James is from Pickering, North Yorkshire, and joined ASTT in September 2018, becoming its youngest member (then aged 16). However, by then he was already a director of his own company Conway Rail Solutions Limited offering consulting services on air brake and AWS/TPWS system design and fitment, CAD design and compliance with group standards for locomotive registration and certification for running on Network Rail infrastructure.
James’s project portfolio includes: design of the air brake and AWS/TPWS systems for 4079 Pendennis Castle, and CAD design for the Standard Steam Locomotive Company’s 72010 Hengist (to which he has been elected to the project’s Engineering Committee.
James is also doing CAD design work for the LNWR George the Fifth Locomotive Trust, for the General Steam Navigation Restoration Society and for a new project to build a replica of the Caprotti Black Five No. 44687.
Examples of his drawings for the Clan and Black Five project are shown below.
James is also director of another company, Conway Model Engineering Ltd, which manufactures components, and carries out CAD design work for large scale miniature steam locomotives, from 3 ½” scale up to 15”gauge.
James volunteers on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and qualified as a fireman there in April 2019.
We are very pleased that James has accepted the position of “Student Representative” on ASTT’s Committee as from June 2019.
Two of James’s drawings for the Clan Project are shown below.
Two of James’s drawings for the Caprotti Black Five project are shown below: