Trainspotters Originals

Occasionally we come across an original piece of design that is such a classic that we feel compelled to manufacture it again.

The lighting and seating models that we produce in the Trainspotters Originals range are all re-makes of designs that for one historical reason or another have fallen out of production. 

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When re-making an item we are guided by the simple principle of manufacturing to the high standard of the originals, even improving on this where we see fit, all achieved using the array of traditional skills and techniques we are fortunate to have available in the UK and Europe.

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We are constantly surprised by the low quality (though not always low cost) lighting and furniture reproductions widely available on the market, most of them knocked out on a cost-driven basis in India and the Far East.
In reaction to this we have invested considerable time and resources into building a small stable of high quality ‘over engineered’ re-makes of designs that we consider to be perennial classics.

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None of this would be possible without the services of the many skilled craftspeople with whom we work, some of them historical firms dating back to the heyday of British Industry.

The Trainspotters Originals range will constantly grow and develop as we come across new designs that we just can’t resist making.

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