The faded past

Tom Foster has posted a lovely picture of his Leeman Road layout on Facebook. It harks back to the days when railwaymen took a pride in the job and shows several workers preparing a steam locomotive for its next working.


When I saw it I thought there was something amiss though, photographs were not that colourful in the days of steam, so a couple of minutes playing around resulted in this.


Really going to town on it results in an old photo that has been in the bottom of a drawer for many years.

LNER old

Is that real or is it a model? I think this shows how good Tom’s modelling skills and attention to detail are.



About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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