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  1. Helston Railway peckett approaches the current northern terminus at Prospidnick Halt. 12/9/21
  2. Something like this? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133803324208
  3. When on the annual holiday to Felixstowe I would often get the train to Ipswich and spend the afternoon on the station, like you do! The announcements would always start something like "Ipswich, this Is Ipswich, the next train arriving at platform 1 is the .... departure for ....... Calling at.." This was late 70s, early 80s before electrification, still a signal cabin on one platform with a large armchair, when I first went! Never took any photos though.
  4. The Ace trains O gauge King Arthur was available as Sir Dinaden, did briefly consider getting one, however it didn't look much like the Hornby one I bought new over 30 years ago!
  5. Granite blocks that supported rails are still visible at the redruth yard of the former 3ft gauge Redruth and Chacewater line, on the nearby treseavean branch trackbed a short length of rail has been relaid on the original granite blocks
  6. Would this be the ex-Dapol model, or the Caledonian/ 'smokey Joe' version?
  7. About 10 years ago I found some triang rolling stock in the local tip, still got the flat wagon and tierweg with it's 3 minix cars, however The 1 maroon and 2 gloss green brush painted shortie mk1 coaches went on ebay, think I got 99p !!
  8. Clueless seller , and 2 poor photos, other items listed are just as bad. Most accurate listing I could see was for a toilet seat! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143984725216
  9. I have a stash of these old container wagons in a box somewhere, still available new, with containers for less than this example! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/233914150457
  10. I remember walking along the seafront at Selsey and seeing many converted railway coaches, some with their original etched glass windows, there were more at Pagham. The excavated ambulance has been residing on a shelf for a few years now!
  11. I still have a matchbox ambulance dug up in the garden of a house I bought in the early 90s, in remarkable condition and for many years a newer matchbox pickup found on a cornish beach was stuck to the dash of my car!
  12. Had a few things I bid on disappear from my ebay page, one win appeared along with a notification to pay nearly 3 hours after auction ended! Another only shows on watch list with conflicting information.
  13. The Bassett Lowke brand was revived by Corgi and would probably sell well now if Hornby had continued development instead of dropping the range when they took over the Corgi brand, the Peckett is now fetching much more secondhand than it sold for new for example! And the Hornby retro centenary models sold too. Lima made the GWR toad many years ago and still around secondhand. I am hoping for a class 22 from Dapol though!
  14. I was stopped by a driver delivering a van from Bristol to a company I had not heard of, turned out he should have gone to Poole in Dorset, not Pool in Cornwall, added 200 miles to his journey!
  15. Anyone looking for a cheap GWR green hst power car? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124563717904
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