And Triang Toys Trains Were Tops and Cheap
Selling Signals and Structures
Small regional exhibitions do not usually attract sales stands from the larger companies and Exeter was no different. But you could buy tools, paints and glue, stuff for making scenery and a wide and weird mixture of second hand stuff.
But one guy was offering to build signals for your O gauge and G gauge railways.
Then there were these.
And What A Good Idea.
One layout was large (but lacked activity). It was based on North American practise with lots of long heavy freight grinding round the tracks. but not grinding very often!
But Overall ...
Nostalgia and novelty were the highlights for fbb but the overall quality of the layouts on display again indicated how much your elderly author has to learn and develop in his twilight years. The good news, however, is that as fbb wandered round, time and time again he observed worried modellers applying the over-scale hand of God to their trains to try and coax hem into life.
Now that's much more like fbb's style of operation.
Back to buses tomorrow and more problems to Ayr. (Groan)