Posted in my external BLOG, hence slightly generic non-rail-nutter angle.
The real world is full of things that don't quite conform to preconception, with us model makers often being the worst offenders (I'm really bad at this and have to kick myself from time to time), for this reason itâ€™s so important to look at the real world. Luckily railways have always been well explored by camera lenses, so often research is only a key board away, or failing that the book shelf, the local library or heaven forbid the real thing.
This bedazzled buffer stop Leamington Spa Station is something youâ€™d never expect, and if you modelled it like in this photo here people would be queuing up to ask you when youâ€™re going to finish it. I imagine with this one here this is as far as finishing will ever get, the ravages of time will take care of that aspect in due course.
Leamington is a nice station to spend an hour of two, with great little touches like the flowering train here. There is a good variety of trains to photograph and the station staff donâ€™t treat railway nutters with suspicion â€“ how refreshing!