Weekly Photo Challenge : Tiny

For this week’s Photo Challenge, let’s go back to the Model Railway Village in Clonakilty, West Cork.   We had such an enjoyable day there in the summer, not only did we see and get a ride around the town on the old train, but we also got to see the models of the surrounding towns, showing life in the 1940s and 1950s  in Ireland.

Model Village, Clonakilty

Market day long ago

Above is a scene from an old market day, with produce, cattle, sheep and pigs on display to the highest bidder.

 

Model Railway Village

The model railway station shows commuters waiting for the train, as a goods train passes carrying new cars.

Midel Railway Village

My ‘giant’ grandchildren!

Looking down on the tiny houses!

Model Railway Village

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West Cork Model Railway Village

West Cork Model Railway Village

Thursday Special : Eye Contact

I haven’t taken part in this challenge for a long time, but found an interesting picture for this one.  During the summer days we visited the West Cork Model Railway Village in Clonakilty, Co Cork.  This was such a fun place, not only for kids and train enthusiasts, but for the whole family.

Their website describes the village as a fully scaled handmade model of the old West Cork Railway Line with fully working trains and the towns that the railway served , Clonakilty, Kinsale, Dunmanway and Bandon.
Each model is a replica of the town as it was back in the 1940’s and it’s a great way to make local history real for all ages.

There is also a museum, and this old machine was one of the attractions – it looks like its making eye contact with me…like an alien from another time sending me a message!

West Cork Model Railway

My grandchildren enjoyed being ‘giants’ towering above the town

West Cork Model Railway Village

Here be Giants

Clonakilty, Co Cork

Giants towering over the town

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