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Nice one smokey !! The first picture on your post is the one I wrote about in your first thread and that I remember from my childhood. Certainly brings back memories !!
Interesting to see that there are still working examples of these around. Thanks for the memories.
 

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thanks, as you can see trains are a small part ( but getting bigger) so i'll keep to them on this forum
 

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Its just occured to me that Hornby no longer make clockwork trainsets and so a long tradition of providing clockwork motors as an alternative to electric motors to operate model railways is no longer available to the British public. 2003 seemed to be the last time a clockwork Hornby appeared in the guise of the one and only Thomas the Tank Engine. So another part of British history is consigned to the scrapyard.

And just at a time when sales of portable clockwork wind up devices is on the increase again!


Happy modelling
Gary
 

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Just imagine how the oil producers would react if somebody invented a clockwork car that could do 150 miles on one 5 minute wind up. Think of all the petrol duty Gordon Brown would not get!

Happy modelling
Gary
 

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>Just imagine how the oil producers would react if somebody invented a clockwork car that could do 150 miles on one 5 minute wind up.
The film / documentary "Who killed the electric car?" might give you an answer.

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QUOTE (Gary @ 19 Nov 2006, 17:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just imagine how the oil producers would react if somebody invented a clockwork car that could do 150 miles on one 5 minute wind up. Think of all the petrol duty Gordon Brown would not get!

Happy modelling
Gary



never seen "Who killed the electric car but i bet its intresting
 

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>never seen "Who killed the electric car but i bet its intresting
It's quite a recent release, so you should be able to find a trailer fairly easily.

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Found a link&#8230;..

Just as expected , its all boils down to money and governments around the world are ruled by the greed of the oil and motor industries
 

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QUOTE (Gary @ 19 Nov 2006, 17:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Just imagine how the oil producers would react if somebody invented a clockwork car that could do 150 miles on one 5 minute wind up. Think of all the petrol duty Gordon Brown would not get!

Happy modelling
Gary

Have you never heard of Manually Tensioned Spring Tax? Well neither have I, but I bet Tony & Co would soon introduce it!

Regards

John
 
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