If you’re still searching for Christmas presents then here are a few ideas ranging from small collectable PenDelfin bunnies and Hornby engines to larger pieces such as a desirable early Poole Pottery vase designed by Alfred Read:
Rare PenDelfin Blue Rosa Rabbit designed by Jean Walmsley Heap
Poole Freeform Vase PGS Pattern Designed By Alfred Read
BOXED PenDelfin Picnic Table Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap
Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender
Shelley Harmony Range Miniature Blue Vase
Early PenDelfin Uncle Soames Designed By Jean Walmsley Heap
Crown Devon Fieldings Galleon pattern jug pattern M169
If you’re still shopping for Christmas presents then be sure to check out the Perfect Pieces website, www.PerfectPieces.co.uk. We have a wide range of antique pottery and collectable gift ideas to suit all budgets!
Here are a few Christmas present ideas for under £50:
If you have more than £50 to spend or less than £50 to spend then simply use the menus at the top of our website to select your price range. You’ll then be able to view everything we have to offer to suit your budget! If you have any questions on Christmas delivery times or specific order requests then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you have a model train village you’re looking to expand then be sure to check out our Trains & Models section. We have a wide range of Hornby OO gauge carriages as well as some interesting OO gauge steam locomotives. For example, in this section on the Perfect Pieces website you will currently find a lovely Trix Trains A H Peppercorn LNER 525 engine & tender still in its original box!
We also currently have for a sale a CORGI Original Omnibus OM41404 AEC Regent double decker model bus. This is a 1:76 scale bus which is the same as the OO gauge so is perfect for OO gauge model railway villages.
On the Perfect Pieces website we have a large selection of diecast models and OO gauge trains and carriages for sale. Pieces range from Corgi limited edition model buses to fine Hornby and LIMA locomotives.
Trains and models are collected for all sorts of reasons but many people collect them to expand the model worlds they create. If you’ve never seen a model world then you’ll be amazed. The time, effort and detailing that goes into them can be superb. The National Railway Museum at York has a fine example stretching some distance through two galleries. This museum is certainly worth a trip even if you’re not an enthusiast. With free entry it really is fascinating and you can spend hours wandering around the full size locomotives, watching films and browsing the archives.
If you have created a model world built around trains, buses or anything else at all, then leave us a comment or email us a photograph which we can publish on the blog – we’d love to see your creations.
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Here are some pictures from a model creator we’ve had sent in. It looks amazing with huge amounts of detail gone into both the scenery and track layout.
There’s nothing like a steam train to create a glow of nostalgia and a sense of rail-born romance.
All over the UK, small groups of enthusiasts keep old trains and short lines open through devoted volunteer efforts and by capturing the public’s desire to experience travel by steam train – especially in the countryside.
One of the best I’ve ever travelled on is the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs from the market town of Pickering, through Goathland (of ITV Heartbeat fame) up to the village of Grosmont, in the heart of the Yorkshire Moors. The trains and stations have been really well preserved and vintage diesels are in use as well as steam engines.
If you are in the area, it is well worth a visit – even if you just stand at the station and admire the locomotives from the platform!
If railway modelling is more your thing, then we have a range of OO Gauge steam trains that should complement a period layout perfectly. In stock at the time of writing are:
Trix Trains A H Peppercorn 4-6-2 LNER 525 Engine & Tender – click here
Hornby R378 4-4-0 Class D49 Cheshire Locomotive & Tender, LNER 2753 Cheshire – click here
Hornby R063 BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 7 Locomotive & Tender – click here
LIMA 205111 MWG Class 45XX Prairie Tank 2-6-2 GWR Loco – click here
Hornby R252 Class J83 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, LNER 8477 Steam Engine – click here
We’ve also got 20 OO gauge carriages and several 1:76 scale (OO gauge) die cast buses, trolley buses and trams in stock at present.
We’ve recently expanded the Perfect Pieces Trains & Models section to include OO Gauge Locomotives – Steam & Diesel and OO Gauge Coaches And Carriages. We now have a wide selection of Hornby engines and tenders all for 1:76 scale OO gauge tracks including this Hornby 4-4-0 Class Cheshire loco & tender, Hornby model R378: