Like the Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway, some thirty miles to the south, the Ganllwyd Tram was but a brief spark flung out of the white hot furnace of late Victorian industry and commerce. Looking at what little remains of the Ganllwyd Tramway today the casual observer could be forgiven for doubting that it ever existed.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Clueless about clothing

Having finished painting the first of my set of the Victorian inhabitants of the Ganllwyd district I couldn't resist posing this homage to the Railway Children.

Sorting out these figures has revealed the shallow depth of my knowledge with regard to the fashions of the times. The BBC series Snowdonia 1890 has been an absolute boon when it comes to filling in the blanks in my expertise (ha!). It's been most refreshing having to start from a low baseline of competance, the research being a very satisfying part of the model making process.

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