Guinness world record for the longest drawing of a train was set by Harvey Price, the son of former glamour model Katie Price.
The 21-year-old, who has autism, Prader-Willi syndrome, septo-optic dysplasia and a learning disability, drew the 21.3 metre-long picture of his favourite train – a Thameslink engine and carriages.
Mr. Price needed to create a drawing that was longer than 20 metres in order to break Guinness World Record. Earlier this month, at Mencap’s Learning Disability Week, he started the challenge.
Mr. Price, a dedicated artist and rail lover who resides at the National Star College near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, spent four weeks creating the artwork. His favourite train is the Gatwick Express.
Guinness World Records officials visited the college, where staff members assisted them in unfolding the painting in a courtyard so they could measure it.
In front of his mother, professors, and friends, they gave Mr. Price a certificate after establishing that he had established a new world record.
He is one of a number of “Mencap myth busters” who wish to dispel myths regarding learning disabilities and advocate for reform.
His mother said: “I’m absolutely thrilled for Harvey. I can’t believe he’s got his own Guinness World Record. It’s fantastic.
“He’s worked so hard on completing his drawing and I think he’s done amazingly well.
“We officially have a Guinness World Record holder in the family and everyone is so happy for him.”
Louise Adams, Mr Price’s art tutor, said: “Harvey worked incredibly hard on this 21-metre train.
“It was a very physical challenge but Harvey demonstrated what a focused young man he is with an impeccable knowledge of trains.
“We are very proud of Harvey for what he has achieved throughout this challenge.”
The record was set as part of the Guinness World Records for Impairments programme, produced in conjunction with Mencap.
In order to better involve people with learning difficulties, the initiative permits appropriate modifications to be made for record bids.
Alison Pike from Mencap said: “Harvey is continuing to bust myths and preconceptions about what it means to live life with a learning disability, and we are delighted that his passion for trains has led to him being a world record breaker.
“We’re looking forward to continuing our work with Guinness World Records to encourage more people with a learning disability to take on a world class challenge.
“Who knows what weird and wonderful record could be set next.”
Will Munford, a Guinness World Records adjudicator, said: “This record in particular that Harvey has achieved showcases artistic talent, the patience and focus required to set a Guinness World Records title and it is an honour to adjudicate it.”