Sorting It Out?
A little further on there appears a three way split in the road.
Uppingham Road veers to the right, Scraptoft Lane is straight on; Tennis Court Drive is on the left. (Wonder where Tennis Court Drive used to lead?).
The comprehensive Leicester Buses map shows this junction clearly.
… but NOT buses like the above, not any mote. SIGH!
The 56 does not really concern us, except that it passes along the northern edge of the Thurnby Lodge estate.
It is coloured DEEP ORANGE on the above map. Also of note is the 40 Orbital referred to in yesterday’s blog showing dotted PALE ORANGE. The 38/38A lollipop is RED which leaves us with the 37 (it was the 53, remember) in dotted PALE BLUE.
… and at the end by Thurnby Mead Primary Academy (noble name designed to make the school sound better than it is) they turn left .and at the end of Oakyn Road there is a bifurcation.
The 38A turns RIGHT past The Styrrup Cup pub to continue its lollipop route …
The 37 terminus and the time point for the 38/38A is listed as Bowhill Grove which might be the shopping centre that we met yesterday.
Co-op is far left on the map; 38A (and 40) on the left of Bowhill Grove, 37, 38 (and 40) on the right.
Ellis Clark is a model railway retailer and manufacturer in Skipton who, hitherto, has specialised in top quality “O” gauge products. Here is a picture …
… of Managing Director Ellis (left) and shop assistant Albert (right). Ellis has just announced that the company will be producing its first “OO” model, a Quad Art.
Qaad means “four” and Art tis short for Articulated. The Great Northern Railway introduced a revolutionary fleet of four coach sets for its London suburban services.
What was unusual for these sets of four was that the bodies shared a bogie.
Seen above in the set as preserved.
As usual these days, the set will be of the highest specification.
The varnished teak render looks superb …
… just compare it with the real thing at Weybourne
Price is “just” £325 – that is £81.25 a coach and you only get FIVE bogies rather than EIGHT! But you cannot really buy less than the full set of four. Ellis won’t sell you anything less than a full set.