My name is Chris Bird and although I spend a huge amount of time on the design and marketing of the Summerlands Chuffer, I am a garden railway enthusiast, first and foremost. And if I am honest, it is live steam locos that come at the top of the garden railway list!
Over the past few years, I have taken on many projects and usually write them up, either in the garden railway magazines or on the Garden Railway Club (GRC). Atlantic Publishers have kindly allowed me to include scans of my articles on here and the links below will take you to those pages. Where they are on the GRC, the link will take you there. Please note that the GRC ones are more of a blog and are not as 'polished' as some of the magazine articles! There is also lots of other interesting stuff to read on the GRC site, but please remember that the GRC links will take you off this site.
I will also occasionally add pages to give more photos or videos of the projects.
You can contact me on coxhillcottage (at) yahoo.com for more information if you need it.
The Summerlands Light Railway
The Small Steam Performance Slomo (new 5th August 2014)
This photo of Watercombe station on the SLR is on the cover of the latest 16mm Associatrion Modellers Guide.
The latest Busybody figures from Modelearth that I have recently completed.
Restored Charles Pooter at the SLR