Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Kier Hardy’s Hornsey Broadway at an exhibition (remember those?) It is, though, one of the best models that I’ve seen for a long time. If you’ve got a little time to spare, these two videos make wonderful watching. This is railways in the 1970’s as I remember them, and you could be next to the real East Coast main line in London – apart from the lack of diesel ‘clag’ being emitted.
I only wish that I could build layouts this good. But this shouldn’t put anyone off. It’s pure inspiration to build models to the best of one’s ability – whatever that may be! Of course, the real rivet counter will spot the lack of Class 31’s – a common locomotive around Kings Cross in that era. The reason – no commercial model is good enough, so Kier Hardy is starting to upgrade them……
There are more pictures here.
And just to remind us all that spring is coming. A tree full of catkins by the railway in Earlswood today…..