Manager of Wickness Models
The company is owned by Douglas Stewart pictured top left. Douglas’ interest in railway modelling stems from a childhood fascination. You may notice on some of the test runs available on the youtube channel that the layout used for the business is permanently under construction and very much in the early stages!
The reason for this relates to my primary interest in the maintenance and conversion of locomotives of all kinds. When I started to build the layout a few years ago it was with the intention of realising a childhood dream of a fully landscaped 00 layout. As I started to experiment with DCC on this project I became more and more interested in the way in which locomotives ran on DCC in comparison to DC and my interest became focused on the way individual chassis types and different manufacturers models responded to DCC conversion. This then translated into the possibilities with different chassis types in a smaller scale and I moved into N gauge conversions which have become somewhat of a Wickness speciality. Consequently the layout has now become a test bed for running both N gauge and OO gauge locos under DCC and the original project is moving at a snails pace.
This approach does make Wickness Models unique in the sense that we can give a genuine opinion on the performance of many older models having experimented and worked on most chassis types in conjuction with DCC. We give you an informed opinion on the performance which can be expected from any given chassis type before you agree to embark on any work on your locos. Should any difficulties be encountered during the conversion process they are fully discussed with clients to establish the best and most economic solution before work is completed. The primary objective is to ensure that locos arrive back with their owners running as they would expect.
On the DCC equipment side, the range of products we offer for sale have been selected through experience, and specifically on the basis of quality. They are designed to cover all aspects and all budgets. If you are building and wiring your own layout, doing your own DCC conversions etc, please feel free to contact Wickness Models to discuss any potential purchases. We can give you advice on the best and most economic solutions to suit your specific needs.