This week we see a legendary layout that I read about many times, but never saw for real.
Don Jones model of Birmingham New Street station.
At the time, this vast project was utterly audacious. Massive and complicated, with full-size city buildings and very close to full-size cooling towers. OK, it was crude in places, but then the time to do this in finescale with the entire cityscape would (is in one case) vast.
The film is particularly interesting in that it shows a pre-rebuild Birmingham. We see the old Bullring shopping centre for example.
Sadly, I understand the model is no more. Presumably, it was scrapped on Don's demise. I wonder if any of it survives? The Rotunda would look great on one of my layouts...