The Triang Railway (Rovex Scale Models) factory seen in July 1963 while in a coach returning from the 6th Form outing to Margate. Grabbed very hastely with a 2.25 inch square (120 film size) camera - one of the last films I shot in this format before moving over to 35mm.
And perhaps this would make an unusual bookshelf model?
The photo was taken on the same July 1963 outing as the one above. This was a narrow gauge electric railway (2ft?) with tram-style overhead pickup which ran through an old railway tunnel. This tunnel had been built for standard gauge trains virtually from the beach at Ramsgate up to a mainline. No doubt the two or three Forum members who know that part of the world will fill out the details for us.
I suspect we were returning home quite late in the day, so perhaps most people had already gone home from the Triang factory leaving it clear of cars?
And have you noted the two lads and their machines? No helmets, no leather jackets....
Life was far less hectic in those days - these days full protective kit is essential. Just looked at the photo again - the grass verge is much narrower now on the Hornby side as it's used for car parking - it also appears to be a private road where the motorclyists are now.
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