bike2steam wrote:b308 wrote:Didn't know you owned that shop Paul, I used to go in quite regularly when we had our PNBs down there, used to be good for picking up some odd books on foreign railways and browsing the secondhand downstairs... Also visited that model shop further along the road... Not been out of the station for years as all our PNBs are now at Reading...
Oh yes, and quite enjoyed it, and still miss it. I was blessed with a large regular clientele, of which a big proportion were railway employee's, with some well known 'names' in the industry. The shop up the road being Derek Purkiss ( Dodgey Derek to some) ' Bournemouth Model Centre', an excellent shop, with a knowledgeable proprietor, as long as you can go along with his quirky sense of humour
Oh 'Essex', you've lost me with the 'bi-focals' analogy ??.
Was this Holdenhurst Road perchance, I used to pop in once in a while, whenever we visited
the wife's grandmother. He used to do a pretty good custom t/t as I recall.