The 1960 version was cast in black plastic ...
But just under 60 years after his first assembly job, the tank wagon is a "beaut" and contributes well to fbb's "history of railway modelling"
For the record, here is a picture of the real tank wagon, ex works before delivery.
Pedal Power to the Pub
The "save the planet" brigade are keen that we should cut down our use of fuel and take to our bikes but Blackpool has gone one better. Or ten better.
Our hand built cycle bus has been designed by our Engineers for fun tours along Blackpool Promenade. Making it a comfortable ride as ten of you pedal the bus and all 16 of you enjoy the sites & people watching with music or karaoke.
Safety is very important to us, so we supply an experienced driver at all times. We always give way to passing traffic in the safest possible way, we also expect everyone on our tours to respect the public and tourists, but by all means put a smile on their faces. VIP's can bagsy the back seats without pedals & let your friends do all the work for you! A fun experience with friends is money well spent & from just £8 per person for one hour, pedal party tours are a guaranteed good time. The cycle bus is manufactured from a combination of car and bicycle parts which holds 10 cyclists plus 6 passengers, It is highly geared to make it easy for you to cycle.
You would hope they mean "low geared"!
Our pedal party tour "bus" is equipped with:
Sound system with MP3 / Android phone connection
(to play your own music between stops)
U-shaped bar with hand rails for you to face each other
Large roof for your protection
Ponchos for that pesky sideways rain (that dodges the roof)
Centre stage / Dance floor!
You do wonder about the ability of a typical Blackpool Hen/Stag Party to pedal with sufficient vigour after just a few pub crawl stops!
And there's more! This one, without bar, jacuzzi, dance floor and restaurant, was photographed in London.
Compliments for the Condiments
When fbb wrote about the Heath Charnock boat bus (yesterday's blog) he omitted to include one of Roy's pictures - namely a very appropriate salt and pepper available for the use of customers.