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Saturday, 11 October 2014

A Step Back in Time


Assembling Kings Cross in the 1930's.  "Twenty-five years, £200,000 and one wife." according to the man behind this real labour of love.  The incredible working model of Kings Cross will be on display today and tomorrow at Granary Square.

The detail in every piece is extraordinary. The woman standing on an apartment building smoking a cigarette, the coffins in the out building at the undertakers, the coal loader for the railway wagons.  Every piece has been researched, measured and recorded to create an accurate representation of the period.  And the painting of it all was done by Roger Daltrey, yes that one, of the Who.

I'm off to see it all working with trains running and lights flashing.

10 comments:

perambulatingphotographer said...

That looks very interesting. I must see if I can find time next week.

Luis Gomez said...

How beautiful!

Adullamite said...

You missed your train!

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is quite an achievement.

William Kendall said...

That is marvelous! I have a cousin who's married to a man who loves model trains. He'd get a kick out of that.

Bill Nicholls said...

That would be good to see, don't forget to take a photo

Lois said...

How fascinating! I would love seeing this.

Angie said...

Wonderful detail. 25 years!!!

Jack said...

I am always fascinated about people with obsessions like this. You remind me that there is a massive model train installation in Naples (Florida). Maybe I could milk the photos from there for a week,

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow.

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