www.swindonworks.co.uk Malcolm Mitchell is well known to all 0 gauge modellers, particularly those interested in the GWR, as well as being a fine modeller. Malcolm is assisting with the development of Masterpiece Models 'Castle' and will evaluate the pre-production models before the main production run.
www.leemarshmodelmaker.co.uk Lee Marsh is another fine model maker, specialising in scratch built GWR locomotives (and others) to very high standards, based on the teachings of Tony Reynalds and an expert on Beeson models. He is advising on various aspects of the 'Castle' build.
www.severnmillnameplates.co.uk Specialising in the production of accurate 0 gauge nameplates, Chris Gordon Watford has been commissioned to produce all name, number and tender plates for each 'Castle'. Research is thorough; nameplates are excellent, bolts positioned correctly, with good definition, etc.
www.lombardimodeltrains.it Roberto Lombardi has (with his family) been building exquisite limited edition European 0 gauge models for many years and it was seeing his current PLM242TA (actually a 4-8-4T) tank locomotive prototype that made me realise, with some exceptions, what UK modellers/collectors were missing.
www.kohs.com George Kohs has been offering top quality US 0 gauge models for many years. It was George who introduced me to S J Models and showed what was required to produce models to his very high standards. His attention to detail and extensive research is legendary - and it shows in his models.
www.martynwelch.com Martyn Welch produces stunning weathering effects on locomotives, coaches and wagons as well as other 0 gauge models and built the highly regarded ‘Monks Eleigh’ layout, featured in the Model Railways Journal.