Saturday, September 24, 2011
Last night I was watching Bargain Hunt and I saw a memory from my childhood. It was a Hornby (or maybe not) Tin Clockwork Train set. I have searched the internet for a photo, but can't find one exactly the same. Mine (although if the truth be told it probably belonged to my brother John) had a black steam engine, a coal tender (also black?) and a red and a green carriage with silver /grey roofs. It might have also had a smaller guardsvan, I'm not sure. I loved that train - to the extent that I feel extremely nostalgic every time I see one similar on television! Wonder what happened to it? This image is the closest I can find to what 'our' train looked like. From memory though the cabin of our engine was higher, and the engine and tender were both black. How I wish it was still around.