Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Toys For Big Boys by Beano Boy

A New Collection is Now Ongoing

 Here are a couple of  newly bought Railway Engines for the HoneyWell Line.

First of all Thomas The Tank Engine,one of 1000,a limited edition in this  Metallic Blue.   He will be of enormous help around and about the rails bringing stuff i need to rebuild the railway up again.He`ll be in charge of bringing bricks and stone,ballast and new rails up the line where i will be working and even at break time a sandwich or two. At a push  Fish Finger Sandwiches will do,but Jam Butty`s are my all time favourite  when working. Sticky Mitts help stick the tracks down.

Bought from Rails of Sheffield,The MALLARD,brand spanking new. Having cardboard boxes a plenty bulging with period piece carriages i didn`t want a full train set. This is not Tender driven,so the motor is in the Engine!So it seems Hornby ,has finally learn`t a hard lesson ,because who wants a push along loco without a motor?

This Beautiful Engine ran like a dream upon it running in session it glided as if upon pure silk.
Mrs B,watching me type this,said. "it`s a Mallard,it should read like a duck taken to water!" 
So whatever one you like best is fine with me guys.

The new layout certainly welcomed this new addition that`s for sure as every bend and tunnel was not the least bit of a problem to this passing flash of blue.

Not having spent to much money for months,i decided to splash out and spoil myself.My Scratch building programme has helped channel more funds into a secret slush fund stashed away in rather big bags the contents of which are not laying in limbo waiting for the downpour of a rainy day.
They are for buying toys for big boys__mainly Me!

So i`ll be able to show these two off racing the rails for fun.


Well Folks Thomas Arrived!

             Nearly All Metal He is A Very Tough Going Powerful Little Tank of an Engine!

The reviews on this Hornby model Tank Engine was very helpful,because it claims and i have seen it on line that this little fellow will pull eight full length  railway carriages. So its going to be fun running him.

( Thomas,arrived and certainly is a flashy model Engine in his metallic blue,and i ran him in today. He sailed along upon every section of track like a dream,and i`m sure he is happy to be first in this,his brand new collection here at Fiddlewood. It has certainly put another funny side to our model railway which i like.If he raises a smile as he does the circuit with his carriages in tow then he has been well worth every Pound and Shinny Smooth Penny spent on him. With a more powerful motor installed he gets top marks from me,and the box he came in is an ace cool collectors thing!)

"Annie, did you know that BB,has bought us?"
"Yes Clarabel,i did know,and it`s so exciting!"
" Exciting! Whys that then Clarabel?"
"Well Annie,we get to meet FRED & MAYBELL!"
YIPPY! They both agreed.

                            Yes i added the other lighter shade of Thomas to the Toy Collection too.

   Brand New Full Working Trainset with Track,Transformer,and Control Box.        
  This will be a real thrill for our younger Grand Children to enjoy when they come to visit.
   As well as little o`ll me and Mrs B, too.

                                             IT ARRIVED ON TIME TODAY

             This Engine is very heavy it being the case it`s nearly all metal,but with the up-gunned powerful motor replacing that piece of junk that was installed in earlier models,he will powerfully pull my period piece model carriages as if they were as light as feathers.
What more of a recommendation can one give to any model?
Yes he is  toy like,but a toy likeness for big boys.
For young children buy the push along,or the wind up toys,which are the top of the range and almost indestructible. Whereas electric train sets are meant for model trains sailing upon the breezy rails of constant change and not for the often destructive hands of youngsters.
E Bay is full to the brim with broken high priced Thomas Engines,and Carriages ,so buy new because there is no economy in chucking good money in the bin!



                            The largest Engine of them all GOOD O`ll GORDIN!

                                 "Have a Nice Day Everybody Especially. You"  



                                                 THIS IS THE BRAND NEW JAMES

                                            ABOVE IS THE BRAND NEW HENRY
                                  "Yaaaa-Hoo! BB,lets get some steam up and run a few?"
                                    declared the eccentric Cowboy who sleeps in his boots!
 "i like to nibble my way through a good book. But watching trains is Good!"
  said the tiny Book Worm with a large appetite for highly educated reading !
                                  "All made for fun BB. he-he-he!" said the laughing green smiley!

Apart from HENRY, all the Engines shown are run in,and perfectly responded to a tiny amount of electric power,and soon they will be pulling waggon's and carriages around the layout.They are all Beautiful OO Scale Engines,based upon toys from a cartoon,but they are certainly not toys they are models with good motors,and therefore are not for 3 year old children. At 67 and still full of fun they are perfect for me and my tiny model railway.



i bought this Kit  Produced by DAPOL, in order to obtain the figures in their top hats.
 It`s a re-issue from the old  AIRFIX KIT,  Mould.                                                            
             As an avid collector  i often buy stuff just get my hands on hard to come by stuff,                    
            and so in this there is nothing surprising in this for me or Mrs B.                                                           

Yes Bought To Man My Electric  Set Below!

These are very hard to come by these days,and so i am very pleased to have just won this on E Bay.

Just one carriage can cost between £50- £75 ______i paid £10.00 for that one carriage above.




"Soon Put To Rights,With Those Above. and Some Self Tapping Screws!"

"So lets ride some rails!"


A Limited Edition One Out of 5000 Produced
The Locomotive was first produced by TRI- ANG in the year 1968.

Re-issued in 1983 the  R796  Locomotive,tender and three coaches.


A Beautiful Edition For The Railway Collection

                                             Thanks for you for looking  BB


  1. Beautiful trains BB, and the 'train smileys'...Have a nice week end!

    1. Thank you Phil,
      when Humbrol took over Hornby just over a year and a half ago things certainly started to change,and the newest Thomas range of Engines have more powerful motors in them which can rattle the carriages the track and pull them.Magic! You have a pleasent weekend too. See Yah Later BB

  2. Wonderfull trains! Can't wait to see a little movie when they are going on the tracks!


    1. Greetings from Fiddlewood Peter, i bought the entire collection of the Thomas range of Engines. i have a one more coming in the mail then i`ll film them,as best as i can anyway.Not much work seems to have gone on on the layout but i`ve been busy elsewhere making patterns,bridges and tunnels!Thanks for your interest my friend.BB

  3. Stephenson`s Rocket is so cool!

    1. Cool it is Phil,and the Loco "Rocket!" is in Mint Condition.This makes it special because usually bits are missing. Nice of you to visit this growing topic. BB

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    1. Hi Michal,all the trains are being pulled quite well by these Locomotives and bring a certain smile to the HONEYWELL Line. Very good of you to take time out to look,and comment too. Greetings from BB