This month my Magazine of choice is not the usual history or gaming material.
Thomas and Friends Magazine itself might soon be rapidly recycled to someone amongst friends and family suitably young enough to enjoy the stickers and colouring in (although in these well-being days, colouring in could well be the preserve of de-stressing adults). However, Emily, the reason for buying the magazine will be staying right here!
Emily in the Thomas the Tank Engine stories is a suitably old looking Victorian engine, apparently based on a real Great Northern Stirling 4-2-2 engine. These engines were operational from 1870 to the late 1890s and out of operation by 1916.
These are push-along toy engines for child’s play, simple magazine gifts, so no rolling stock is available.
She should make a useful mid to late looking Victorian engine for any suitable period gaming – any carriages will have to be scratchmade or cannibalised from the Train in a Tin sets appropriately for any gaming scenarios.
Available in a newsagents near you this month.
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on Sidetracked 12 January 2019.