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More basic scenery

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Photographed this chap at an exhibition in King's Lynn, Norfolk, a few years back.

Scenery a bit basic, but his trains ran like clockwork thanks to all his loving care - despite being more than 50 years old.

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Shunter wrote: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:11 pm
............... despite being more than 50 years old.
Ha ha, had to laugh at this remark. I should think most of the members on here have passed that landmark!

I went to that show as it is my local one but can't say I remember that particular layout, probably gave it a swerve when I saw the three rail set up.
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I think he was referring to the models not the person! (but of course you knew that! :lol: )
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I just loved the way he'd faithfully maintained these things and kept them going for donkey's years.
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Many railway modellers do that. There are members on here with Hornby Dublo layouts that are a lot more than 50 years old. Once again that refers to the trains.
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There were a few more off-beat things there. This gentleman had modelled an open-cast cheese mine staffed by mice.

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I like that. When I lived in Slough we had a local treacle mine. That would be worth modelling.
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Walkingthedog wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:23 pm I like that. When I lived in Slough we had a local treacle mine. That would be worth modelling.
No doubt Tate and Lyle factory was sat on top of it? Bit sticky IMO for a model ;) :lol:
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Walkingthedog wrote: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:23 pm I like that. When I lived in Slough we had a local treacle mine. That would be worth modelling.
Sticky subject to model :lol:
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Here’s a link to the mine.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalvey
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