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by GWR_fan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Goods shed operation

Many thanks. OK unless the fat controller is in the yard.
by GWR_fan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Re: Goods shed operation

Many thanks, my feelings but I thought that I should ask.
by GWR_fan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Goods shed operation
Replies: 5
Views: 54

Goods shed operation

Would a steam or diesel locomotive have travelled through a goods shed or would the waggons be shunted with the loco remaining outside the shed, please?
by GWR_fan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

....... I also keep an eye on ebay store FNQhobbies they get some decent stock from time to time, other than that like you I buy from the UK. Cheers Dave Dave, you will not find a nicer gentleman than Mark at FNQhobbies. I have dealt with him on several (many) occasions and always have nothing but ...
by GWR_fan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Model Railway Shop
Topic: Australian Hobby Shops.
Replies: 11
Views: 100

Re: Australian Hobby Shops.

Living in Sydney one would expect with a population of over 3 million people that one could buy most items for a hobby. Alas, as already written the mainstream hobby store will usually only offer goods at full retail and then a very limited range. Some stores may offer a loyalty discount to regular ...
by GWR_fan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned site
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Hattons Pre-owned site

The store seems to have fixed their issue. I just purchased several Railfreight four-wheel vans and received the order processed email. Went back to the site and the items had been removed from sale. I find the system generally works very well and when issues do occur all it takes is an email in off...
by GWR_fan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned site
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Hattons Pre-owned site

Do you have the option for live chat on there during office hours? (do they still do that service?) There is an "Ask a question" prompt on the lower right hand side of the screen which looks like a live chat link. Currently 2 am British time, so if not receiving a response to my emails in...
by GWR_fan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons Pre-owned site
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Hattons Pre-owned site

Just wondering if anyone else is having issues with the "Pre-owned" site. I purchased several items and immediately received the order processed email with the picking list number and yet the items purchased almost eleven hours ago are still listed as available for sale. I emailed the stor...
by GWR_fan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: More eBay nonsense...........
Replies: 1177
Views: 121316

Re: More eBay nonsense...........

Weird, worth £40 at most.... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LMS-Duchess-of-Sutherland-6233-Locomotive-for-Hornby-OO-Gauge-Sets-/312090296327?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=UpJnL2Y7Mb%252Bduk0D0bMh%252Flecq3Y%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc If you look at ...
by GWR_fan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: DCC Forum
Topic: Class 350 Desiro.
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

Re: Class 350 Desiro.

Pete, five years later and still the same issue, I would ignore the onboard PCB, break the set electrically in the middle and power two cars with the sound decoder and an additional decoder looking after lighting in the other two cars. Replace the overhead lighting with the inexpensive lighting stri...
by GWR_fan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1293

Re: Hornby in the news today

Given its apparent failure to meet several financial goalposts I believe under the current corporate structure, without a massive injection of OR cash, there is not really much future. The administrators may require a UK buyer to bail the company out so that would rule out the likes of Kader seizing...
by GWR_fan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Heljan
Topic: GWR 47xx Night Owl 2-8-0
Replies: 24
Views: 1830

Re: GWR 47xx Night Owl 2-8-0

After seeing the latest disaster on another site I am glad that caution overrode my impatience. Edit: the nightmare just gets worse. Given the time this loco has taken to get to market there is no excuse for the faults being found. The OR release issues with their three locomotives convinced me to a...
by GWR_fan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1293

Re: Hornby in the news today

Keiron,
that guy would need a bag of spares, a box of Panadol to calm his nerves and a box of washing powder to clean his underwear.
by GWR_fan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1293

Re: Hornby in the news today

Much has been said about Chinese manufacturers bypassing the middleman and releasing product ex-factory. A case in point is product once released by an American manufacturer Aristo-Craft who produced largescale trains. Now Kader actually owned the tooling and Aristo contracted production runs. With ...
by GWR_fan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hornby in the news today
Replies: 86
Views: 1293

Re: Hornby in the news today

As regards the labour cost to production, I was viewing a report on the latest trade war tariff situation regarding imports to China. The latest iphone 10 contains roughly $300.00 of imported parts (ex-Europe) into China where those parts are assembled. The labour cost to assemble an iphone 10 was q...

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