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Prince Street

I remember reading the articles on how to make model buildings, stretched across a great number of Model Railway Constructor magazines, back in the early 1980’s. An uncle had passed down a couple of decades worth of these to my Dad and I just read and re-read each one. Each month’s magazine’s article was focussed on one aspect of making model buildings in 4mm scale. The models and methods were those in use at the Pendon Museum.

I thought the articles amazing. I’d never read anything that covered making models in such great detail and it would have been impossible to not be inspired by them. Further inspiration came from the humble materials used in each, such as: thread, cardstock, paper, and like materials that one should be able to find around the house. I’ve since had the good fortune to collect even more books and magazines that describe the…

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