Opening Page
Puzzle
Book Intro
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Conclusion
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Conclusion

Key:

You now have a complete phrase which comprises the "key message":
I FIND ONLY GHOST TRAINS AT THIS OLD STATION
EVEN TRAIN SPOTTERS NOSTALGIC MEMORIES NEED IMAGINATION AT DISUSED LINE
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This key enables you to find where the lost engine is located.
TAKE THE FIRST LETTER OF EACH WORD OF THE PHRASE AND MIX THEM UP - YOU WILL FIND THEY FORM AN ANAGRAM OF A PLACE WHICH IS DESCRIBED BY THE KEY MESSAGE
MANGOTSFIELD STATION

Boy's Name:
You now have 12 words. You have been told that our train spotter's name is in two parts and is repeated. If you have twelve words then a two part name has been given to you six times. So put the 12 words into two groups of six.
You will find that each of the words on the left can only be put together with one boy's first name and those on the right can only but put with one word which could make a surname
PIPER WARDEN
SAINT PARADE
RABBIT MOUSE
PAN BELL
SHAM YARD
BLUE SERVICE

Those on the left all fit with the name PETER

PETER PIPER
PETER SAINT
PETER RABBIT
PETER PAN
PETER SHAM
PETER BLUE

 

Those on the right all fit with the word CHURCH

CHURCH WARDEN
CHURCH PARADE
CHURCH MOUSE
CHURCH BELL
CHURCH YARD
CHURCH SERVICE
THE TRAIN SPOTTER'S NAME IS
PETER CHURCH
Article:

At the end of our treasure trail we have the word TIME and are told to link it to an end at the beginning. The beginning, if you can remember that far back was GLASTONBURY. An end is another way of saying a death and King Arthur's grave is marked in Glastonbury Abbey. A circle is something which has no end or beginning and one thing for which King Arthur was renowned was the round table. The thing which has no end or beginning is a TABLE.
So we link the word TIME with the word TABLE and the article which should have been sent in with each entry is a

TIMETABLE

Although there are no direct clues on the front cover, the main picture is a tunnel which shows a light at the end. This is, in effect the same as the puzzle - there is an answer at the end. One other reason for this choice was that Steve used to travel from Staple Hill in Bristol, to go to Bath. He therefore had to go through Staple Hill Tunnel to get to Mangotsfield and the basis for the tunnel on the front cover is the one at Staple Hill - so you go through this tunnel to get to the answer.

The pictures around the main picture are all just hints which were attractive decoration. The honeysuckle winds and twists like the puzzle in a clockwise direction. The bramble shows that it is a thorny problem with many snags. The key shows that there is a secret to unlock and the signal tells you that there will be signals along the way. The pile of books indicate that research may be necessary in order to solve the problem.

THE GOLD ENGINE HAS NOW BEEN DONATED TO THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION FOR THEM TO AUCTION FOR THEIR FUNDS. AS YET NO BUYER HAS BEEN FOUND SO IF YOU KNOW OF A COLLECTOR WHO MAY BE WILLING TO MEET THE RESERVE PRICE THEN PLEASE - Click to email.

Anyone who enjoyed the book is invited to make a donation in Steve's memory,
direct to the Intensive Care Unit at
Weston super Mare General Hospital, Grange Road,
Uphill, Weston super Mare,
Somerset, England -
it would be much appreciated.
(Cheques should be made payable to the Weston Area Health Trust and your letter should make it clear that the donation is for Intensive Care - thank you).

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