and Scottish Railway and BR (LMR) Models page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 *NEW* / page 6 *NEW*

London and North Eastern Railway and BR (ER) Models page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / page 6 / page 7 / page 8 / page 9 / page 10 / page 11 *NEW*

Southern Railway and BR (SR) Models page 1 / page 2 / page 3 / page 4 / page 5 / page 6 / page 7 / page 8 / page 9 / page 10 / page 11 / page 12 / page 13 / page 14 / page 15 *NEW* / page 16 *NEW*

British Railways Diesel and Electric Locomotive Models page 1 / page 2 - The Blue Pullman / page 3

Industrial and Military Models page 1 *NEW*

Road Vehicles page 1 / page 2

Buildings page 1

 

My layout

 

 

 

Why build kits?

Please spend a couple of minutes to find out why kit-building is so important to our hobby.

 

 

My postal address is:-

23, Nunney Road, Frome, Somerset. BA11 4LA

 

My email address is:-

crphillips-models@virginmedia.com

 

Links :- Why not visit my links page? It has access to websites of various kit manufacturers, shops and dealers, component suppliers etc, that I have used over the years, and magazines too.

 

Happy Modelling