Sunday, May 26, 2013
File this under "This is what happens to your models when you die."
The model is a 1908 tramcar made from the Matchbuilder kit. Someone has carefully assembled it from card and many thousands of artisits matchsticks. From a High Wycombe charity shop, it's yours for 15 quid.
Is it sad to see the model here? I would be very surprised if it finds a new owner - far more likely that after it gets dusty and a bit bashed, it is quietly shuffled out the back for disposal.
But. The fun with this sort of model is in the building. Once complete, you can stare at your efforts for a while but maybe you then feel the urge to have a go at the traction engine from the same range. If there isn't sufficient space for both models, is there anything wrong with passing the old one on? Maybe I'm wrong and someone else will look at it, fall in love and provide it with a good home.
Me, I'm too sentimental. I'm rubbish at getting rid of anything that has eaten my time. One day I'll be buried under a mountain of model railways and boats.