Service Update 5th June 2024

June, 05, 2024

As mentioned below it is going to be a number of weeks before we can produce, certainly tinlets and possibly 50ml cans. It will be at least September before we can produce any aerosols.

Orders are slowly going out, however, as I have to hold the boxes with my arm instead of a hand it takes longer to assemble and pack a box, let alone the need to tryp single handed. To give an idea of some of the problems I have included photos of the splinted hand. These were taken on the Mid Essex Model Railway Clubs new 'O' gauge layout, which I am supposed to be building the track for, however, regardless of if it is finished or not, this layout will be one of the club layouts on display at our open day on Sunday 21st July. If you would like to come along, either as a guest or a potential member please email David Zelly at for directions and mention that you saw the invitation here.

For those of you who do not mind gastly pictures, there are a couple taken today without the dressings on at the very bottom of this page. I don't want to upset anyone!!


PPP  05.06.2024


We have now managed to both produce some paint and ship some orders, HOWEVER, because I am having to use my arm to hold things instead of my hand, things are taking significantly longer.

It will be at least 3 - 4 weeks before we are able to produce 14ml tinlets, and possibly 50ml tins, due to the need to have both hand to fill these small tins. Because of this we will be contacting customer with back orders to find out what they want to do with regard to out of stock tinlets and 50mls.

Please also be aware that office hours will be erratic due to the erratic, weekly,  nature of hospital appointments.

PPP 24.05.2024


Today I have had the dressings on my hand changed for the first time and seen the physiotherapist, also for the first time. The good news is that I have feeling and some movement in both damaged fingers. The bad news is that it is going to be another 7 weeks minimum before I can drive and a minimum of 11 weeks before I can lift anything heavy with that hand.

Having said that, there are things that can be done without full use of the hand and I will TRY to get into work and maintain some sense of normality.

PPP 20.05.2024


We can now confirm that I have broken both of the two middle fingers on my left hand and damaged both tendons in the second finger. Following four hours in surgery on Saturday evening the fingers have been wired the tendons repaired and the skin damage sewn up.

Unfortunately  recovery will not be quick, however, as soon as I can get back in to work I will do so.


Please accept our serious apologies for the delays that this cause.


PPP 13.05.2024

Following all of the medical problems of the last few months, I have today done some serious damage to my left hand.
Two broken fingers, some tendon damage and a fair number of lacerations. I have spent 4 hours in A&E this evening and have an appointment to see the hand clinic at 09.00 in the morning (09.05.2024). this will affect the service and for that we appologise.

PPP 08.05.2024


Due to the medical problems and the need to attend various hospital and doctors appointments, we have reluctantly decided to cancel our attendance at both the Guild summer show at Kempton Park and the Guildex show at Stafford. Please accept our appologies for this

PPP 06.04.2024

Orders are shipping on a regular basis and we are now back to working full days, however, we are running about 6 - 7 days behind, whilst we are trying to reduce this delay, at the present time we feel that it is unlikely. This is not helped by the need to attend various doctor and hospital appointments. We will update this page on a semi regular basis.

PPP 31.03.2024

We have now been shipping orders for about a week, however, owing to medical instructions we are only working short days. We are estimating that it will take us at least 2 weeks to clear the backlog and would like to apologise to all who have experienced delays during this period.
Because of these delays the price increase due to take effect from the 1st April will be held until the 1st June.

PPP 12.03.2024

The new computers have now arrived and are slowly being installed, this is not being helped by medical instructions to work limited amounts of time. We hope to, slowly, start shipping orders out at the end of this week. Please bear with us and we will get all orders sorted as soon as we are able.

PPP 04.03.2024

To top all of the medical problems, the office computers have now crashed completely, it will be a few days before we can have replacements in place, please bear with us 

PPP 21.02.2024

 On top of the Family Medical Issues mentioned below, we now have some personal Medical Problems that WILL affect the service. The sooner that we can get these problems sorted the better.

Please accept our appologies for the inconvinience caused by these problems, we want to get them sorted so that we can stop being in pain asnd get back to work.

PPP 20.02.2024

Owing to Family Medical Issues we are currently running behind.

This is a particular issue with production, Please be aware that any order that gets flagged as a 'Stock Issue' may take longer than usual for us to produce the missing items and dispatch.

Please accept our apologies for this, however, family must come first.

PPP. 19.01.2024


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  1. Peter Bowes

    Get well soon! Your health comes first, thanks for letting us know. Take care. Peter

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