Deepest Sympathy ...
The Good Old Days - Again!
It never ceases to amaze fbb how much today's railway modellers will pay for their detailed rolling stock. When Trix introduced the first 00 gauge "twin" trains in 1936, the German company produced a range of UK wagons, coaches and locos. These were sold by the famous Bassett-Lowke company of Northampton.
The models were, to say the least, "basic".
Here is a standard goods wagon 1936-style from above ...
And here is an N gauge box van, half the size of 00 in length, a quarter of the size in volume, again from above ...
The 2019 wagon is retailed by Revolution Trains and will cost you £20. OUCH!
And for the record, here is a new 00 wagon from Kernow Models at £40. DOUBLE OUCH!
Good News From the West Midlands.
A notice at Coventry Station gives some useful but surprising information about the one day bus and train "Rover" (called "Daytripper") available throughout the West Midlands County.
But, to be fair, the routes on which the ticket IS valid do not reach the Capital. Maybe you could try using it for just a tube journey?
Tomorrow fbb is off, virtually, to lovely Lancashire!