More destruction of vintage toys.

In my defence, it was only the Matchbox skip wagon that I wanted but the balcony coach from the same stable might be useful for some sort of cable haulage tramway like the one that runs up the Great Orme in Llandudno. Clarabel is best ignored, I was considering peeling off the printed sides and making a grounded van body, but the size is just wrong. Too small for OO for HO, even as a narrow gauge vehicle, and too big for N. Too cheap to bother re-selling as a single item, one for the scrap box.

Mmmm… Maybe not.

Now we’re cooking with gas.


I may actually use the new skip as a Gn15 wagon on Castle Hill Quarry, Warley Fen or Lescanby Moor instead of On30 on Muston Sands.

Now, where’s that Matchbox coach got to? There’s a real life single track terminus at the bottom end of the Great Orme Tramway that would be an interesting project. It could probably be done in about 9×4… Inches!

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About Bob Hughes

Ex railwayman, life long railway modeller, lover of real ale and spicy food.
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