Great Western County Class “County of Carnarvon” (the GWR’s spelling) No.3823 leaving Paddington with a mixed passenger and parcels train in the 1920s.
This is my latest digital painting project. Useless information of the day- the software tells me this took a little over 36 hours of actual painting time and consists of a little over 52,000 brush strokes.
“A Rainy Evening in Birmingham” Traffic on a wet evening (very unlike out current Perth Weather) in 1950s Birmingham. Traffic and tram passengers make their way home on wet roads. A new year’s digital painting project.
Something a bit different in the line of railway art with this one. No prototype for this, so all done from imagination, loosely inspired by the sort of railbus that was adapted from the Ford Model T rail busses used by Colonel Stephens on his light railways. Only very loosely though, this is larger, drives through a rear bogie, and there’s something French about the front… origins in a Renault truck of the 20, perhaps, but who knows.
Actually there may be a practical purpose to this. One day, when time and space permit I’d like to get back to Railway Modelling. Something larger scaled and outside the usual run of proprietary models those, perhaps a fictional railway in the spirit of Philip Harvey’s splendid Amberdale, so this might be a sketch for some rolling stock and line side structures… maybe!
All that aside, and with apologies for the semi-technical waffle, it was fun to do. Great fun to do a thoroughly detailed imaginary scene!