Speaker Meeting 23rd April 2018

Talented Model Makers
Andrew Mitchell and Simon Davey of Brunel Models

The Rotary Club of Church Wilne recently welcomed Rotarians Andrew Mitchell and Simon Davey of Brunel Models to its recent Speaker Evening. They gave a passionate talk on Brunel Models, a company they set up together four years ago, which designs and builds weather proof models for garden railways. They brought many models to the meeting and passed examples of their work around the room so that they could be examined.

Simon has 25 years' experience in graphic design and this combined with Andrew's love of model railways was evident for all to see in their work. The model of the French warehouse gives some indication of the intricate details within these models, doors open and door latches work.

A model of a French Warehouse.

They supply "easy build" kits as flat pack for self-assembly or fully assembled and built kits painted to any colour scheme to supplement any size of model railway. Their expertise does not end there. They have been commissioned to make models of famous landmarks, one being the Taj Mahal.

After the earthquake of 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal, Brunel Models were commissioned to build a model of the Durbar Square Temple which had been destroyed. They were able to do this from photographs and drawings. A visit to their website www.brunelmodels.co.uk, shows what is possible.

Rotary Great Britain and Ireland raised funds to support the Nepalese people in the aftermath of the 2015 disaster, alongside a visit by Prince Harry who raised awareness of the devastation.

Prince Harry shown around Durbar Square after the 2015 eathquake in Kathmandu.

Durbar Temple model, designed from drawings and photographs.

They have enjoyed their time in Rotary, Andrew is currently President of Long Eaton Dawnbreakers Rotary Club.

For more information on Rotary, our speaker evenings, events and the main activities organised by our club please contact our Secretary, Mick White at: rccw1220@gmail.com

Rotarian Dr John A Cook
For the Rotary Club of Church Wilne

16th April 2018


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