German model railways derailed by filth
Nude figurines get down and dirty
NSFW You know how it is: you've just spent five years lovingly crafting an HO-scale layout of Clapham Junction but can't help feeling there's a certain something missing which would lend your model railway an authentic urban edge.
Well, fret not, because down at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, the Busch company recently unveiled its "latest contribution to the model train scenery business" - a set of figurines depicting a group of cops dragging naked strumpets onto the street and entitled "Police Raid on a Brothel".
We kid you not. Spiegel Online has photographic evidence here (NSFW), and also features a nice snap of the Viessmann company's "Sexy Lovers in Motion" - accurately described by the paper as "a man and a woman having sex on a red blanket, in the missionary position".
Yes indeed, the world of model railways really has moved on since I was a lad. Shown here is one of the tamer offerings by Busch - "Admiring the Scenery" - which comes complete with "air mattress, fence with 'knothole', bicycle and tree".
If you fancy something a bit more hard core, try Fleischmann, whose toy fair display included a river beside which "a heavily built and highly aroused man is...getting a blowjob". Spiegel Online elaborates: "His arms are outstretched. He's frozen in an eternal orgasm. The woman providing him with his public bliss is sitting on an inflatable mattress and wearing a straw hat."
Remarkable. Suffice it to say, the Vulture Central train layout now features a naked prostitute trying to avoid arrest by orally pleasuring a police officer while a bloke on a bike cops an eyeful through a hole in the fence. ®
Thanks to Mike Richards for the tip-off.
There's no substitute for a dirty mind
It seems like there's a lot of dirty model railway figurines to be had.
I had a look at the maker Noch's website (www.noch.de), and if you take a look at the "Figuren und Ausschmückungen" section, there's quite a few laughs to be had... Hint: Look closely at the figures section...
Naked model railway inhabitants...
They're not the first.
Next time you're at Legoland, take a closer look in the London area and look for some of the "adult" characters in the Soho area...
or at Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay, or Bekonscot Model Village in Buckinghamshire... both with surprisingly graphic nudest beaches hidden from casual view...
I liked the idea of
"The man moves his buttocks and needs between 14 and 16 volts to do so, AC or DC."