When he was alive, Dibnah had hoped that his home would one day become a museum, where his life’s passions could be preserved and that’s just what happened, it is now the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre. Although I am yet to actually visit the famed yard for myself (something I hope to do very soon) they have helped me to create my own tribute to the great man. So I am pleased to share the latest edition to my ‘Wonderments and Atrocities’ with you all a genuine boiler rivet from Fred’s workshop! Adapting an existing vintage glass display dome with rivets (some with light rusting) and finished off with a miniature locomotive style nameplate created by Andy Dingley of Atelier Fabry-Pérot. A small tribute to the great man in my own studio/base of operations!
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