Today, 31-10-2010, we have taken on loan some quite exceptional railway items. They are models made entirely from matchsticks, even the display cases.
In addition to the models loaned to our museum, the owner has other models which we may also loan at some future date. To give some indication of the work involved, there is a model of the ‘Duchess of Sutherland’ which is 48 inches long and contains 35,000 matches!
The models at Chasewater Railway Museum are:Bass No.9 loco and coachJinty No.47383And, finally, a coal wagon.
At virtually the same time, another of our loan exhibits, the ‘Princess Royal’ Class steam model left us briefly for Dave to work his magic with his paint brushes. This loco will also be on display during the ‘Santa Specials’ month.
With these models on display in the museum and the Meccano display in the Heritage Centre, December shouold be quite a month!And, don’t forget – Santa will be here too!
Santa won’t be long, now!
With his friend Meccano Joe
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