What Is It?
Answer at the bottom of this blog.
Portland’s Pleasurable Printed Publicity
… complete with route map …
… and a simple. well presented timetable.
Well done First Wessex.
Actually the show was revived in 2020, so maybe not as accurate an age guide as Pat might think. The intro quoted above had long been abandoned! fbb would certainly should “it’s Crackerjack” so maybe better as a test of authenticity for OAPs!
Flix Further Forward
It is still something of a challenge to work out where Flix Bus operates. Generally there is a long list if “cities” on-line and a useless map.
Google, ever helpful, tries to answer the questions people ask.
It would be really, really helpful to have a route map and a collection of timetables.
Ask any bus passenger aiming to travel in areas away from the busy trunk routes how “transformed” their service has been in recent months. For “transformed” read “reduced”!
First It was Dinky Toys and then along came Corgi, which were better. So Dinky introduced “two tone” colouring and, later, windows.
But Dinkies were never made to a constant scale. Most of them would not match a OO gauge railway except the buses and coaches …
… and just one lorry of about the right size.
By today’s standards these models were “basic” but welcomed by the discerning railway modeller who wanted his station car park to look right.
The company has just announced its new catalogue which comes in the form of a small (A6 landscape) booklet.
The range id immense with the company majoring on modes to match an OO gauge railway (1:76 scale). But this is only one of the ranges available.
There are 8 pages of 16 car models (some the same casting but a different livery).
There are oodles of commercial vehicles …
… including a wide selection of Coca|Cola motors. There are O gauge (1 : 43) …
There is a good selection of models for the American market scaled to HO size (1 : 87) …
… and the beginnings of a range for the new TT120 scale.
There are 128 models in the OO car and light van range alone – BUT, collectors beware! Many models are “short run” and disappear quite quickly. So if you hanker after a particular model in the current catalogue, don’y just hanker, buy before it vanishes!
Here is a better picture of the front end …
… and one at night.
An on-line picture shows the bridge under construction in 1971 …
… but fbb cannot find a date for its demolition.
… a chocolate biscuit, part of a kind gift of “golden” bars for the recent wedding anniversary – so fbb had better refrain from commenting on how sickly and plastic it tasted. Fortunately a nice cuppa took most of the taste away.