Pickering Station 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
Harking back to the wonderful age of steam, Pickering Station is the 1930’s themed backdrop for this summer afternoon stop off for 45407; a Black 5 locomotive known as the Lancashire Fusilier. Drawing admiring glances from the crowd, smoke billows as the crew work tirelessly to keep the gleaming engine in tip top condition.
No. 45407 was built in 1937 and formed part of the largest order ever placed with a private builder by a British railway company, worth £2.7 million. Officially known as LMS Stanier Class 5 4-6-0 45407 this loco was withdrawn on 4 August 1968. Part of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a highlight of Pickering Station is the magnificent roof structure which was recently re-instated to the same design as the original, built in 1847 by G T Andrews.
The beautifully illustrated pieces are made from 100% recycled puzzle board and designed to fit perfectly together; in fact, Gibsons has the thickest puzzle board on the market. Presented in a smart compact box, this high quality jigsaw measures 49x68cm when completed and comes with a folded print-out of the puzzle.
High quality 500 piece jigsaw puzzle
Made from thick, durable board that is 100% recycled
Presented in a smart compact box
Jigsaw puzzle measures 49x34cm when complete
Box size: 16x16x7.5cm
Comes with a folded print-out of the puzzle image.
About the Artist
Leaving school in 1960, Dave worked at a local colliery for 12 years as an electrician, all the time painting and sketching his experiences in the dangerous working environment of the coal mine. In 1972, he won a scholarship to Ruskin College, Oxford and after completing his studies at Oxford and Hull Universities in 1978, he took up teaching at Rotherham College.
His love of steam engines and railways in general were directly inspired by his childhood experiences at Mexborough loco shed, where his father worked as a driver right up until the shed's closure in 1965. Now retired, he devotes more time to painting and drawing, whilst keeping busy fulfilling many commissions.