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I have been going through my late dads stuff and he has a stack of maybe 30 or so of these magazines. All yellowed and well used but still readable. free for collection in South London Streatham SW16.
Just for nostalgia scan the covers and post them here.
At the last count:- Focus Variado, Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa.
Can any one here tell me whats that all about?
nice train set around the garden.
where have all these people gone?
At one time there were many people in this country with the skills to build such things and they derived satisfaction from both using those skills and displaying their achievements. We lived in a simpler time then too, and hence just running trains in your garden entertained. Those people have long since died and have not been replaced (in quantity) by others with similar skills, we now manufacture relatively little in the U.K. and there has been a shift of skills (specialist ability) to other things (occupations). That’s just how it is, times change ... typically the younger generations are a wizz on IT stuff but haven’t the simple mechanical skills to mend a puncture.
In my yoof, we were on a night exercise when I was in the ATC. Reading a map by poor torchlight did nothing much for our abilities, but we followed the NCO when he said "that way lads!" He was right of course and we got to the rendezvous, but not until we had followed one of these raised train tracks across a well-manicured lawn, which ended up in a conservatory (well, more likely a sun room). We all crept passed the side of the house single file, then ran like H***!