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Thursday, 10 May 2012

Bedazzled Buffers!

The real world is full of things that don't quite conform to preconception, with us model makers often being the worst offenders, for this reason it’s so important to look at the real world. Luckily railways have always been well explored by camera lenses, so often research is only a key board away, or failing that the book shelf, the local library or heaven forbid the real thing.

This bedazzled buffer stop Leamington Spa Station is something you’d never expect, and if you modelled it like in this photo here people would be queuing up to ask you when you’re going to finish it. I imagine with this one here this is as far as finishing will ever get, the ravages of time will take care of that aspect in due course.

Leamington is a nice station to spend an hour of two, with great little touches like the flowering train here. There is a good variety of trains to photograph and the station staff don’t treat railway nutters with suspicion – how refreshing!

1 comment:

  1. I beleive the little train will be the next limited edition from Dapol. Or Heljan or someone. A thread has already been set up on RM Web to complain there aren't enough petals on the third bloom from the right.


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