At the risk of again entering the political arena, I wondered whether Jeremy Corbyn’s recent escapades offer a modelling opportunity?
(For our overseas readers, or those sensible enough not to engage with the depressing world news, Mr Corbyn recently starred in a video showing him having to sit on the floor in the vestibule of a train operated by Virgin, due to acute overcrowding.
However, Virgin then released CCTV of him walking through a carriage with plenty of empty seats, and having perched on the floor for a while, then return to a seat for the rest of the journey.
The exact facts of the matter remain unclear, but I don’t fancy his chances against Mr Branson.)
Back to the modelling opportunity – how about sitting politicians in your coach vestibules – especially if there are no other passengers? A little modification to existing figures may be necessary, then your imagination’s the limit – Churchill, Ghandi, Attila the Hun, Trump, Boris even.
Have you ever had a loose piece of plastic rattle around inside a carriage and you have stuck the roof on so it can’t be retrieved without major surgery? Be encouraged!! The prototype-for-everything department spotted these pictures of the ill-fated Southern Railway in the Surrey Mirror. Nice to see that the big railways sometimes have the same problems as us modellers….