Richard Bratby

Don’t tell me model railways aren’t art. My little engine is a thing of spirit and beauty

I've learnt patience, delicacy and the magic of the most mundane detail from railway modelling, says Richard Bratby

It’s a summer day at Llangenydd station, and the afternoon train is already late, not that anyone seems to mind. A smartly dressed man has leaned his bicycle against the station’s water tower, and his terrier jumps up as he unwraps his sandwich. A commercial traveller, perhaps, or a professor from Liverpool University on a cycling tour of Snowdonia.

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