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    Posted: 08 Jul 2011 at 3:05pm
Well here is a pic of my "Hornby OO MALLARD LOCO " the sort of toys only the rich schoolboys had during my days as a lad, but we made up by being train spotters and seeing the real thing, then graduated to Angling & herping in the days when there was still loads of heaths that were not built on,any one else been a secrete train spotter & not scared to admit it. keith


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Me sir, me sir!!  Thumbs Up

Although nowadays I am a railway modeller - as well as spending a substantial chunk of non-herping time chasing real trains. Month ago had a few days chasing narrow gauge trains in the Baie de Somme and the Haute Somme.  

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I have an engine and one carriage from 57 years ago! A set of Hornby OO was given me as a Xmas pressie but I'm sure it was for Dad really. Wind it up with a key and push little knobs in or out to make it go backwwards or forwards. Oh yes I still have some of the track! I think you slid sort of keys in to keep it together - but I don't have any of these. 
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I think they are called Fishplates Suz, those little thingies to join the track. My Dad was the train buff in the family. I also got one of those Hornby clockwork trains, mine was plastic and red but was a wind up one with a lever for forward and reverse so much later I would guess. Sadly when my Dad died my Mum gave all his stuff to a local collector. It included some 00 gauge but also a lot of clockwork tinplate 0 gauge stuff which was really lovely, I especially remember there being metal milk churns that went in one of the carriages and the lovely Pullman coaches with hinged doors that could be opened. 
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