Recomandations.

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Recomandations.

Postby canman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:43 am

I applaud the idea of recommending model shops that give a great service, but surely by the same token those that give very poor service should be named and shamed. If not it seems a pointless and one sided approach.

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby thomas the plank engine » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:16 am

A nice idea but looking at it from another prospective, what is good in one persons eye's could be classed as rubbish by another.
However to recommend a good shop is it one that just generalises (box shifters) or one that goes that extra mile for that elusive part/piece that you are missing.

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby canman » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:35 am

In my view a good model shop would be friendly, welcoming and as you say willing to go that extra mile. I am not including the box shifters in this.
Tha vast majority are all of these things, but some are the exact opposite. I know of one in particular and many agree on the sourness of the proprietor. The point is that some people could travel some way to be met with a icy stare and made to feel uncomfortable. Naming and shaming could just possibly jolt them into pulling their socks up.

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby b308 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:41 am

We had a recent thread where several people had had less than positive experiences of a shop but someone else swore by the place, thread eventually got locked and pruned, the problem is, as Ian said, one person's friendly service could be another's nightmare so it's all subjective. At least if several of us (and not just one) recommend a shop we'll know it's pretty good!

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby trooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:50 am

I remember this thread and have noticed it is the same three protaganists again. There are all sorts of issues involved here with some possible legal implications if the remarks are taken to far. As stated one persons modelshop heaven is anothers hell.
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Re: Recomandations.

Postby b308 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:12 am

We've made the point, let's stick to positives, so lets move on... Care to get involved in Model Railways discussion, Trooper, an introduction in the Welcome section would be a start... I look forward to hearing about your modelling!

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby trooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:38 am

b308 wrote:We've made the point, let's stick to positives, so lets move on... Care to get involved in Model Railways discussion, Trooper, an introduction in the Welcome section would be a start... I look forward to hearing about your modelling!

Hear Hear. Thanks for the welcome, and as for my modelling interests mainly European HO scale.
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Re: Recomandations.

Postby b308 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:46 am

I model European HO as well, though in narrow gauge, I take it you are into SG?!

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby trooper » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:53 am

b308 wrote:I model European HO as well, though in narrow gauge, I take it you are into SG?!


Both HOe and standard H0
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Re: Recomandations.

Postby b308 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:32 pm

That's intriguing, any particular HOe? I know that there are a couple of others who model European HO on here as well!

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Re: Recomandations.

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:56 pm

That'll be another one after my N chassis then :)

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