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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Fame Puzzles of Holland

Today's post, 15th February 2017, features two puzzles from a Dutch company that publishes under the Fame Puzzles brand. I have used one of the puzzles before but this post is improved by showing the two together.

First up is a 1000-piece example reproducing a Chris Nevard photograph, taken on the preserved Bluebell Railway in Sussex. Ex GWR 'Dukedog' class 4-4-0 locomotive No.9017 Earl of Berkeley is pictured in the untitled jigsaw, heading SR green coaches "near Waterworks", according to the legend accompanying Chris's original photograph. This class of locomotives was a hybrid class, based on the combination of two previous designs - the 'Duke 'class and the 'Bulldog' class. The class comprised 30 locomotives, built between 1936 and 1939. The loco is currently under static display awaiting overhaul.

The second photograph first appeared in the post of 26th August 2010. The 1000-piece, untitled puzzle features an ex Southern Railway (SR) 'U' class 2-6-0, No.1618, (built in 1928) complete with distinctive, white SR route discs, heading equally distinctive Pullman passenger stock. The pictorial setting of a glade of bluebells can be seen on the Bluebell Railway, at the appropriate time of year. The loco is preserved and owned by the Maunsell Locomotive Society. The photograph original was also by Chris Nevard.

If you are interested in buying any of the puzzles you have seen on this blog I am now in a process of downsizing my collection and some of my 400 puzzles must go. The process has already started and several have been sold on Ebay. Let me know of any you may be interested in by email (address above).