Railway Curiosities 1935 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 “Railway Curiosities 1935 British Pathe Youtube Channel”

  1. Thank you for posting this footage, made me smile. I do like the way that certain narrow gauge trains go along roads through villages and towns. I subscribe to an 009 society magazine ( 23page magazine with colour every month through the post) which features such scenes regularly. The miners skateboard or perhaps railboard footage was fascinating. I wonder if such items can be found in the dusty corner of an antique shop somewhere…

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    1. Absolutely, this rail skate board would be a curious “Mystery scrap or antique object”.
      The railways in Cornwall and Devon and in my own village were like these European (Tradgardian?) railways running along the street narrowly past houses and front doors with few level crossings – health and safety?

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