The signalman's pride and joy

Tim Hale

The signalman's pride and joy

Postby Tim Hale » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:39 pm

The machine is supposed to be an ex-Don R BSA M20 499cc side valve. After demob, the signalman at Beaminster Junction bought it for just £4/19s/11d from Pride and Clarkes on Stockwell Road. The photo is a cruel enlargement, the model is no more than 24mm long however I think that the canvas holdalls are pretty neat.

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Re: The signalman's pride and joy

Postby Tim V » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:21 pm

I think I've ridden one of these in civilian guise.

Started fairly easily (nearly one bang a telegraph pole), it was a comfy ride, and quite easy to handle. I was offered it for £12 (in 1973), I didn't have the space for it so kept on with my D3 Bantam.
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Re: The signalman's pride and joy

Postby Bulwell Hall » Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:44 am

Hi Tim

Very nice indeed! Please tell us more - is it scratchbuilt or is it a casting? If it is a casting where did you get it? So far as I am aware most of the signalmen at Maiden Newton in the early post-war period actually lived in the village but a relief signalman may well have had such a machine and one would look very nice parked outside Maiden Newton signalbox.

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