I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Things we Pick-Up at Model Fairs

As opposed to normal retail outlets half of the joy of going to charity shops or model fairs is not just often great bargains but the surprising things we might find. I just about remember seeing a photo of this model but I hadn't seen it in my travels before. Sadly this Atlas Corgi range has it's shortcomings but apart from the East Yorkshire dual-purpose blue being rather too dark it doesn't look too bad apart from the front destination box being on the small side. Normally I tend to shun anything that doesn't look quite right but there's something about quirky Corgis that give them a bit of charm and it wasn't at all bad for six-quid. Besides when I was a youngster living close to Victoria Coach Station I remember the real things when they were new and they did look attractive.

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