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by b308
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 419

Re: UK or Bust 2020

It goes back to what several of us have said already. You need to make a list of what you all want to see, done in order of priority. Then we can advise you of what is possible and what isn't. 9 days is insufficient even to do one small part of our island!
by b308
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 419

Re: UK or Bust 2020

Canal narrowboating (not barging unless you are a wide beam boat on the Leeds Liverpool!) is a pleasant way to get around (slowly!). Depending on the time of year it can be very busy which for me spoiled things somewhat. The English canal system (with a little bit of Wales) can be anything from very...
by b308
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: '60009' Trundling to M.N.R, Norfolk - Some Advice Needed

The people who own it have a FB page so you can follow it there: https://www.facebook.com/cameronrailway/ BTW it's just an "A4 class", Mallard is just one of the class (though rather famous!), it didn't give it's name to the class. Just like the class that Flying Scotsman belongs to is kno...
by b308
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: Gaps in track
Replies: 11
Views: 240

Re: Gaps in track

That's the way I do it, Jim.
by b308
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General Model Railway Discussion / News
Topic: UK or Bust 2020
Replies: 23
Views: 419

Re: UK or Bust 2020

I would agree with Dublo. I'd have a chat with your fellow travellers and then decide on an itinerary. Railways are useful to get around between major places but can be very lacking in other ways. You mentioned the Lake District but there is only one line that goes into it and then only to Windermer...
by b308
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Bigmet they are antics as they could have chosen firstly to order something which didn't clash and secondly use an existing manufacturers like others have done. They didn't, they deliberately chose to duplicate an existing model and break their terms and conditions. It was a deliberate act. Bachmann...
by b308
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I wouldn't know about their pricing for OO SG but a look at other shop's listings would indicate that their pricing is no different to the others such as Hornby. Gestation times and cancellations have always been part and parcel of the model railway manufacturer's annoying habits, Bachmann aren't th...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

All the other major manufacturers have got the same track record some even worse. Let's put this to bed. Bachmann have terms and conditions which Hattons chose deliberately to break. "Called their bluff"! Bachmann did what they said they would do. That's it really. Hattons flexed their mus...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

So far sales of 009 have proved that there is a profitable market for such models. Bachmann have proved flexible enough to realise that and are making money from it. Successfully developing a new market is the very essence of a successful business. Ok you might not want it but they and Peco have pro...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I suppose there are always more extreme examples of pricing from all the manufacturers that can be quoted, the fact is the majority are more reasonable priced... Which i suppose doesn't help when your chosen prototype happens to be one of the more expensive! Modelling Continental narrow gauge I've b...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

As I said you are too standard gauge orientated to see what Bachmann have been doing. I AM talking Bachmann Europe as you'd have seen if you read my post, Bachmann Europe launched a new 009 range last year which is still developing and several of their buildings are narrow gauge based, it's not just...
by b308
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

If we look at the business ethos of both companies , one is supplying models at a discount to the consumer and introducing new choices . The other has increased prices dramatically in the last 5 years , at least 35% and in some cases much more than that , is restricting discounts to a max of 15% fo...
by b308
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

Bachmann are way ahead of the others in some respects, namely RTR 009, so I don't think they are in any way slugish or falling behind the others, in fact I'd say they are still ahead of the game, espcially with their prime competitor in the UK, Hornby.
by b308
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Bachmann
Topic: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist
Replies: 44
Views: 762

Re: Bachmann no longer list Hattons as a stockist

I doubt it will make any difference at all to Bachmann, Geoff. Hattons are one of several hundred shops so it's hardly limiting where we can get their stuff. If anything it's going to considerably reduce Hatton's turnover rather than Bachmann's as it takes out a rather large chunk of their sales sto...

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