Recently my wife and I visited the South Devon Railway at Buckfastleigh for a trip to Totnes Riverside and back behind a good old steam train. Waiting on the platform in the sunshine I was taken back to my childhood when a runabout ticket bought a week of travel to a variety of popular holiday resorts in the south west. Torquay, Paignton, Teignmouh and Dawlish to name a few. Is it any wonder that the sights and sounds of the Pannier Tank engine as it came to a halt triggered a tsunami of memories from the past. When you look at your diecast collections, are there particular models that have the ability to send you down memory lane. I expect the answer is yes.
Hot on the heels of the previous exclusive comes a 1:18 resin model of the #3 Jaguar D-Type as driven to victory by Ron Flockhart and Ivor Bueb in the 1957 Le Mans 24 Hours.
It was good to read that Hornby are moving forward and CEO Lyndon Davies plan to turn the company around is beginning to bear fruit. Lyndon had this to say following the lastest financial report “ Over the last 18 months we've created the foundations for the future across all parts of the business. We really have got to grips with things now and there is a renewed passion reverberating around the corridors at our ancestral home in Margate, which we returned to earlier this year”. Clearly there is still a lot to do to bring the company back to profit, but the signs are positive.
For our collectors of bus and coach models, oxford have released two 1:76 scale models of the Duple Commander Mk11 coaches.
Seen recently delivering in Ivybridge. This Speedy Freight by Eddie Stobart delivery lorry will make a great edition to the collections of Eddie fans.
Speedy Freight is a franchised business offering a 24-hour, same-day expedited freight service to businesses, specialising in single load, point-to-point urgent deliveries.
Speedy Freight has grown rapidly in recent years along with dedicated delivery services to business customers in the retail, e-commerce and industrial sectors, many of whom are shared with Eddie Stobart.