Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Brilliant combination of the art of the photographer and the skill of the studio artist
Produced in 1959 for the launch of the Hornby Dublo 2 rail model railway range, some of it based on the old 3 rail range but many new products particularly the plastic injection moulded SD range of railway wagons
The Classic 3 rail Hornby Dublo model railway multi folded catalogue leaflet. Duchess of Montrose at the head of "blood and custard" tin plate coaches about to leave the wonderful die cast Hornby Dublo station buildings. Passengers are those handpainted lead figures that are now so collectible.
Cuneo was Tri-ang 's favourite artist for a while in the 60s. And did stuff for Gamages Toy Catalogue as well! Great picture with lots of allegorical overtones - the old and the new, the changeover, late 20th century technology versus early 20th century technology, romance versus modern technology, the triumph of man over the elements - Brunel died very shortly after the bridge opened etc...And where is Cuneos's mouse?
And who owns the original of this great picture now?
And all for a toy/model railway catalogue!
Monday, August 25, 2008
All it seems by one man Kevin Jones - born at about the same time as the A4 Pacifics!
53-23 Group of railway men, last days of steam at Wolverhampton1967, originally uploaded by Boxbrownie3.
Where are they all now? Fanatastic group of guys taken by Nick Hedges. More on Flickr at BoxBrownie 3
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Super power - Big Bertha as Midland Railway 2290 banks train away from Bromsgrove
Deeley 4-4-0 2P at Blackwell
Midland Single tops the Incline piloting a 2P in early part of the 20th century
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