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Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Boing Boing delves into the hidden world of saucy railroad miniatures - HO Gauge 'Sexy Scenes', no less. The bizarre thing is, I've seen these. Many years ago, my school would hold a railway modelling convention in its gymnasium. It was an annual thing, I think, because one of the teachers ran the railway club, comprising of two basement rooms, one with an HO Gauge diorama and one with an N Gauge set-up, (the tiny one, which can still get incredibly involved, even though it's not the really tiny one, which is mostly for chaps to construct travelling dioramas that can fit in their suitcases. Sort of like this). For train club members, sabotage was the key activity, although it was almost always thwarted and rewarded with expulsion from the organisation. There's also OO Gauge - it gets very confusing, so confusing, in fact, that I can't swear I've got it right. Gauge comparison.

Anyway. This wasn't a school event - it was attended mostly by railway modeller types and probably happened on a Saturday (it was a boarding school). Being inquisitive types, the pupils wandered in and looked around, under strict instructions not to touch anything. Although the railway bug clearly didn't bite me, despite the plethora of tracks, models, publications and whirring, whizzing trains (not to mention a family history of model train obsession), I have a clear memory of being shown a beautiful O Gauge (I think) Pullman-type sleeping car. In each carefully-modelled compartment was a little erotic vignette - a naked couple on a bed, a lady in stockings undressing for a man, all painted, anatomically correct (I assumed), lit with tiny lights and some even animated by means of levers at the side of the carriage. Presumably the elderly man who gleefully demonstrated this to us had an ulterior motive: it was both fascinating and rather horrifying.

Some other things. Tricorn demolition begins / a huge collection of fashion magazine links - there are way too many fashion magazines in the world / text, no text, linked by various places. Related: text on things - these two should get together.

You know what? The Tate's Weather Project installation has finally come down and I missed it. Yes, that's right. The biggest and most popular art installation in London for years and year and years, taking place, oh, not three miles from where I usually hang out and I didn't go! A thousand curses.

The Cult of Diet Coke / Russell Davies finds himself at Taking Liberty's / the Rasterbator (via London Photos) blows your images up to wall-size murals. Whole galleries in London's East End could be put out of business overnight if everyone did this themselves. Check their gallery for more / Gothic Futurism via Eyebeam's Reblog / neat, slightly tweaked photos by Olivo Barbieri.

Our copy of The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson arrived last week highly recommended. See some of the paintings included in this fabulous monograph at this excellent site / honest art talk at Balduffington, an art blog / APU150, Paul Murphy's first solo show opens soon.