I was doing some research for Doug and discovered some interesting info about one of my local stockists:-
North Wales Land Cruise 1954
Now I used to watch these landcruise trains enter Barmouth and so this was an interesting read.
One of our MRF members who also happens to have a hobby shop used to drive Deltic locos on the East Coast mainline.
It has occurred to me that every model railway hobby shop owner could have some interesting railway tales to tell and so next time you pop in to your local model shop ask the owner what he used to get up to before he starting selling model trains.
The answer may surprise you!