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  1. 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 !!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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!
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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!
  9. Got the Christmas coca cola set with the bagnal diesel from TMC for just under £60, pity Hornby didn't release the container wagon separately though! The new set seems to be an odd mix of old steam loco and modern(ish) wagons with old style wagons available separately (and the box picture shows a different tank wagon to the contents pic), although there was a monobloc tta wagon last year.
  10. I was after one of these when they were first released nearly 40 years ago and Managed to get one off ebay in mint condition last year!
  11. Quite fancy Elders Fyffes to go with my rebuilt United States lines bought some years ago now, but should I order from my local shop at £264.99, hattons at £238.50 + post or as I have been using, TMC at £238.99 with free postage? Other option is to save a few more pennies for the Ace trains O gauge version! (As I am supposedly building an outdoor O gauge line)
  12. I have noticed this a lot with Hornby O gauge wagons, one seller has pairs of couplings , wheels and axles, and wagon roofs as separate lots, with the robbed wagons sold as a job lot "for restoration or parts". I recently paid £6.20 for 5 rather ropey but complete open wagons (collected as local) and have seen a pair of couplings sell for more! I do feel guilty swapping parts on my collection though.
  13. 37421 and biffa bins at Penzance. 16/12/20
  14. Interesting to see this view, got as far as Redruth, however Missed off the portreath branch junction at 21:47. Slightly early with the site of carn brea station which is passed at 21:17 The original Hayle railway terminus Redruth station was at a different site to the current one, further west and north of the line , near the junction to the tresavean branch which wasn't mentioned either!
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