We are pleased to announce that Stanton Abbey will shortly RE-OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Following our re-fit, we are now taking orders for buildings, with production starting this summer.

In 1992 as part of an A level field trip, Robert Silkstone and his father drove their 1955 Morris Minor from Brighouse in West Yorkshire to Dresden in Germany, to study the war damaged buildings that had been left to remind of the horrors of war.

 Robert returned with postcards and drawings of the city as it was and recreated in clay a 4ft model of what he had seen. From the ashes of Dresden grew a model making business that was established a year later in 1993. 

A deep understanding and love of Heritage and architecture drives Robert's creative passion to recreate buildings mainly from the Edwardian era or earlier which are designed to compliment any garden railway scene.

Some useful information.

  • Models are compatible with G-gauge and 16mm for garden railways.

  • Buildings are complete and painted ready to be simply placed in the garden.

  • Stoneware clay will show good resistance to weather and frost.

  • Buildings can easily be personalised in shape, and detail.

  • Collection of models is welcomed from both our West Yorkshire workshop and forthcoming shows.

  • When phoning or emailing it may sometimes take several days before you will get a reply. We will always try to reply as soon as possible

  • Postage costs will vary on building sizes (currently £15 per building) with reductions for combined building orders.

  • No buildings are currently kept in stock with orders built personally for customer's requirements.

  • Payment is only taken after you get your model, no deposit is required with payment currently been made by cash, paypal or personal cheque.

  • Waiting times on construction will vary usually between 2- 6 months.

  • And Finally.  Don't be frightened to ask.