Featured Interesting old Bassett lowke train picture / artwork folder

Discussion in 'Art' started by charlie cheswick, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hey you lot

    Found this interesting Bassett lowke train picture today, in a graphic artist type folder

    Was wondering what it was for, and what even medium it's in,

    Any help at all appreciated

    Can't find anything like it online

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  2. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Is it original artwork?
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  3. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    Hi, yeah I get that impression, it's got a sort of layering to it, and I think the train track is photographic
  4. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    maybe art work to use in advertising....
  5. antidiem

    antidiem Well-Known Member

    Yes I think it's an artist's mock up. Very pretty.
  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    we used to send art work back and forth for acceptance in envelopes like that...
  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    Agreed. Looks to be airbrushed. Has some art direction comments on the back about the lettering.
  8. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    I think the company did toy trains, so I suppose could be for packaging design
  9. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    This shows a little better what it says on the back.....supporting what Komo and Anti said.....IMHO!!

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  10. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Bassett-Lowke was a maker of model trains, until 1953; I think this is an illustration of a model locomotive, not a full-size one.
  11. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    Nice video of Bassett-Lowke live-steam model in operation:

  12. charlie cheswick

    charlie cheswick Well-Known Member

    That's pretty darn cool actually

    Were they a good toy train maker ?
  13. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    I think they were pretty highly regarded. They did a lot in live steam, up to 15" gauge, and a live-steam locomotive in that gauge is very impressive.
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  14. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I'd have jumped all over that too and brought it home to gloat. (LOL)
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