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Old 5th Dec 2018, 10:38
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
My father started his working life repairing cycles at Halfords, and, as I grew up in the immediate post-War era I was taught 'make-do-and-mend' - nothing was ever thrown away, things were either repaired or used to repair (or build) other items.
Remember tin plate clock work trains etc? Was there a boy that didn't fold back the little metal tabs and take off the body to see how it worked?

I think one of my most interesting demantles was the plastic bodied Sherman tank. The gearing so it was realistically slow, the cam to rotate the turret and the bellows to fire the gun smoke.
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