At my daughters school - which is a mere 150 yards from my front door - there is a monthly Toy and Train fare. I have lived in my house for a shade over six years and have never been to this fare at all - which is a real shame as it is, by all accounts, a veritable treasure house of goodies. The picture above is the result of a visit to the most recent of these fairs by my good friend, Chris Hardman.
The trees are of course, by Merit and are the ones that I have been after for some time. they came in their original boxes and there are six fir trees and three alder. The sets are complete but the trunk sections are unusable as they have been afflicted by the perennial problem of old polythene - becoming brittle. In fact they snapped very readily but fortunately I have a supply of plastic tree bases from K and M trees acquired some time ago that will suffice.
I reckon I will need another box of each and one of poplar trees and that will be more than enough for my needs. The best piece of news in connection with this acquisition though was the cost - £1 a box.
My thanks once again to Chris for spotting and acquiring these for me and I have made a mental note that when the next fair is on - 28th August - I shall certainly have to pay it a visit!