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Monday, 19 October 2015

Christchurch Model Railway Club 2015 Exhibition

East Ilsley

Here's one shot of the beautifully detailed East Ilsley, at the Christchurch Model Railway Club 2015 Exhibition (more images) at Bournemouth School for Girls

Our takeaway from this exhibition involved coal houses and access to them. When modelling an older period - well anything up to the 1960's and 70's - most rural homes, as well as the vast number of Victorian/Edwardian terraces will have an outside khaziWe were reminded that these dwellings would also have needed coal and will have had a coal house, most likely out back somewhere, with access for deliveries that wasn't through the house. The lady of the house, being houseproud, would have spent ages scrubbing the front step, so she certainly would not have allowed coal to be traipsed in through the front! From a practical point of view, this means making space for back alleys and pathways.