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 I still have a few of these prints left.

The Jaguar team on their way back to the factory after winning the 1953 Le Mans 24 hour race.




        November 25th 2014

                                                                Still experimenting with layout....


             A 2013 painting of a Vickers Viscount



        November 20th 2014                                      


         I've been experimenting.  And I've got some images onto my Scrapbook page!  

         They are all from paintings of mine, not very well organised, but a start at least.





      Signals at Southampton Terminus               The Old French Cart

      H26  AVRO YORK  BOAC




October 24th  2014       

Hooray!!  I have worked out how to put a picture onto my scrapbook! 

The picture is a photo of me at a recent exhibition.  

John Hayden


October 22nd  2014 

OK..!     I admit it.  I don't know a lot about website management. So the "big update" may take a little longer than I would like, but it will happen!  Little by little, so please be patient and I will do my best.  Thanks!

I've made a start with the Forthcoming Events section. Well, actually at present there are no more exhibitions planned until 2015 but you can always contact me by Email for any enquiries.

N.B.     I have a new Email address.       It is...       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


October 21st  2014

Once again I find myself having to apologise for being many months adrift with this scrapbook.   Having just spent this last weekend showing some of my work at the 2014 Christchurch Model Railway Club exhibition I am amazed to see that the previous scrapbook entry in January 2014 is the only update since last year's Christchurch club exhibition!  That is Inexcusable, and I must try and do better !  The number of times that my website was mentioned to me over the weekend made me realise that I must make sure that it is updated regularly. So watch this space for a big update....



January 2014

Where does the time go?  The Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition back in October was, as always, very enjoyable for myself and Ann.  We met up with many of our old friends, and introduced our latest print  "The Lymington Branch"..... limited to just 12 copies only. And since then the days have gone by in a blur!  However, I have managed to catch up with some long delayed (sorry!) Commissions, and I'm glad to say that I am almost up to date now, so....... new Commissions are now welcome! 


27th September 2013

It's been a busy summer.

During March, April and May,  three of my paintings were included in an Exhibition of Railway Art at Horsted Keynes Station on the Bluebell Railway. 

In June  I was invited, together with one of Britain's leading railway artists, John Austin, to put on a small display of work at a Cuneo Society  "At Home" day at the home of Chris and Pat Wheeler in Bournemouth. The day was a great success and my thanks are due to Chris and Pat for organising everything so efficiently, especially for their outstanding hospitality at lunchtime!  And it was nice to have a bit of a chat about railway painting with John Austin afterwards in the evening. So thanks, John.  

Towards the end of July it was the South Coast Rails Group Model Railway Exhibition at New Milton and it coincided with a heatwave!  Nevertheless, Ann and I had quite a successful weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition.  My thanks to all the organisers, and especially for all the volunteers who rolled up their sleeves to help with dismantling my stand afterwards!  

The Guild of Railway Artists annual exhibition was held this year at the National Railway Museum, Shildon, County Durham and I was delighted to have two of my paintings accepted for this prestigious National Exhibition. 

So, now I'm getting ready for the Christchurch Model Railway Club Exhibition on October 19th and 29th.  

Bournemouth School for Girls,  Castle Gate Close,  Castle Lane West, Bournemouth  BH8 9UJ

More details at


26th September 2013

At last I can update the site again. (Various technical problems !)

So watch this space for the ftrst update tomorrow....


15th April 2013 

My thanks to everyone at the Wimborne Railway Society for putting on such a good exhibition last weekend. The new school makes an excellent venue and Ann and I had a very pleasant time chatting to friends both old and new.  And of course we were very grateful to the team of volunteer porters who so kindly helped us with setting up, carrying prodigious loads into the hall, and then at the close of the show, carrying it all back out again.  Ann and I could never have managed it all on our own, so ...

Many, many, thanks to everyone who helped!    


Next weekend I will be in attendance at the WIMRAIL  model railway exhibition, and on display I will have some new original paintings plus a large selection of prints and greetings cards all at reasonable prices. The venue is Queen Elizabeth School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 4DT   Sat 6th & Sunday 7th April 


The South East Group of the Guild of Railway Artists are holding an exhibition of railway art at Horsted Keynes Station on the Bluebell Railway until the end of April and I'm pleased to say that it includes several of my paintings,

2nd - 3rd February 2013

I've been busy preparing for exhibiting at the Alton Model Railway Group annual exhibition on 2nd -3rd February. The venue is Eggars School Alton Hants GU32 3EQ.


Christchurch Model Railway Club annual exhibition....Congratulations to Pete Whitcher and his team for putting on such a good exhibition last weekend. The last minute change of venue through no fault of their own must have been a huge headache. And yet the weekend was a great success!  Well done!

 As always, many thanks to everyone who visited my stand ; Ann and I both enjoyed meeting so many of our old friends and, of course, forging some new and very interesting friendships.

6th October 2012 

I've been busy preparing for exhibiting at the Christchurch Model Railway Club annual exhibition on 20th-21st October.  I have just heard that the venue has been changed..   More details as soon as I have them.

4th October 2012

Will the person who sent an enquiry a few days ago about a painting they had acquired please Email me again and include a phone number or a different email address as for some reason I have been unable to get my reply through to you .

30th July 2012    What a super weekend we had at the South Coast Rails Group  Model Railway Exhibition at New Milton last week !  My thanks to the organisers for putting on such a good event, and for all the help I received from them in dismantling my stand afterwards!   And, of course, many thanks to everyone who visited my stand.  It was great to renew so many old friendships and to start so many new ones. I hope you all enjoyed the show. I know that I did.

I thought that I had mastered the management of this website, but it seems that..     "Oh no, you haven't.  Not yet"  There's still a lot of work to do. The site is still a long way short of what I'm aiming for.  But I will keep at it.

 24th June 2012    I discovered yesterday that there was a fault in the Contact section of this site that prevented any messages reaching me.  So I apologise to anyone that has sent a message and has not received any acknowledgement .  Sorry !      THE PROBLEM HAS NOW BEEN PUT RIGHT .   New messages will now get through and I will reply to all new messages as soon as possible.  However, I'm afraid that any messages that were sent previously have been lost somewhere in the system so will need to be sent again...  and this time I will reply !

22nd June 2012   I now have the venue for the South Coast Rails Group model railway exhibition   ..... The Arnewood School Technology College,  Gore Road,  New Milton, Hants  BH25 6RS  Saturday 21st July 2012 10 a.m. to 1700 pm.  and Sunday 22nd July 2012 10 a.m. to 16.30 p.m.

.   See you there ?  More details at

21st June 2012     At last my website designer  (and still my friend)  Dave Harvey has let me into the secrets of editing my own website, so from now on I will try to update as often as I can,    At present I am working on a few new Steam Railway paintings, which hopefully will be ready for my next exhibition which will be at the South Coast Rails Group Annual Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2012 at New Milton.   More details soon. 

Dave Harvey has sent me a photo he took at Hinton Admiral Station, not sure when.  I keep saying that I will paint Hinton Admiral some day,  I think there are a lot of possibilities there.          

Daves picture of Steam at Hinton Admiral                                                                         




11th June 2012
.. Both my domains i.e. the latest  and  the old original one   were synchronized.