Tag Archives: Brighton

Brighton Toy Museum

I thought I should try and get a post in that didn’t mention Goodwoo… …O.

I was asked to take photos at a private event at Brighton Toy and Model Museum a few weeks ago. If you’ve not been there before they have huge layout of predominantly pre & post war ‘toy’ trains. They run it for the pubic on set days but, understandably, there are plastic screens to protect the exhibits. On a few occasions a year they take down the screens and run everything.

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The trains stand about 5″ tall and are mostly metal giving them real presence.

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Being a toy museum as much attention is paid to the ‘extra’ details as the trains. There are also lots of vintage arcade machines and all manor of toys.

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But the stars are without doubt the big trains which pull 10 coach trains around with apparent ease.

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It’s right in the centre of Brighton, under the station. Go and visit it http://www.brightontoymuseum.co.uk/

Speed Trials ’14

Quick update of pictures from the speed trial earlier this year. Always really hard to photograph because you are against the light but I got a few reasonable ones. Good to see it back after the petition earlier this year.

First off I can’t decide if I like this picture or hate it, you decide.

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It’s too busy, but then Brighton is too busy.

And a more conventional shot of the Ford Fairlane on the return pass.

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The bikes really upped their game this year, or it could be that there were fewer quick cars.

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In previous years I remember the fastest shoot out being close between 2 wheels and 4 but this time the bikes had it hands down. Fastest over the line was, I think 167mph.

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As ever there was a good mix of speed machines and classics, or even classic speed machines! I couldn’t get close enough to see if this was a real Gulf car or not.

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For once the Police aren’t called for a burn out on Madeira Drive!

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I’m not even sure what this is? A trike?

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And another 60’s icon is prepared for another run.

Brighton Speed Trials 2012

With the news that Brighton Council may refuse permission for the 2014 event I thought I would post some pictures from the 2012 Speed trials. Brighton and Hove Motor Club are trying to save it here, http://www.savebrightonspeedtrials.com/index.php .

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