Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe Newsreel

Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe preview https://youtu.be/3wLlrreh6uY

A couple of screenshots of this Littleworth Peterborough area light railway which looks WW1 vintage. The driver wears what looks like Army Surplus battle dress.



Similar light potato or farm railways




Well worth watching …



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 “Quaint Railways 1933 British Pathe Newsreel”

  1. Really interesting pictures,both moving and still. I liked the almost garden lawnmower vibe of the potato train. What a big dog too, initially thought it must be a pony! Inspiration and a timely reminder to move the garden railway forward…

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    1. I thought of your garden light railway when watching this. I think the big dog and big normal railway engine were deliberately and oddly included to show how small the potato / light railways were. Then followed randomly by the model railway indoors to suggest the potato railway was just a big version of a toy train.

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