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was produced by the Winton programme for the public understanding of risk based in the Statistical Laboratory in the University of Cambridge. The aim was to help improve the way that uncertainty and risk are discussed in society, and show how probability and statistics can be both useful and entertaining.

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I have for some twenty years been modelling railway locomotives, wagons and, just recently, passenger coaches. To go with a particular locomotive I decided to build a set of five coaches thus making a train which would have worked the London to Bournemouth and west country services I remembered as a lad. I decided to start with a coach number S63S, one of two such coaches of this design included in my particular fixed set formation. The kit for this coach was bought at a model railway exhibition in Reading before christmas . At the same time I ordered a book online which I hoped would have photographs to assist in the accurate building of this kit as well as aiding in other research. Some forty of this type of coach were built so imagine my surprise when I found number S63S depicted in a train at Bournemouth in the mid 1960s. However I was even more surprised that the picture includes a youthful image of me leaning out of one of the windows. I have a very clear recollection of this trip as it was made on the last weekend of steam working on this line prior to its electrification. It is also the only time I travelled this route. Regards Tony H
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