I sent this to a friend recently asking for suggestions of books etc-
"I am looking for some pointers. I am going to try and build my railway
bottom up , from characters to scenery to rolling stock. I feel if I
give personality/roles/functions/back stories to the figures then the
rest will follow. what I am very aware of, having watched the Pathe
video of the chap running the station on his own (Port Victoria) with two trains only a
day,my lack of basic knowledge of how a small country station was run
and functioned in the twenties and thirties in particular. I wondered if
you knew of any memoirs/handbooks etc that would give me a flavour of
railway life at the equivalent of squad level in army terms?"
He gave me some very useful pointers but I thought I would put this out here wondering if the collective blog mind had any suggestions too...
If you want a wacky view of station in that period - just watch the film Oh Mr Porter :)ReplyDelete
- especially when the train is late -
I really enjoyed the clip and will look out for the whole thing.Delete
You can't do worse than join the Narrow Gauge Modellers Forum. Full of inspiration and good advice.ReplyDelete
Great plan, thanks.Delete