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Immense fun - basic but nostalgic...
on 3 April 2009
As someone who can remember this series as a child...the music brings back memories... it IS basic childrens TV...but for those of us who love(d) steam..its fun.
OK the stories arent "gripping", and for me the basic acting was a bit fun...but seeing the railway I grew up to love... and seeing the loco I eventually got to actually DRIVE. its PURE MAGIC. 6412 being used and abused on a lovely railway in a beautiful part of the country.
Considering its age...its a good transfer.. strange to see Sheila Fearne, Peter (Chief Scout) Duncan and Gwyneth(Only fools and horses) Strong on early roles its a great way to spend a few hours..
All I'd say is... if you like this..buy it but please go and visit the railway too.. the WSR is a lovely railway and even though the Flyer has moved on to smaller railways (the passenger trains got too big for her..and thats a great recommendation for a lovely line) - the WSR is a great place. And for those who know the line... happy scenery spotting!
Buy it from the shop at Minehead and SUPPORT your railway!
Buy it and enjoy some nostalga