Well I Nevers - a P.S.
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Pictures do exist of the interior of the "Espace Taneo", the bus enquiry office in Nevers.
Oddly it is not at the bus station, or even IN the railway station. Pity. Report card says, "Personal enquiries : could be better!".
But one extra goodie on the fares front comes regularly once a month.
Call up "Royal Mail Carriages" on "a leading search engine" and you get a lot of pictures of these:-
When your blogging septaguanarian was nobbut a lad of 13, his first trainset included a Triang working TPO.
Hornby Dublo's version collected and ejected on the same side (just like the real thing) and was actuated electrically, so the train could pass by inactively if the operator so desired. Here is a video thereof.
You are right! Watching paint dry is more exciting. But here is a real demo from the Didcot Railway Museum hidden amongst a few more general shots.You can buy the "proper jobs", TPO carriage and stowage van for OO, made by Bachmann and a bit pricey for fbb. New (without net) ...
So he settled for an ordinary Hornby brake second carriage in the bright red livery.
It is sold as a Royal Mail staff coach.
It was cheap but, at least, was an example of the Royal Mail colours. The description did say "marks on one side" which usually means slight scuffing which is easy to remove and retouch - but ...
What should the old man do?
In passing, fbb has often comment on the profligacy of packaging provided by the South American web site, as compared with the more parsimonious private seller.
Barton Beauty - But Disturbingly Different
Bus watchers are always impressed with Barton, erstwhile bus company from Nottingham, taken over by Trent. The company acquired an eclectic mix of vehicle types and they were all very well presented in a red and maroon livery with the distinctive fleet name.
Or were they?
The only through road service between the two East Midlands communities is by National Express. Traveline will usually offer the frequent train service.
Where is this miniature railway?
All revealed in tomorrow's thrilling blog.
And NOT revealed in tyomorrowe's blog. How First Sheffield are managing to get their timetables in order, NOT.
They've still not sorted out missing services 97 and 98.
It's been three weeks now.
Nexr Variety blog : Sunday 19th September