Tuesday 11 January 2022
Puddle, Mermaid and Kings Ferry (1)
The National Express Kings Ferry commuter coaches from London to destinations in Kent finally breathed their last on Christmas Eve last year. Needless to say, Roger French had things to say about this last gasp, some 40 years after ther services began. He provided some nice piccies of their evening peak departures departure from a stop called "Blackfriars Station".
fbb was interested because on none of these pictures was any sign of Blackfriars railway station. Not only that, but the road on which the above stop is located is called "Puddle Dock" and ...
But, tomorrow, we will look more closely at Puddle Dock as its history reflects the history of this part of the Thames. Here in 1746 is a sample of the north bank of the river ...
And Then There Were Two
The world of Model Railways can seem almost insane. Hattons of Widnes announced its "Genesis" range of four and six wheel coaches ...
Towards the end of 2021, Rapido Trains announced that it was producing a series of models to commemorate the iconic comedy film, The Titfield Thunderbolt. 3D printed samples are now on display and a price has been published.
Then, as part of their 2022 range announcement, Hornby presented - guess what - their Titfield Thunderbolt set.
Should fbb be tempted? If so which one?
And will they all be snaffled up PDQ, leading to ludicrous pre-owned and rarity prices?
It was never like this with Triang, Trix and Hornby Dublo!
Next Puddle blog : Wednesday 12th January