Last updated June 2023
Over the years I have built a large amount of stock, which has been used on all our layouts. The stock is either kit built or scratchbuilt, and all vehicles are fully compensated.
The wagons come from a variety of kit manufacturers including Slaters, Cambrian, Chivers, D&S and others. Most of the kits have been "improved" in one way or another, by the addition of for example, sprung buffers, internal detail, loads and tarpaulins etc. Many of the wagons, especially LBSCR wagons, are scratchbuilt from sheet plastic. All have been weathered. There are some photos of wagons here, and a variety of brake vans here.
The coaches are mostly kits from Roxey, Branchlines, Blacksmith Models, D&S, and Microrail. The stock list includes coaches from the later periods of the "Brighton" - Stroudley 4 and 6 wheel stock, Billington 6 wheel stock, and later 48ft, 54ft and Balloon stock - in the three main liveries, mahogany, umber and white, and lined plain umber.
In amongst the kits, there are also six scratchbuilt coaches - a rake of Billington six wheelers, and a "balloon" motor train coach. These were built about 35 years ago, before any "Brighton" coach kits were available - there is little point these days in building anything other than kits, apart from some very specialised models. The Royal Train has now been completed, and will feature when time permits.
The D&S kit of a Cowan Sheldon steam breakdown crane is shown here