|Valentine, Drascombe Coaster No281|
I found out, this week, that Daisy II has a twin - Valentine - which currently is kept in Scotland and is Coaster No281. As well as being the ensuing hull number, she also features the same round windows and leads me to believe that HM did indeed produce at least one more coaster prior to calling in the receivers. But, a few questions spring to mind:
Firstly, how many more of these round-windowed coasters were built? On the recent east coast cruise, we saw coaster Virginia, which features three round windows on either side, but this is a rather earlier model. Moreover, why did the builders suddenly start a run of round-windowed coasters - and were there any others in this particular run?