Things you dont see anymore

Billy The Fish

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Plastic submarines with a space in the conning tower for baking powder. They were supposed to submerge somehow but I never got one to work.
 

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Used to love them and made me own with plastic bags, cotton and a toy soldier.
You were lucky!

We used to nick one of granddad's hankies, a ball of string and a big wooden 'dolly' clothes peg as the 'soldier'
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Haven't seen these for years. Cap Bombs.

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Something similar in the depot yard once.We were bored
A 1”Iron cap,aload of heads from Swan Vesta matches put in the cap,then screw a 1”plug into the cap tightly.
Throw it hard onto the ground well away from yourself,a hell of a bang & the thing can fly anywhere as proved by a huge dent in a van door😁

Don’t Try This at Home !!😁😁
 
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StroudGrecian

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You won't be seeing these for much longer on the Island of Wight. These 1938 Metropolitan underground trains will be withdrawn at the end of the year, new track will be laid and they getting new old trains, refurbished District Line trains that will be battery operated.

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I travelled on one of these at the weekend. The novelty value was quickly surpassed by the terror at how much we were thrown around when it picked up any speed - apparently due to worn bearings.
 

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Could never get these to work. But I am reminded that me and me mate used to set fire to plastic toy soldiers - the sound the dripping plastic made was amazing, particularly when dropped into water. And you then got soldiers with hideous twisted 'war injuries' - we ended up with a 'Hiroshima' battalion.
 
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