Accurascale Welcomes Steve Purves On Board
We're delighted to announce that Steve Purves is now a member of the growing Accurascale family, joining us in the capacity of Project Manager.
Having spent seven years with Bachmann Europe as a Project Engineer, Steve has overseen the research, design and development of a range of locomotives, wagons, coaches and accessories across OO, N and 009 gauges. Many of these models have won various industry awards and won plaudits from across the hobby.
Previous to his experience in the model railway industry, Steve has also worked in various roles within the real railway. Working for WH Davis Ltd, Steve was responsible for and maintained a fleet of 50 PHA/JGA Bardon Aggregates hopper wagons, developing an expert, in-depth knowledge of them during this time.
Prior to his time with WH Davis, Steve worked for EWS as a fitter at Toton, working with locomotives, undertaking periodical exams and preparing them for tyre turning.
As well as working with us here at Accurascale, Steve will continue to run his highly successful "There and Back Light Railway", a pop up light railway that can be hired for events or educational purposes in the midlands alongside his wife, Naomi. The There and Back Light Railway has won a Smallbiz100 and a Theo Paphitis SBS award, so be sure to check it out via their website by clicking here!
Relishing the prospect of working with Accurascale, Steve said; "It is my pleasure to be welcomed in to the Accurascale family. I am looking forward to working with the team and meeting all of our valued customers in the coming months and years. There is no doubt that there is a certain energy within Accurascale and a real buzz surrounding the models that are being produced. I am excited to be given the opportunity to continue developing models for a company that clearly wants to push the boundaries model technologies and cannot wait to get to grips with my own projects in due course."
Likewise, Accurascale/IRM Managing Director Stephen McCarron is delighted to welcome Steve on board; “We’re thrilled to welcome Steve to our family here at Accurascale. He brings passion for engineering, accuracy and model diversity as well as a wealth of experience and industry knowledge with him. Steve also shares our desire to produce highly detailed definitive models which set us apart from our competitors. With our exciting plans over the coming years, he adds his distinctiveness and drive to our team.”
Look out for even more new models with Steve's hallmark on them from Accurascale very soon!