Aye Hornby Dublo. I lost my 3 track layout and worse still my Duchess of Atholl loco during 1964 when was living in a flat in Hampstead. My mother moved house and I suspect that it may have been left in the loft. Your post brought back happy memories of the Christmas day 1954 when I got it,the day when my Dad and Uncle Bill monopolised it.....and I confess your post brought a tear to my eye!
A model railway clubs exhibition was smashed up by vandals the night before the event earlier this year, some of the exhibits were lifetime works and it made the news, Rod donated a five figure sum for to help the club and members get back up and running again.