Bettinsons were a big part of my formative years and i can recollect the various makes of model railways that used to appear in the shop windows during the the 1950's and 60's my dad was a model railway freak and i remember that he had a clockwork hornby O guage before updating it with an O guage electric which was then superseded by a hornby oo, the latter was his favourite and he built a complete railway set including most of the elecronic and automated gismos that were available at that time which included signals, points and many other accessories,after we had flown the nest he dedicated a complete bedroom to accomodate his hobby, when dad passed on in 1986 he left behind a fantastic collection which included 6 engines plus lots of rolling stock most of which were probably all purchased from your store, i remember Graham farrish trains used to be set up within the shop window but dad insisted that Twin Trix were the best, i recieved a Twin Trx set for my eleventh birthday but I never liked it as i remember that they did not look very realistic compared to hornby and graham farrish i well remember buying carriages and lenghts of track for the Trix and i was impressed with the smart red boxes that they were packed in, the after service was great and we never had any problems,I would be interested to know when Bettinsons stopped selling model railway merchandise as all this was a long time ago, anyway this has provoked good memories of yesteryear.
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