Heres another 'Non-railway but would make a great model` topic;
When I had my music shop in the 90's, Alembic was a very expensive make of bass guitar. Since moving to France it has a totally different meaning!
In most rural communities somebody has an alembic (or alambic) in their yard where you can take your apples,mirabelles, or any other fruit and have it converted into 'eau de vie', that pure spirit alcohol that is so warming on a winters day and the reason so many hunters in France should be avoided!
America has its moonshine, Ireland has its poteen (dont know about spain).
Anyway i'm looking for any info; old pics/postcards etc. A model of an alembic would not be out of place in any era; they havent changed much!!
Heres an example built in 1902 to distil cider into Calvados;
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