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CitroJim wrote: 14 Oct 2023, 05:43 Neil, we spotted these in the Cambridge Museum of Technology and thought of you :)

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Very much appreciated Jim, I will look them up on Brocross ( https://www.brocross.com/Bricks/Penmorfa/index.htm
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The humble brick, preserved and secured in a glass display cabinet, they wouldn't have thought that when they came out of the kiln!

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Pleased you enjoyed them Neil :)
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With incidental talk of Woodbines over on the whatsthisthen? thread, as an appreciator of graphic art and design the cigarette packet, in all its various brandings and forms was a memorable thing from an artistic point of view, not so much the product it contained.

The more familiar form of the woodbine packet is on the left, the more unusual tipped version on the right
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Can't say as I ever saw a packet of tipped ones and indeed, until now I didn't even realise they were a thing!
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This is how I remember them.
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My mum was also a ten a week smoker but her favourites were these:
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Meanwhile Dad was a pipe man, getting through a tin of this a week on average:
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mickthemaverick wrote: 15 Oct 2023, 19:04 My mum was also a ten a week smoker but her favourites were these:

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My maternal grandmother liked those... Like your mum Mick, very few in a week...
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Don’t get me started, 1962, bought my first packet of five Nelsons. I bought Nelsons ‘cos I think they were the only ones sold in fives.
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We used those tobacco tins for keeping nuts and bolts in - even if we didn't smoke. It seemed that everybody had at least one. Same with OXO tins, I still have one or two although the writing seems to have mostly dissapeared.

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Peter.N. wrote: 16 Oct 2023, 09:51 We used those tobacco tins for keeping nuts and bolts in - even if we didn't smoke. It seemed that everybody had at least one. Same with OXO tins, I still have one or two although the writing seems to have mostly dissapeared.

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Yes FCF faithful, photograph your storage tins, the older the better and bring them into the thread :-D

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I will try to remember. :?

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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 06 Oct 2023, 11:48 When did you last use, or see....
Carbon Paper?

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As an update to previous Carbon Paper shenanigans on the thread, I bought a new pack today...last one in the shop, and the assistant had to dig it out for me from a pile of other items, as she felt sure there was one left.

Here it is, confirmation that you can still buy it, if you know where to ask.
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Wasn't sure where to post this, coincidences or train buffs but this will do. I found out something I wasn't expecting today about the Hornby Fireman Sam train set from the late 80s.
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in particular the kid on the box playing with the set.
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it turns out he's my mate at work!!! His mother still has the first set thankfully because it's very rare. The downside is he told me, loads of ribbing to come from me and secondly he doesn't look like that anymore.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote: 16 Oct 2023, 11:52
Yes FCF faithful, photograph your storage tins, the older the better and bring them into the thread :-D

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Missed this till now, loads of old tins in my garage, mostly from my Grandad's and I suspect a good few predate me, will try and get some on here when get chance :)
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Probably the first model electric car racing set up I can remember is the Tri-ang Minic Motorway. Just look at the cars available...
http://www.minicmotorways.org.uk/alist.htm

Cars
No./Model

M1541 Rolls Royce M1542 Jaguar 3.4 M1543 Humber Super Snipe M1549 Firechief Humber M1552 Jaguar 3.8 Police Car (Flashing Light) M1552 Jaguar 3.8 Police Car M1553 Caravan M1555 Trailer with Boat M1556 Mercedes 220 Saloon M1557 Austin A40 M1558 Mercedes Benz 300SL M1559 Jaguar E-type M1560 Renault Floride M1567 Jaguar 3.4 M1568 Jaguar 3.4 M1573 Aston Martin DB4 G.T. M1574 Porsche Carrera G.T. M1576 Ferrari 500 Superfast M1577 Chevrolet Corvette M1581 Aston Martin DB6 M1582 Jaguar E-Type 2+2 M1587 Ford GT Mark 2 M1588 Ferrari 330/P4 M1589 Alfa Romeo T33 M1590 Porsche 907
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A typical set
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