But maybe do not replace the ladder as most (all?) models were sold without one - possibly removed from the real thing for operation under the electric string - or maybe added to the model above by an over-keen modeller.
Ladders were fitted to some, for sure.
Another tantalising puzzle to tempt the grey cells of blog readers. Bachmann's Monobloc tank does have ladders.
You could have a Texaco branded tanker for your Dublo 3-rail layout.
fbb has yet to discover the source of the GWR notice board!
First Falters or Forges Forwards?
Readers of the business pages will have gathered that the Board of First Group faces renewed pressure caused by its under performance. In very simple terms, a major shareholder wants its people on the Board with a possible view to re-opening the previously abandoned take-over bid from Apollo.
The best response comes via James Freeman at Bristol, published in this week's staff newsletter. fbb has distilled the essence.
Last weekend Coast Capital, a large shareholder, wrote to the FirstGroup plc Board to advise that, as is their right as a large shareholder, they will be requisitioning a General Meeting of the Company. The purpose of the meeting is to consider their proposals, which are an attempt to take control of the Board by removing six of the current eleven Board Directors and appointing seven of their nominees.
Matthew Gregory, FirstGroup’s Chief Executive said: “We consider the views of all shareholders and continue to engage with Coast Capital, having attempted to do so constructively for more than a year."
This is not the first "approach".
Gregory continues “Above all, I understand this type of activity can be distracting. The Board has reiterated its focus on delivering shareholder value and we must keep focused on delivering our objectives and providing the best service for our customers. Please be assured that any events or decisions of significance will be relayed through the usual channels as appropriate. We will be releasing our full year results, and updating on progress and strategy, on 30 May 2019.”
Worth watching out for the figures and the statement?
So, the message is it’s Business As Usual and we just have to get on with running the buses.
Meanwhile in Glasgow ...
Here a snippet in Guildford was confirmed by a "usually reliable source" a few days ago.
Problems in Preston?
And a Texaco Tailpiece
So fbb looked in his box of ladders (as you do), found a couple of lengths of the right size and glued them to his Texaco tank wagon. A little matt black paint to take away the shininess of the raw plastic and his cheap Texaco Monobloc looks much better.