fbb decided to wait until one turned up second hand. Then, in the blogging (and busted) confuser's in-box, appeared a Summer special chop to approximately HALF PRICE.
So that was what was in the parcel from Widnes - and what a beauty she is!
The detail is magnificent ...
It makes an ideal vehicle to transport the 4mm scale visitors to Peterville Quarry Railway Heritage Centre on quieter open days.
fbb Makes a Mistake!
In Wednesday's blog and critique of Buses for Sheffield's exciting "underground-style" bus map, fbb wrote thus:-
DEEP PURPLE) and the 75/76 (MUD) all enter the city via Highfield(no "S") and therefore should join the 20 (PINKISH) at that point. The 24/25 (BLUE) leaves the 20 just past Heeley Retail Park and should NOT be shown via Highfield or even Highfields.
It is really really bad!
Bob, an occasional correspondent, sent fbb the higher resolution map picture that provides these screenshots. He opined that the map, called by fbb "appallingly awful", looked "pretty good".
He did admit that he had not looked in detail - but he has now.
An email from Bob (Sheffield resident) arrived yesterday. It said simply, but graciously,
"You are right!"
But South Yorkshire PTE, Stagecoach and First Bus have all checked it, according to a senior PTE boss.