Not much from the beach this morning.

Thursday 19 June 2014.
Tried my luck on the beach again this morning and managed a total of £2.37 and a Thomas the Tank toy engine. Thomas is def a recent loss, he looks brand new. For the first couple of hours I was detecting the wet sand but nothing at all was coming out so moved up onto the dry and that's where I found the above. After five hours that was enough for me, it was sweltering and a lot of beach-goers were turning up. I would have had a dip in the sea to cool off but as the beach is steep you only have to walk out a few yards and your out your depth. I don't like deep water and to be honest I scream just as loud if I was being attacked by a great white shark or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot.
Oh well, another £2.37 for my metal detecting challenge so any finds are welcome.

***UPDATE***
The engine has been pointed out to me that's its not Thomas but James. Thank you Jordan :)

 ***ANOTHER UPDATE***
Jordan got back to me in the comments section saying he now thinks its Victor and not James so I did a bit of googling myself. After about 20 minutes I still wasn't sure as there are a couple of different red engines so I thought I would have a look underneath the engine to see who the manufacturer was and hopefully pinpoint it that way. I turned it over and guess what I saw, in big white capital letters was the name 'VICTOR'.

Sorry about that Jordan, its me that should say sorry to you for messing you around. But I appreciate your effort to ID it which you did get right.... You may slap me with a large wet fish :)


14 comments:

  1. Thomas! I think you'll find thats James...He's not as well known as his fellow steam locomotives...I'll give you that.
    James was more of an anarchist than the other engines, His reign as "top" train was short and bloody, Obviously this would not do in Sodor, and something clearly had to be done.
    Locals believe The Fat Controller & Thomas himself weres behind his demise and subsequent murder although this was mentioned but never proven in court.
    you can find all the information and conspiracy theories at the below website if your really interested, The London to Brighton railway line has become a shrine for all James locomotive enthusiasts, Fans still leave flowers at the exact spot where his dumped, mutilated (steam pipes cut, wheels hacked) body was found. RIP James.

    www.ivereallylosttheplotonthisone.co.uk

    Jordan

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  2. Ahaaaaaaaaa...so it is, thanks for pointing that out Jordan, it is indeed James. That is some story there and worthy of further investigation.

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  3. Oh hang on...after all that, I think it might be Victor and not James...James has a brass cowl thingy on top and his front bumper/shunty thing is black..Victor on the other hand does indeed have a yellow & black chevron "front bumper/shunty thing"

    ***front bumper shunty thing*** You can tell I'm an expert on trains cant you. :-D

    Sorry to mess you about Janner.

    Jordan.

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  4. LOL. We got there in the finish :D
    Comes to something when I can id an Emperor on a roman coin from nearly 2000 years ago but cant id a childs toy thats only a few weeks old.

    Jordan.

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  5. Janner a bad day detecting is still better than a good day at work....

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  6. Ah so right dick...and talking about work, the feckers paid me £34.32 short this month. There's me collecting small pieces of scrap lead etc for a couple of quid, and there's them robbing me... where's the justice, I have a small family and a big missus to support.

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  7. Certainly you misspoke with big missus right?

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  8. @Dick Stout. Either that or she certainly doesn't read this blog!

    Jordan.

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  9. That big missus thing is just a popular saying down here instead of saying I have a wife and family to support.
    To be honest my missus is skinny, in fact when she's naked and stands sideways with her tongue out she looks like a zip.

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  10. "when she's naked and stands sideways with her tongue out she looks like a zip". I really did "laugh out loud" at that one. :)

    Jordan.

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  11. Its a good job my missus don't read my blog eh :)

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  12. She will now. I just contacted her.

    http://www.stoutstandards.com/images/laugh.gif

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