Lonely Lines film British Pathe YouTube Channel

Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

2 thoughts on “Lonely Lines film British Pathe YouTube Channel”

  1. Another fantastic find Mark. I was really taken by Port Victoria, the pomp and circumstance of earlier years and the loneliness too. It would make a terrific model railway with the focus being on the guests and their uniforms etc.

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    1. A before and after Port Victoria railway would be a thing. I have seen exhibition toy Railways of two halves with the scenic boards in the middle (not the sides) and on either sides of these a different time or season railway. Clever.
      I checked Wikipedia for Port Victoria
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Victoria_railway_station
      Admiralty use in WW1 ( when Mr Hills was there from 1900 onwards?) It mentions a pre war 1939 Pathe film of the PortVictoria Kent station also with stationmaster Stephen Hills where all was looking much much smarter before the jetty was demolished in 1941 in wartime (in response to an invasion threat like many British piers)
      https://streaming.britishpathe.com/hls-vod/flash/00000000/00042000/00042571.mp4.m3u8

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