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by inoffapost
Wed Jan 10, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons closing down
Replies: 61
Views: 4637

Re: Hattons closing down

Just been looking around the website. Wow! So much stock already gone, in just 2 days already! I've got some stuff in my trunk and was hoping to add to it, but there isn't much there now. Ironically I cancelled my Accurascale Class 37 pre-order on Sunday before the announcement. Hope that didn't pus...
by inoffapost
Wed Jan 10, 2024 4:42 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Hattons closing down
Replies: 61
Views: 4637

Re: Hattons closing down

I've seen the reports by Charlie Bishop regarding the return of items and the Class 37 issue that a Hattons customer had. I try to keep the whole thing in perspective.Given the huge number of orders they must (have) processed there are going to be slip ups or mistakes. OK how they deal with it is a ...
by inoffapost
Tue Dec 26, 2023 12:03 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Polish trams and my model tram collection
Replies: 1
Views: 302

Re: Polish trams and my model tram collection

Ha!
I'm in Krakow at the moment. I'll have to have a look this week!
by inoffapost
Tue Dec 05, 2023 2:36 pm
Forum: Large Gauge Model Railway - including 1, O, and S
Topic: 50% price reduction
Replies: 0
Views: 1885

50% price reduction

I'm not modelling in O gauge myself but whilst browsing for deals on my main German supplier I noticed these and some other offers on O gauge locos with what appear to be some impressive price reductions. Of course, despatch costs and import taxes might need to be factored in, but even so, these mig...
by inoffapost
Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:40 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone currently buying?
Replies: 177
Views: 9341

Re: Anyone currently buying?

The model 37 with sound is in incredible $600. I had a look on the big H, and prior to adding international shipping plus AU GST on top, all Class 37s were sold out on pre-order. Closest price I could see was GBP£259 & not sure if that price is representative of the more popular BR Green liveri...
by inoffapost
Thu Oct 26, 2023 9:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Anyone currently buying?
Replies: 177
Views: 9341

Re: Anyone currently buying?

My German supplier Modellbahn Union have been running an 'Halloween' campaign with reduced prices on some items. I ordered a 3 wagon set of the Hornby OO MHA 2 axle spoil wagons, new, at 50 quid. They came today. I was surprised how charming they actually are! Excellent detail and lightly weathered ...
by inoffapost
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:46 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1571

Re: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?

I actually just noticed they are offering an EFE Class 58 OO pre-owned for 159. Now you can get the EWS livery one of these,new, for 104 now and I think Kernow have this grey/red stripe model new at 124. In fact, Kernow have one of the EWS 58's + 2 new Bachmann Seacows for 169 as a package all up! S...
by inoffapost
Mon Oct 23, 2023 10:39 pm
Forum: Welcome / Terms And Conditions / Guest Book
Topic: Cookies?
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Cookies?

Just tried to log in and was greeted by a cookie confirmation request box. Never had this on here before. Something new? I hate this particular one as it is an 'accept all' or 'confirm choice' deal. All the consents are turned off, which is good, but the 'legitimate interest' buttons are all on and ...
by inoffapost
Sun Oct 22, 2023 12:31 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1571

Re: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?

Nope, you are right. That is absolutely bonkers!
by inoffapost
Fri Oct 20, 2023 3:05 pm
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?
Replies: 29
Views: 1571

Re: Bonkers 'pre owned' pricing?

As an international customer to UK model railway shops I use Hatton's a lot compared to other shops due to shipping and trunk issues. I'm in exactly the same position being based in Germany. Hattons have been excellent in dealing with the Brexit issue and the 'Trunk' function is invaluable in holdi...
by inoffapost
Thu Oct 19, 2023 11:31 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: Freight question
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Freight question

Whilst Speedlink had already died a death by the period you are looking at, a good deal of mixed freight was still being hauled by Railfreight Distribution as Richard 08 already mentioned. They had a mainly 47 fleet, although some 37's, 90's and other bits and bobs. RfD was responsible for all the f...
by inoffapost
Wed Jul 26, 2023 10:21 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: EFE Class 58
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: EFE Class 58

Been a while since I started this thread but I finally got my hands on my EWS 'Bone' which I ordered from Rails back in January! It had been sitting at my daughter's place in the UK waiting for someone to bring it out to me in DE and that was finally achieved earlier this week. Very nice model, well...
by inoffapost
Tue May 23, 2023 11:57 am
Forum: Dapol
Topic: New Class 59
Replies: 46
Views: 3619

Re: New Class 59

Thanks for the pics! That was a fast delivery from DE. Sorry to hear about the medical issue. Good to know you are back on your feet. I quite like the mix of liveries anyway.Bit more realistic in a way. In my (real life) experience with wagon operation, rakes were often mixed up around the time of n...
by inoffapost
Tue May 16, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: New Class 59
Replies: 46
Views: 3619

Re: New Class 59

Actually, I stuffed up slightly by not reading the descriptions properly, so ordered four end wagons and two centre ones. I can't complain at that price though, and will look at whether I can convert two of the end wagons to centre versions (remove buffers and fill holes, maybe), or otherwise I'll ...
by inoffapost
Mon May 15, 2023 9:53 pm
Forum: Dapol
Topic: New Class 59
Replies: 46
Views: 3619

Re: New Class 59

Thanks for the heads-up. I just went and had a look, and put six of the Dapol Yeoman hoppers in at 20 Euros each, less VAT for me: two end wagons and two each of the remaining centre wagons (I'm not too concerned about having the same numbers twice, that can be hidden with a little weathering). Eve...