A daily updated blog typed by someone with painty hands, oil under his fingernails and the smell of solder in his nostrils who likes making all sort of models and miniatures. And fixing things.
Friday, September 14, 2018
While at the Brighton museum, I picked up a plastic pot, from a Chinese takeaway I think, full of slightly battered Micromodel trains.
I think editor Andy thought I was mad to hand over 3 quid for this, but they were interesting enough for me to want a proper look and we were tight for time.
Back home I unpacked them and took some photos. For those not familiar with these kits, they are made of card and tiny - hence the "Micro". That's a UK 50p piece behind them to give you an idea of scale.
The models are a bit battered, presumably considered not good enough for display where there are some beautifully made examples. I can't restore them, it's not worth it as you can often still get hold of the cards and building a new example would be easier. Not that working on such tiny rolling stock can be considered easy!
A nice find though. No idea what to do with them next, but I'm glad I bought myself the chance for a proper look.