DAMN IT ! ... thinks Wolfgang.
Where the hell is Hank Hatchet when you need him ?
That good fer nutink sidewinder is NEVER to be found !
Actually Hank Hatchet, the car-shop guy, is where he's ALWAYS to be found...
...in the back room of the Gold Nugget Saloon, drinkin' and playin' cards !!
Later in the day, or very early the next morning, depending on how things roll that night...
...in one of the half-dozen 6x4 back rooms of the Sheriffs Office !!
The railroad uses genuineee U.S equipment (2nd hand, of course) from Bastardmann PA...
...& perfectly detailed, authentically scaled from railroad blueprints, engines straight outta Compton.
They also run quite a lot of 2nd hand rusty ol' crap imported from Blightey.
Looks like Wolfgang is gonna have to check out the 3 new ore-cars from across the pond himself.
The penny-pinching M.M.M management bought the lot for £0.99p !
The cross Atlantic shipping cost of £2.90p had the M.M.M accountants burning the midnight oil though.
Wolfgang finds an ancient builders-plate on the car body.
Can't quite make it out.
It either says, Tri-ang R116 England, or Salada Wagon Works.
& there's a date.
1867 ? or, no, 1967 !
That can't be right thinks Wolfgang, it's the 31st of December 1939...
...The Swingin' '60s haven't happened yet !
That blue hopper wagon predates my orange Triang hopper, but look like it has the same dumping gear installed in the bottom of the hopper. So my orange hopper may have had up to 10 years of product development before I got to play with mine many years ago
Unanderra in oz