|Restoration Of The Brighton Belle
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Wheathills are delighted to be chosen as
the official restorers for the interior of the majestic Brighton Belle Pullman Train.
Below is a video showing Wheathills' restoration of the interiors of Carriages, 85. 88 and 91.
She was the Queen of all trains and to
take a trip on her was an experience indeed. The Brighton Belle is
the one and only all electric Pullman train ever built. Now she has
embarked on her journey of restoration, returning her to her
glamorous former glory.
extends to creating new panels to accommodate the ground breaking
engineering solution to allow the train to function on a modern
Repairing existing panelling
and components with authentic timbers that would have been selected
in the 1930s for its fine quality and fashionable unusual appearance.
Over the past 40 years of
standing unused, the carriages have suffered a great deal of
water ingress, which has destroyed large amounts of marquetry,
cross banding and quartered veneers. Initially we are
concentrating on carriage 91, each component will be rebanded in
Macassa Ebony to the edge of the main timber of the quarter cut
Tiger Brown Oak. The panels of each carriage have a different
iconic marquetry design, with carriage 91 being affectionately
called the 'Coffee Pot'.
Follow these links to see a small selection of Wheathills' Marquetry work:
A feature on how to create Marquetry
Marquetry Box containing more than ten thousand pieces
Marquetry Services From Wheathills
To further your interest in Wheathills' Marquetry services please
firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us on Derby (01332)
824819 , also you are very welcome to visit us in our
restored 18th Century Derbyshire premises at Wheathills Farm, Brun Lane,
Derby, DE22 4LY - please see our Contact
Page for a map.