It seems very easy to buy a loco crew for steam locos, but almost impossible to get some seated diesel drivers. There must be lot of diesels out there with empty cabs. Does anyone know where I can get some diesel drivers - preferably unpainted?
Have consulted an old motor mechanic ( Used to work in a Mobil garage ) and he said it might have been a Raleigh Karryall Van. In a way the Reliant Regent is the same thing as it was made using old Raleigh tooling I understand.
But in all my time I've never seen a Mobil, Texaco or Shell garage, I've seen garages that use their products, I've even seen *filling stations* that sell their fuels but I've never see a garage run by any of them. Yes a tad pedantic perhaps but as I said, it just grates on me.
Put it this way, we all know that a LMS Jinty could be called 'Thomas', a GWR Pannier could be called 'Duck', so would we (as railway enthusiasts) not get annoyed by a parent pointing out a Pannier tank to their tot and shouting out "There's Thomas"...
Not my intention at all, he was a great foreman motor mechanic, but I was not attempting to impress anyone but simply implying how long ago it was when he was a motor mechanic.
I can't remember the last time I actually saw a Mobil service station as they are all under the ESSO banner these days, hence my reference to it and Mobil themselves are part of EXXON.
To put your mind at rest the garage in question sold Mobil fuel & lubricants ( a gallon of 4 star was 5 shillings & 6 pence or about 27 pence ) and had illuminated The Flying Horse logo above the main workshop doorway. I wish I could have bought the logo for myself but apparently it was destroyed by the demolishion gang who were making way for a road widening scheme that never happened. :-(