The Model Railroad Design blog recently had an inspirational post on “Apocalyptic Perspectives and Dystopian Dioramas” offering some inspirational, if slightly depressing ideas for model railroad design. I recommend the full article, but here are a couple of photographs from the post to whet your appetite.
This is the work of a Yale architecture student (probably graduated by now) Peter Feigenbaum in his Trainset Ghetto installation. Plenty of graffiti and trash in a rough contemporary urban scene. The lack of scale figures makes it even more foreboding and bleak.
|Bleak, barren and broken.|
Another artist James Cauty is dabbling in the scale model railroading medium shows us an extended crime scene,.
|Collateral damage from the getaway chase.|
He describes his work as:
Thousands of police swarm over a scorched landscape tattered and torn by rioting and looting, every window in every building is smashed, vehicles are overturned, bridges and roads destroyed, power pylons are down, a burned-out church still smoulders. Above this post-mayhem scene of destruction, helicopters shine their searchlights on the battered landscape. Above the helicopters, a train rumbles past…
|A motorcade brings the queen to view the scene of the crime.|
Go and read more on the Model Railroad Design blog.