Work of high quality
My uncle, J Stuart Bremner lived in Southwick in the 1970/80s, and in his spare time built trains for sale to collectors, and model track enthusiasts. His work was of such high quality, that some ended up in the London sale rooms like Christie’s, and he also made several trains to order for regular clients over the years.
Nickel and brass materials
I do not have a full record of the engines he made, but one is called “Brighton” which is shown in the photographs shown here. I believe he mostly used nickel and brass in their construction, and had a small lathe to this end.
Can you help?
If anybody can add any background to his modeling achievements it would be much appreciated. I saw one of his small, prize winning, models at an Earls Court/Olympia exhibition in the late 1950s. Sadly I have lost the photograph of it, and none of the model railway magazines can now help due to lack of information.
If you have any knowledge of my uncle’s work, please leave a comment below.