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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Two from Clementoni

Today's post, 10th August 2017, features two jigsaw puzzles from the Italian company, Clementoni - the first time on the blog for this manufacturer.

First up is a 1000-piece puzzle titled The Great Marquess. 'K4' class 2-6-0 No.3442 (BR No.61994) was designed by (Sir) Nigel Gresley and built in 1938, especially to run on the Scottish West Highland Line. She is now preserved and owned by the Scottish farmer, John Cameron, who also owns 'A4' class 4-6-2, No.60009 Union of South Africa.  The 'K4' class of 6 was built at Darlington Works between 1937 and 1939.

The second photograph shows the 500-piece jigsaw titled Ffestiniog. The narrow-gauge, Ffestiniog Railway (FR) in Wales is described in detail in the earlier post of 20th May 2014. The locomotive in the jigsaw photograph was built as a 0-4-0ST (saddle tank) design in 1893, by the Hunslet Engine Company of Leeds, for use on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway.  She was  hired by the FR in 1962 and purchased a year later.  She later ran with a tender attached as a 0-4-0 STT (saddle tank tender) and from 1970, as a 2-4-0 STT, re-built locomotive.

If you are interested in buying any of the puzzles you have previously seen on this blog* I am continuing the process of downsizing my collection and some of my 250 puzzles must go. Many have been sold privately, or on Ebay. Let me know of any you may be interested in by email (address directly above).

*Does not include the privately marketed, James Green puzzle, described in the previous post.