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!
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