In celebration of the Peco Streamline paper bag...

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  1. Cowley

    Cowley Established Member

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    I bought some N gauge flexi track on Saturday that was presented to me in the standard paper bag pictured here:
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    It got me thinking though... I'm 45 now, yet I remember riding home on my bike from the model shop in Exeter as a 15 year old with exactly the same paper bag sticking out of my rucksack and wobbling around on the long ride home containing a few lengths of 00 flexi track paid for with my pocket money.
    I don't know if the design of the bag has changed over the intervening three decades, but I don't think it has?
    I know that on many of the forums threads any hint of nostalgic encouragement is there to be shot down by others (and probably rightly so). But...
    This small unchanging relic from a past era still doing its originally designed job in an unfussy way unnoticed by generations is something to be celebrated I reckon. :lol:
    (This is what's known as a slow news day ;))
     
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  3. big all

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    wow peco still going are they still at beer in devon ??
    i must have bought in excess off 100 metre perhaps 150 lengths nickle silver streamline but over 40 years ago :D
     
  4. Cowley

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    Still going Big all. We were there a couple of weeks ago.
    I wonder how many of those bags they've used over the decades..?
     
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    from memory it was 10x1m lengths in a corrugated cardboard packet but off course time can play tricks on our memories ;)
    the points where always in a proper from memory mainly blue colour printed box always large or medium radius as 3 links and jackson brass buffers dont work on small radius points or curves:D
     
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    Cardboard packets? That's ringing a faint bell...
    Is that what I actually remember from back then?
    Memory does strange things to a man.
     
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    as does 40 years off zoider enjoyment in my case:D
     

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