It’s easily more than a decade since I was last in England, and so, on this summer’s holiday, I left the eye-rolling family at home for a trip out to see the Pendon museum. We were staying in Henley on Thames, and the museum was a morning’s excursion when the rest of the family wanted a rest anyway.
Since my last visit, the museum has added an audio guide, which my non-rail friend, Neil, thought had substantially improved the experience. For me, the main thing was to have another look at the expanse of breathtaking modelling. I always come away inspired.
In the shop, I found Gordon Gravett’s three books on scenery. I saved on shipping by humping them all over Europe and back to Canada myself.