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old mart24/05/2021 21:13:56
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My cousin who was a small boy during the war was taught to make a toy that looked like a table tennis bat which had four chickens on it. They pecked in turn worked by threads passing through the top to a carved wooden ball beneath. He made me one when I was about 5. He was taught by a German prisoner of war.

peter smith 524/05/2021 22:00:35
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Hi The drawings were published in Hobbies mag in late 40’s. My wife’s uncle made one for her which we still have somewhere. He drove the loco that ran around Slough Trading Estates business park, painted green with a bell attached by a rod from the cross head to warn of its approach. One smoggy night the loco and trucks shunting parts for Citroen Avant cars ( they were assembled there ) ran over a killed a lady on her push bike who thought she could make it.

robin coleman24/05/2021 22:02:00
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I have no ide but it looks a good riveted repair.cast iron is a hard material to repair so it was a good easy to do repair.

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