The trouble is that those irritants called "people" do not always do what the planners want them to - clever schemes can so easily fail.
fbb replaced the missing (?) ladders on his Texaco tank wagon ...
The thot plickens! A recent advert for a pack of three second-hand Monobloc tank wagons by Hornby appeared from Hattons of Widnes ...
The answer might be that the three from Hornby are from the Railroad range that is cheaper than the headline range; and its models often lack the detail of the top price models - detailing which may well include ladders!
Ribble 100 Follow-Up
Thanks to Roy, yet again, for snaps of the three double decks sporting heritage Ribble livery as part of the companies' response to the centenary of this much loved pre-Stagecoach company. They were photographed at the Stagecoach depot in Morecambe.
The liveries are:-
Daddy, What's a Trafficator?
NOUN : BRITISH
an obsolete kind of signalling device on the side of a motor vehicle, having the form of a small illuminated pointer which could be extended to indicate a change of direction.
A created word, derived from "traffic" and "indicator" i.e. a device giving an indication to other traffic of which way the driver might be turning.
fbb's dad's first car (a post war Austin seven convertible) had them and, as usual, they pinged up out of a slot in the bodywork.
But here are a couple of heritage Potteries buses, snapped by Alan in Kidsgrove.
A Much Appreciated Gift
Readers may remember that fbb inadvertently crushed an ancient Triang model building.
But chum and former colleague Peter offered to donate his stored but much loved R62 ...
It will be re-located as a staff rest-room adjacent to the carriage shed ...
It is good to have a bit of model railway history back on the layout; the red plastic versions date from 1955/1956. Later products were made of a terra-cotta coloured plastic.
For their age they are remarkably good models.
fbb saw this on line and thought it was worth passing on - without comment!