Since a very small boy, Chris has always loved everything mechanical, especially steam engines. The first workshop was in his bedroom where he made an electric go-kart aged 8, followed by a mini-bike powered by the engine from a petrol lawn mower. (The drive for the mini-bike involved a large and vital pulley from his mother's washing machine.)
He spent many holidays on a friend's farm where there was a miniature railway across a field and so started a love of making model steam locomotives. The latest is Bongo, 8 feet long and the inspiration for Fiery Fox in the books.
Chris wanted to share his love and knowledge of railways and engineering: Peter's Railway is the result.