Before Ian and Lily joined us in Stuttgart, they were in Hong Kong and Japan. Here are a few of Ian’s holiday snaps….
This one is very familiar to me – a Hong Kong ‘tram jam’. Still the best value ride in the world (except perhaps the HK Star Ferry.)
On to Japan. If only the Rev Awdry could have anticipated this! A tourist railcar at Kawaguchiko station near Fuji 5 lakes, a sort of Japanese version of Windermere!
Also at Kawaguchiko. The liveries may appear a bit garish/unusual/silly but they work – they are generating tourist traffic on otherwise unlikely lines.
This is a view through the cab of the train from Nagoya to Takayama – a diesel multiple unit.
This is not a railway porcupine but a gauging car – the mechanical version of the lasers we use today!
Nagoya museum. Don’t they use small buffers!
And a bonus modelling idea, courtesy of Storm Caroline, Scotrail and the BBC. A railway track at Patterton was blocked by a trampoline ….