Some good reading matter

The modelling mojo has been a bit low the past few days – too many potential projects to actually do any of them!!  And I’ve also been ‘instructed’ to paint a wooden garden seat donated by our neighbours.  I’ve never seen such thirsty wood – the first coat has disappeared as fast as the alcohol at a Stuttgart N-club meet.

I’ve also been distracted by this rather excellent purchase.  I’ve been looking for the original book, but then realised that there was a newer and more comprehensive version.  It’s an excellent read, especially as there are lots of pictures of odd corners of stations, rather than 3/4 views of locomotives.

And somewhere inside was this brilliant picture of the small Redhill ‘A’ signal box.  No longer there, but it would make a very attractive model.

Very similar was the box at Deal.  No external staircase, ,making modelling even easier.  The ladder nailed to the front of the box was the emergency fire escape.  At Redhill, it was permanently in place – perhaps the locals were stroppier around here?

And today’s modelling challenge.  Some Guardian photographs of South Africa under lockdown showed this empty market.  But what a wonderful canopy for the market.  It looks as if it is collapsing, but a closer inspection shows that it is designed to be this rather funny shape.

Build one and wait for the comments…..

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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