Prototype photos

Lapworth Locks

I decided to base my upcoming snow and ice diorama on Lapworth canal locks, near to where I live. There’s loads of water, some moving, some not, space for snow and structures to ice up. It should all be beautiful but of course, there’s no snow there now and there may not be for years… …

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Train Street – Hanoi, Vietnam

 Train Street – Hanoi, Vietnam I’ve just got back from an amazing three weeks in Hong Kong and Vietnam.  Of course, I managed to find some trains and I wanted to share one of my favourite spots of the trip – Train Street – Hanoi, Vietnam. Location There are actually loads of train streets …

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Tyseley Locomotive Works

Tyseley Locomotive Works

Tyseley Locomotive Works Tyseley Locomotive Works, Birmingham, is the home to Vintage Trains who run express steam trains across the UK mainline rail network. It is one of the original top 50 rail depots in U.K. and the only one left still working. It opened in 1908 and has had a working steam loco on site …

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Trip home

I took this a couple of weeks ago. My daily commute home:

Brightlingsea Boatbuilders

Brightlingsea Boatbuilders Another holiday at Dad’s and another lovely building, this time in Brightlingsea. On T C White’s site, just around the corner from Oyster Tank Road, descriptive of the area!

Mersea Island Oyster Shed

Mersea Island Oyster Shed This is one of my favourite decrepit buildings. Located on Mersea Island in Essex, United Kingdom, it is on the seashore, just down the road from where my Dad lives. Sadly, it has now been demolished and will be a new larger steel frame building…