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"Better by Miles" has received some great testimonies over the years from previous clients. These are just a few...


"I am thrilled with the model Miles has built! 'A Midland Railway 6 wheel Clayton arc-roof Coach'. My grandfather purchased one of these coaches in 1923 to form bedrooms in a dwelling he himself built. My father later being born in it. The quality of finish is fabulous, and the lining work is outstanding & remarkable. Throughout the build Miles was in regular contact to clarify what I needed and gave suggestions as to improvements. The beautifully finished model will now form the major part in a diorama of Gresley Station. I can fully recommend Miles to anyone who wants outstanding quality of finish for their projects. It has been a pleasure to have work carried out so skillfully & professionally. Thank you Miles."

~ N. Roe, Derbyshire

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"Excellent craftsmanship and a lot more besides. Miles was very responsive to my particular requirements, and he was ready to explain any issues that arose from them with a fine grasp of detail and a willingness to be as helpful as he could, guiding the whole process so that I ended up with exactly what I wanted. You certainly do get what you pay for."

~ Dave Moore, Wales

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"Over the past few years I have had a number of model buses built by Miles Glenn, the latest being a 7mm scale London Transport LT class. All have been built to an exceptionally high standard, which I would best describe as 'museum quality'."

~ D. Munkenbeck, Norfolk

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"Miles delivered a fantastic model of an LNER Sentinel railcar based on Worsley Work etches and Black Beetle motor bogies. He kept me informed on progress at all times, and always consulted me when choices were needed. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients."

~ Andrew H., Hampshire

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"All good, excellent work, can't stop looking at them."

~ D. Hodgkinson, Berkshire

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"Great excitement when set 34 arrived safe and sound. Beautiful models. I will be testing the set today. My first impression was that they are the finest models I've ever commissioned. I'm glad I found you and that you accepted the work."

~ Peter Clark, Kent

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"Being one of the owners of Class 14 D9537 based on the East Lancashire Railway it was an obvious choice to have a model of this locomotive constructed when my children asked what I wanted as a 50th birthday present.

The quality of workmanship is unbelievable in 'OO' gauge (and any other I should imagine). Miles has captured every detail to perfection, even the bespoke buffer beam detail which is a work of art in itself. Miles consulted me all the way through the project to ensure everything was to my satisfaction and at times probably had a better idea than I did.

I am totally lost for words with the finished model, absolutely perfect in every detail comparing it to the original locomotive. I cannot recommend Miles enough, he has a true talent in model construction and finishing."

~ Steve Lucas, Yorkshire

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"Miles delivered this challenging OcCre LCC conversion on schedule and far exceeded my expectations in terms of quality and finish. He kept me up to date on progress, and always consulted me when decisions and adaptations on it were needed. I have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients."

~ Andrew M., France

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"Miles Glenn, trading as "Better by Miles" has created the best models I have ever seen, and I admire them every day. Perfectly finished, my model buses replicate the real thing in every detail, including the subtle variations that make each one unique. In my opinion it would be foolish to even consider trusting anyone else with this kind of work.

With impaired vision in old age I didn't want to risk assembling model kits myself, only to regret the consequences. So I called the undisputed expert as recommended to me by friends who had seen examples of his professionalism and devotion to duty."

~ Brian Thompson, Dorset

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"In this life you get what you pay for. I have bought miniature works of art. I still get a immense amount of pleasure just looking at them. One word sums up Miles' skill - superb."

~ Dave Wallis, Kent

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"I have had six bus and tram models built by Miles Glenn over the past few years - four from kits and two from scratch. In each case, the quality of the finished product has been outstanding. With his meticulous attention to detail, Miles creates miniature works of art which are truly representative of the full-size vehicles. By keeping me involved at each stage of the process, he ensures that he always meets and exceeds my expectations. In short and thanks to his painstaking approach, I have been delighted with the models Miles has produced to date and I look forward commissioning many more models in the future."

~ Chris Richardsen, Hampshire

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"To say I'm delighted with my two models is an understatement! The attention to detail and quality of the paint finish is outstanding! Throughout the build process Miles was in regular contact with me with ideas and suggestions to improve the models. Nothing was too much trouble for him and the finished models have by far exceeded my expectations of what I thought was possible to achieve at this scale (1:76)."

~ Chris Wood, Leicestershire

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"Miles delivers quality and perfection in his model making and model finishing. He has most definitely met all my requirements and expectations. First class service by a first class gent. Highly recommended."

~ Tony Hammond, Cheshire

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"...If there are any model collectors out there who long for something special. I can recommend the work of 'Better by Miles'. You'll not be disappointed and I for one have already placed another order for eight more kits to be assembled, both resin and metal. Yes it really is the next best thing to owning a real one."

~ WHOTT's NEWS!, Issue 39 August 2010, p.21




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