Sir Nigel Gresley maquette

Photo: Andy Fallon

Sir Nigel Gresley, is the eminent railway engineer (1876-1941), designer of the record-breaking steam locomotives, Flying Scotsman and Mallard. In 2014 I was commissioned to sculpt three maquettes (or small models) to help make the final decision on the pose for an over-life size sculpture of Sir Nigel Gresley, for King’s Cross Station, London.

Bessie and Sir Nigel Gresley, King's Cross Station, bronze - photo by Andy Fallon
Bessie, Photo: Andy Fallon

This is the finalised design. Taking a break from his drawing office above, Sir Nigel is caught off guard. Quizzically he surveys the new Western concourse, one hand in his pocket and the other clutching his trade journal, The Locomotive.

The 7ft 4in bronze of Sir Nigel Gresley was unveiled to an enthusiastic crowd on 5 April 2016, but sadly without the Mallard duck at his side.

Maquette material: Bronze

Dimensions: 36cm x 29cm x 19cm

Limited edition of 20 available