Wednesday 23 May 2012

A Whimsical Interlude

I haven't had a lot of time for soldiering lately, retirement seems to keep one busy doing other things, so there's not a lot of progress at the moment. Troops are being painted, but slowly, and I'm trying to get a couple of buildings built. More on that later.
In the meantime, I've been neglecting the 'Steam' part of the blog (and the 'Torpedoes' but I'm working on it.) and while I have a model railway layout in the planning stage the shed bench is taken up by unpainted regiments. I did, however, get to the exhibition in Bury St.Edmunds last saturday, and while my wife says "if you've seen one model railway you've seen them all" I think she'd find this one somewhat refreshing.

I hope you enjoy this slight side-track (!) I know a lot of visitors to the show did.


  1. Joppy

    I too have dabbled in building a spur line to model railway land. The residue may appear as the Great Wascanastan Railway.


  2. I'm looking forward to the fusion of garden gnomes and toy soldiers in a future garden railway!


  3. Ross

    There is a precendent

  4. I think, although both hobbies have their nit-pickers (rivet counters in railway terms, what's the equivalent military one?) there is still room for a sense of fun. Half the enjoyment of model railway shows is the spotting of items on layouts - the three old chaps from 'Last of the summer wine' or Dr Who coming out of his TARDIS for example. Difficult to replicate on a battlefield.

    1. I beleive that the term (at leat the one for polite company) is "military fashion police".

  5. Splendid piece of whimsy,thanks for posting the piccies. I agree with the importance of fun and a sense of it. Looking forward to seeing the painted figures...