View Full Version : Cherry Hill ?

mike petree
01-23-2008, 08:24 PM
I've heard the name of Cherry Hill associated with model engineering, mentioned here a few times by John Stevenson and a few places on the web but can't find any info on (her?). Any sites on the web? Who was she? What did she build, still alive etc....?
Thanks for any info,

loose nut
01-23-2008, 08:32 PM
She has been making models for over 40 years now and her work is unbelievable by anybodies standards. Truly awesome.

01-24-2008, 03:49 AM
Google 'Cherry Hinds'


01-24-2008, 07:23 AM
Google 'Cherry Hinds'


And then please post the link here for the rest of us!


01-24-2008, 08:21 AM
She was (maybe still is) written up in Model Engineer magazine frequently. For a while, she was winning first prize at the ME show in London so often it became routine. As loose nut says, "Truly awesome" model work. There was one article describing her shop; it didn't sound like anything special. What is special is her talent.

01-24-2008, 08:48 PM
I once asked George Luhrs (minimodelengines.com) whose work he really liked. That was the first time I heard of Cherry Hill. Apparently she is really publicity-shy, didn't even want to be listed in Sherline's Internet Craftsmanship Museum.

I found only one fuzzy model pic when I searched.

BTW, George said he couldn't figure out how she'd done some things on models he examined.


mike petree
01-24-2008, 08:52 PM
"And then please post the link here for the rest of us!"

Well, pretty slim info out on the web. The "Cherry Hinds" search did get a hit linked to the Nevile Shute Inst. I have a few older issues of ME that I'll look through.

She must be Great Britains best kept model engineering secret :-)

The search goes on

mike petree
01-24-2008, 08:58 PM
BillB, that kind of explains the lack of info. I'll have to try to get a copy of the book John S. mentioned. I always find the people behind the modeling as interesting as the models. Especially if that person achieves the highest levels of the art.

01-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Cherry Hill and Models



01-24-2008, 11:24 PM
John Stevenson has met her as I recall.

He also has seen and perhaps has pics of her work.

I seem to remember a recent post of his on this matter.

If I also recall correctly, there is a chap from India who is just as or almost as good as Cherry Hill.

Perhaps John S can "put us in the picture" - as it were.

I'm surprised that no one has searched this topic.

I did.

A search on John Stevenson with key words "Cherry Hill" over 12 months on this forum got the following:






John Stevenson
01-25-2008, 04:38 AM
Yes I have met Cherry Hill as she is known now, she was Cherry Hinds before she married. As BillB says she's a very private person and unassuming.
I must add that I don't really know her, just enough to nod and talk to.

The show scene in the UK is totally different to the US, for one with the country being far, far smaller everyone knows everyone else and we do have more shows than the US, usually 3 days but some go 5 days.

Because of this many stay at the same hotels whist the shows are on hence the familiarity.

Shows are also territorial :D, given we are such a small country people won't travel. Last week there was a 3 day show in London at the Alexandra Palace, next big ME show will be in Harrogate at the start of May.

Harrogate is about 220 miles from London and many won't travel as it's too far. Next one is Bristol in August and you won't see many Londoners or Northerners there even though you are only talking about 150 miles from London.

Model Engineer has covered her models in the past, MEW doesn't as it workshop related and it's hard to put a reason on why they are so good.
Many call her work as being too sterile and bring into question whether they work or not but I feel it's more sour grapes than anything else.

That book I mentioned does have photo's of 9 of here models in it.


01-25-2008, 09:02 AM
Next one is Bristol in August.......
Let us not forget Taunton Model Engineers 2008 Exhibition - 5th and 6th April.
People travel MILES to get to it, from as far away as Wales & Cornwall !

01-26-2008, 11:53 PM
Have a look at this article and then you'll see why she is held in such high regard, by modellers from ALL over the world.
Make sure that you read all this article, as it explains it a lot better than I ever could.
Click on thumbnails to be able to read them.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/radish1us/th_ImageCherryHill1.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/radish1us/ImageCherryHill1.jpg)http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/radish1us/th_ImageCherryHill2.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/radish1us/ImageCherryHill2.jpg)

regards radish