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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Emettman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:23 am

Anyone fancy a tram, with 9mm street track?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/N-gauge-kato-bundle-including-tram-track-controller-11-107-chassis-6-bogies/273442460884?hash=item3faa70d4d4:g:-QQAAOSwy6lbjUTH


It's just asking for an OO plastic body on it. Or N, for that matter. Track's worth about £20.
And that controller!

(If anyone says "yes" I'll stay away, but otherwise I'll be keeping an eye on the price and if it stays low I might just try for a bargain.)

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:06 pm

Did it a couple of years ago.
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The tram came from the secodhand honesty box at GWSR think I gave £6. The mechanism is the powered chassis which goes under the coach of the N gauge Thomas, let into a hole cut in the die cast floor. Purchased from PlazaJapan, took about 10 days to arrive. The working bow collector was my first attempt at making one from paperclips and some springy phosphor bronze wire that I wound into a couple of springs which fight each other to make the bow stand upright. The tram is an H0 model of a metre gauge prototype. So the 9mm gauge track is a tad undersized, but no worse than 00 track for standard gauge. I tested it out on a 2m long board (a piece of 6mm x 98mm stripwood from B&Q, for poles I used wooden skewers, cross spans and conductor wire I straightened the copper stripped from bell wire, by clamping it to the top shelf of my book case and borrowing the two pound weight from my wife's kitchen scales to put some tension in it. Had to use imperial weights as they are old fashioned brass ones with a loop handle, the metric ones are poncy chrome things shaped like skimming stones. There was a bit of video showing it reversing and automatically flipping the bow to the trailing position, but I think it fell victim to the PhotoBucket fiasco. If I can find the original I'll re post it.
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby TimberSurf » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Cheap as chips branded soldering station (£16.87) till 22/9/2018 at pcb-soldering.co.uk
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby alex3410 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:15 pm

20% off everything at Hobbycraft no minimum spend online or in store tomorrow only

register for the club and you will get a 20% off voucher only catch is you need to use it tomorrow

our local store has done away with all railway stuff but worth looking if you need paint / tools / kits etc

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:13 pm

It's been posted before I believe, but a NEW Bachmann slightly weathered class 66 for £75 IS a bargain. OK it hasn't got a cardboard sleeve. Big deal!!!
Got one at the Great Electric Train Show in Milton Keynes and it runs as smooth as silk.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby End2end » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:02 pm

Scalecast / Linka sale now on. 00 and N gauges.
https://mailchi.mp/94ddf903cb5a/ge94b49 ... 75b690c258
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby HarryR » Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:54 pm

Lidl's currently have a range of DIY tools on sale, sanders, jig saws, soldering irons etc etc.

Having resisted the temptation to buy anything more expensive, I treated myself to a "Precision Tool Holder with Magnifying Glass", useful for fine detailed work whether soldering or painting. At £5.99 it seems a good price.

A video 'unboxing' on Youtube from last years sale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wm2qhvodKw

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:25 pm

HarryR wrote:Lidl's currently have a range of DIY tools on sale, sanders, jig saws, soldering irons etc etc.

Having resisted the temptation to buy anything more expensive, I treated myself to a "Precision Tool Holder with Magnifying Glass", useful for fine detailed work whether soldering or painting. At £5.99 it seems a good price.

A video 'unboxing' on Youtube from last years sale https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Wm2qhvodKw


Got one last Monday & used it for the first time yesterday to solder something,which made it easier! I thought is was a nice touch to have a well in the base to put the soldering sponge.They started selling them a couple of Sundays ago so they may not have any left on the shelves now.
From next Sunday they have more diy things on sale but I cant understand what boxer briefs has to do with diy (that they have on their advert), unless you accidentally blow all your engines by connecting dcc to your track with dc locos on them & need a change of underwear!!!
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:44 am

Hattons "Sale of the Century" now on, https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=375 some good bargains there, slightly tempted by a K1 at £69, but the rest of the savings are not spectacular.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:52 am

luckymucklebackit wrote:Hattons "Sale of the Century" now on, https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=375 some good bargains there, slightly tempted by a K1 at £69, but the rest of the savings are not spectacular.

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When I bought a couple of "Minoru's" at £94 I thought it was good - but now they're down to £71. (You can save 50p on some items!)

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby alex3410 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:51 am

A few bits but was expecting a bit more with the title Sale of the Century

It’s probably just sods law and it’s the bits I’m interested in are not on sale / naff reductions :lol:

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby End2end » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:19 am

After reading that post I've got echos of Nicholas parsons going round my head. :lol:
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Montfort » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:37 am

I ordered THIS ! :D
Back on the track !
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby yelrow » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 pm

Most of the Hornby stock was on last years list

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby RailwayRobbo » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:49 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Hattons "Sale of the Century" now on, https://www.hattons.co.uk/NewsDetail.aspx?id=375 some good bargains there, slightly tempted by a K1 at £69, but the rest of the savings are not spectacular.

Jim


Thankfully there wasn't anything to interest me.
Even after going through the list a third time.

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