Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Classic Buildings

I have been looking out for some of the classic Triang rubber railway buildings as used by Don Featherstone in War Games.

Well I picked up 3 of them for the princely sum of £ 7.16 from ebay.

Spencer Smith Union infantry advancing post a barn.

I am still on the lookout for a Church.


johnpreece said...

Well done , that would not be a bad price for one building.

Did you know that Triang bought up a small company which made soft rubber squeaky toys of the type made now for pets. (when I was a child we played with them but simpler times!)

Having got the company, typically for British industry in the sixties they could not think of a way that the product fitted in their portfolio so they got them making these buildings. If you pick one up the squeaky toy lineage is fairly obvious. In any case I think the result is completely charming. They were only produced for 18 months or so.

PS if you know this to be a wargames urban myth, please don't tell me, modern life is boring enough as it is.

Heinz-Ulrich von Boffke said...

Well done! Now all you need are some of the old Merit trees. Terribly envious here (but pleased for you).

Best Regards,



Graham C said...

Going in full retro mode at the moment Mark, love it!

tradgardmastare said...

A splendid addition your gaming.

Captain Nolan said...

Nicely done!

The Good Soldier Svjek said...

A great find, be careful how you store them as being rubbery they are prone to getting brittle and cracking ,T

Allan Tidmarsh said...

Great find, nice buildings

joppy said...

I'm surprised that they survived this long. I seem to remember them being fairly thick and rubbery. Good find.

Stryker said...

A great find Mark - I had the church as a kid for my model railway but it saw more action with my toy soldiers! I also had some of the rubber poplar trees they produced. Sady neither have survived.