Stagecoach Strikes North
One of those unsolicited twit things set fbb's mind working (a rare event these days!). It was a video of preserved steam locomotive 46233 Duchess of Sutherland hauling "The Cathedrals Express" through Spalding/
The Duchess was also significant in the world of model railways. Hornby Dublo produced their own aristocratic lady; fbb remembers the Duchess of Montrose.
What is this about?
Pre- and post- WW2 the competition was with Trix Twin. Their stuff was crude and lacking in detail but the Trix system had one bonus. You could run two trains on one track - hence "Twin".
But the locos ran on 14 volts AC. Clever technologists amongst our readers will work out that "reversing" AC current is not possible, simply.
It did not always work.
Hence Hornby's helpful hint to potential buyers.
Gorillas In The Mist?
Another one of those Twit extracts caused fbb a wry smile. Here is what he saw on-line.
The steam did clear eventually!
More variety tomorrow.