Saturday, 30 October 2021
When fbb was a little lad, he acquired a few dinky toys, but reckoned they were too expensive and, of course, they were all too big for his developing model railway. The new range of Dublo Dinky toys developed to Hornby Dublo railways never featured on the child's Christmas List. The "normal" model ambulance was simple without darkened rear windows and lacked detail - but that was normal back then. Neverthless it was based on a real Daimler!
Every year Oxford Diecast, based in Swassea - hence their company name - produce a model in support of Poppy Day. This year it is a 1:76 (i.e. OO scale) model of a London Ambulance.
When will it come with flashing lights and a siren?
Unwanted 707s Are Resurrected
The promise was that London would have one inner suburban (the ones in red) fleet of all the same type ypf train, although it looks as if this promise isn't quite working out!
The 707s were to go to South Eastern to replace some of their ageing Networkers.
And, to bring the 707 transfer project to a peak of PR passion, the trains are being called ...
Scarborough never looked like this ...
And a word of advice ...
Mrs fbb has just taken delivery of a ball of wall from an on-line supplier.
Batteries in Glasgow
First The Good News
Sheffield has begun to update its departure lists in advance of this weekends big cut-backs.
Here is the PTE expounding the changes to X57 and 257 times from Hulleys.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 31st October