Is It A Tram? Is It A Train?
For the record, tram/train frequencies are more like train frequencies running every 30 minutes.
Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) comes in flakes, lumps, powder or liquid.
… of which Rainbow are offering thirteen different versions, some differing only in the fleet number.
Let the unboxing begin …
… with a well packed parcel and a quality box, typical of Revolution …
… and inside – tada – it was the blue one fbb ordered!
And the model is magnificent! This is why Sam Turner (Sam’s Trains) waxes so lyrical. The detail is impressive, but, to be honest, very few observers of any working model railway will ever see it. You would guess that the wagon’s owner knows it is there and is proud of it!
Ridiculously small small print that no one can actually read …
… beside a thin ladder.
And, of course, sprung buffers.
fbb has never really understood why a modeller wants sprung buffers. They are important on the real thing for close coupling, but by far the vastest majority of OO trains are not close coupled. If they were, they would never get round the corners.
The End Of Green Line?
Reading Buses is one of the very last operators to take the Green Line brand seriously for its routes from Windsor to London and Heathrow Airport.
… with the 703 being branded Flight Line.
The London example has a rather surreal version of the Royal Albert Jelly Mould on its back side …
… the bus being photographed outside the normally coloured reality! It’s a bit weird for fbb’s liking.
Both styles are sub branded (maybe sub-badged) thus:-
Even fbb will miss the Green Line name although, he hardly dares admit it, he has never ridden on ANY Green Line route.
… and an end-on view of Church Walk awaiting more planters and a bit of urban clutter.
Somewhere (indeed, somewhere) fbb has a couple of Wills (a Peco company) market stalls to assemble and paint. They would look good in Church Walk, but …
… will he ever find them? They came as a freebie with Railway Modeller.