Enlargement - Part the Second.

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Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:10 pm

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Ooooo, I wonder what it is?
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm

Is it a bubble car?
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by daan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:33 pm

An inflatable garden railway layout..
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by ge_rik » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:09 pm

Peter Butler wrote:
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Is it a bubble car?
Looks suspiciously like a Messerschmitt three wheeler to me.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:25 pm

All joking apart I do actually own a bubble-car (well the remains of one).

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As you can see it is a large box of polystyrene, just what I always wanted.

However it raises the question of what do they pack polystyrene with?

If you buy a telly it comes in a protective polystyrene mounting, so how do they protect the stuff when they send it to people?
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm

It would appear that to protect polystyrene chips in transit they pack them with steam engines.

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This was not expected until Friday, however Postman Pat's big brother turned up with this at lunchtime, thankfully I was in and the current wife wasn't.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by ge_rik » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:38 pm

Oooh. Now that looks nice. Are you trying to tempt me to the steamy side?

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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by IanC » Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:40 pm

Big Jim wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
It would appear that to protect polystyrene chips in transit they pack them with steam engines.

This was not expected until Friday, however Postman Pat's big brother turned up with this at lunchtime, thankfully I was in and the current wife wasn't.
Current wife?? Do you tend to change them often? I try and arrange my mail order purchases to be delivered when my wife isn't home! Joking aside that's a tidy looking locomotive.

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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:03 pm

Oooh. Now that looks nice. Are you trying to tempt me to the steamy side?
The No.1 Electric/RC Grand High Panjandrum going over to the dark side? Good grief.

The beast in question is a 5" Inch gauge Railmotor. Designed by a chap called Don Young in the 1960's. it is based on the power unit of the Railmotors that saw service in the South Wales valleys before the war. The prototype would have had a coach semi-permanently coupled to it.

Like all locos of the PMR it is second hand and needs a good spiv up. It has been 'decorated' by the RNIB pro-am painting display team. However it does run and it has a boiler ticket.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by markoteal » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:10 pm

Lovely loco - sure you'll be able to sort the paintwork out - in the photo it doesn't look that bad
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:17 pm

Think yard brush and blindfold.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Peter Butler » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:22 pm

That does look like a useful bit of kit Jim, I'm sure you will have loads of fun with it.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by daan » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:03 pm

That's a hefty locomotive.. :thumbright:
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Big Jim » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:15 pm

Just about a one man lift.
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Re: Enlargement - Part the Second.

Post by Lonsdaler » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:09 am

Big Jim wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:33 pm
It would appear that to protect polystyrene chips in transit they pack them with steam engines.

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This was not expected until Friday, however Postman Pat's big brother turned up with this at lunchtime, thankfully I was in and the current wife wasn't.
Ooooh - I am well jel! :thumbup:
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