It's taken me a little while but I have finally been able to get blogger to co-operate and am able to share some of the pictures that I took at the steam museum on Wednesday. Looking at the pictures that I took and the ones I asked Mark to take I can see that there is hardly anything from the large engines that I thought might inspire me, which is quite surprising.Wheels Engine Controls
Map of Highworth Junction (I love all the linear patterns)
Lantern from the replica 'North Star' (Loved the cross detail and the vibrant colour)
Rusty nuts and bolts from the boiler room
Abstract pattern on the front of a GWR notebook.
There were only a few textile items on display that I saw including some window blinds and a couple of uniforms that would have been worn by porters but these two things particularly captured my imagination....An intricate strap on the back of the door of one of the royal carriages.
Detail from the bottom of the strap