Brian Wilson's Hunslet "Jack" - serialised in Garden Rail Magazine

Welcome to these information pages on this exciting loco building project, written by Brian Wilson and serialised in Garden Rail Magazine (starting with issue No. 250). Summerlands Chuffers are not commercially connected with the project other than as a supplier of a Chuffer for the loco to those who require one. I am hosting these pages to help out - and I have been building the loco over the past few months using some of the superb parts that are be available.


The pages will develop over time as more information becomes available -  and please note that it the text is underlined it is a live link


Introduction (below)


Corrections and Essential Information for GR articles


Re-edit of Brian's original articles by the man himself (New March 2017)


My Jack build - a blow by blow account with over 300 photos! 


Parts available for builders:


  Roundhouse Parts - Chassis/boiler etc.


  Smokebox Parts - options (revised 23rd September)


  Other parts - castings, laser cut steel and etches 

(Note that Modelearth prices only appy until 31st December 2016)


  Basic Fastener list (Supplier EKP Supplies added 29th Sept)




Recommended reading


Hunslet Jack and Waril Videos (new video added 18th February 2016)


Simple to build rolling stock for your Jack - check out the My Projects button above





Series Outline 1a Series Outline 1b Series Outline 2a Jack Medium 26 Jan Jack Driver Modelearth

New limited edition driver from Modelearth - £25 unpainted (September 2016)