Northmark - Craftsmanship in Wood

Midland Railway Centre Butterley

The project brief was to replicate (using old photos and drawings from NRM) upholstered Mahogany benches which would have been fixed in the Midland Railway Picnic Saloon 1208. This is currently being restored at Midland Railway Centre in Butterley.

Once designed I produced the benches in kit form, so assembly could be carried out in the coach. The finish and colour had to match original samples. A traditional coach varnish was used and tinted to give the required colour. Upholstery and assembly were to be carried out at Butterley.