The Doctor in his fifth incarnation watches a train of tippers and the easter bunny on a flat wagon pass him

Doctor Who and the Easter of Doom

The Doctor, being a time traveller, is not out of place on any garden railway in any period… indeed, one of the consequences of time travel is that there may be several of them. After I’d printed a John Hurt I discovered the Eaglemoss figurines are 1/21 scale and I picked up a few as they are pretty close to 1/19 scale.

They’re also painted, extremely well detailed and very nicely finished, making them good value figures – although unfortunately for those whose railways are out of bounds to Time Lords, it may not be easy to convert them to ‘regular’ people as they are cast from a rather brittle resin – the Doctor has lost his head already in a couple of his incarnations and if I hadn’t resorted to superglue he might have regenerated. I would also recommend cutting the figures from their pedestals with a razor saw rather than trying to prize them out… I managed the latter only once without damaging some shoes.

Anyway, here then are five telesnaps from Doctor Who and the Easter of Doom.

The top image shows the Doctor, fresh from space-sailing with The Eternals, visiting the Moel Rhos railway in the 1950s, where he pays his respect to The Easter Bunny.

The Doctor in his sixth incarnation proudly driving a Hudson Hunslet diesel out of a tunnel.. The easter bunny sits just in front of the radiator.

Some time later, and looking a little different after his misadventure on Androzani Minor, he takes a break on the Moel Rhos after exposing the Zeiton-7 scandal. Naturally, he wants to drive himself…

The Doctor in his seventh incarnation stands on the end balcony of a bogie coach. The easter bunny is sitting on a step.

Later still, and with a different face following the Rani’s attempt to create a time manipulator, the Doctor pays another visit to the Moel Rhos when he finds himself in South Wales in the 50s on a holiday he won thanks to being the tenth billionth customer at Navarino Spaceport.

The Doctor in his eighth incarnation holds a sonic screwdriver, there is a track in front of him with a couple of chickens standing on it, and on a track behind him there is.a flat wagon with the easter bunny on it.

Having been shot in San Fransisco on the last day of 1999, the Doctor changed again, and later still he seeks escape from the Time War on the Moel Rhos where he is clearing the line of the chickens, who have to take care of egg delivery on the 364 days when The Bunny is not on duty. (I ran low on filament and rather than replacing the spool straight away or risking running out during a big job, I tried using it up by printing a chicken and when there was still some left another chicken, and then another… I ended up with 9 chickens, most still needing paint, and now I need to design a chicken wagon.)

The War Doctor stands on the track in front of a cattle wagon, around the side of which the War Doctor is approaching

Finally, the Doctor, in the midst of the Time War, weary of the temporal flux created by the conflict’s multiple paradoxes, lowers his guard whilst visiting the Moel Rhos and is unsuspectingly about to fall foul of the Blinovich Limitation Effect…

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Simon Wood

Lecturer in medical education, lapsed mathematician, Doctor Who fan and garden railway builder. See for more...

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