I'm Jon Price and this is a little
bit about me and how The Bradnor Branchline came into being.
for model railways started at an early age, thanks to my dad
building a little oval Hornby layout, (mainly for himself, as
I didn't get to play with it too often). I was also privileged
in having the opportunity to visit Tiseley Station with my parents
I will try to dig out some photo's of the old Hornby layout,
I'm sure there are some at my folks house.
of work took me in a different direction, as a carpenter and
builder. However this started me off making model buildings,
like the 12th scale model above and eventually led me back to
railways when I started to get interested in railway architecture,
in particular bridges and tunnels from the Victorian era.
still build, (it pays the bills for now), I decided to launch
The Bradnor Branchline when I had five model tunnels and bridges
and moulds completed.
New models on the way are: A large road under bridge based on
the photo above. Hopefully this will be supplied in kit form,
plus a model of Knucklas Viaduct, below (also in kit form). A
large double tunnel portal, similar in design to the single tunnel
portal in my range and a medieval river bridge, based on The
River Lugg bridge at Presteigne in Powys, (also in kit form),
all of which should be ready by the end of 2010. However, the
Knucklas Viaduct may take a little longer.
include plastic kits which I use to demonstrate some of my Bradnor
much modified 'Small Prairie' loco above and kit built water
As time goes
by I hope to replace some of these pictures with more of my workshop
plus work on my model bridges and tunnels.
You can write to
The Bradnor Branchline.
3 Hereford Street
Call or leave a
message on: 07890 543944