Hunting high and low for two models

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Hunting high and low for two models

Postby m8internet » Thu Sep 16, 2010 6:58 pm

No, not in the shops, but in my house!

http://m8internet.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ ... lingstock/
According to my list I had prepared two models for decoder fitting :
47479 (+DigiTrax DZ123) http://m8internet.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ ... -large.htm
47594 (+DigiTrax DZ123) http://m8internet.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/ ... -large.htm

Therefore, I am not going crazy, and these models did exist at some time!

I then checked my stock levels of decoders and indeed two are missing
I therefore assume I had prepared a box with these two locos and decoders

Recently I had been doing some tidying up, and a large number of empty boxes were disposed of...

Yes, horrific thought isn't it

So I have contacted all the contractors I use to ask if they have received these two models
They have all now replied, no

Arrrghhh!
I now need to check my household insurance policy to see if "accidental tidying up and disposal" is covered

Even worse, the two trains for these are sitting in the fiddle yard, awaiting for the locos...
I still live in the hope that I have sent them to a contractor as a test sample and for some reason they have not yet contacted me to advise they have been completed
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby poliss » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:10 pm

They could have run off with two of my coaches which have also gone missing. :o

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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby blooregard » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:19 pm

Somewhere will be 2 class 47s complete with decoders, 2 coaches, and my precision oiler and surgical scissors.

Oh, and the milling bit from my unimat.
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby m8internet » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:51 pm

I could even accept one coach missing, but two locos at £50 each plus decoders, ouch
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:15 pm

blooregard wrote:Somewhere will be 2 class 47s complete with decoders, 2 coaches, and my precision oiler and surgical scissors.

Oh, and the milling bit from my unimat.


Add to that one llama. If the bloke up the road can keep two fields full off them, then I could see no reason against having half a dozen in the bit of field that adjoins the station yard. Except that one day I looked and there were only five :!:
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby heda » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:53 pm

Aahh how reassuring to know I'm not alone, this week two pairs of tweezers, I remember using them both for fiddling with wires on my layout, and worse. much worse one set belonged to the wife and she was not happy.

So one of the great unanswered questions - where do all these things go???? :?

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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:28 pm

So one of the great unanswered questions - where do all these things go???
I used to know the answer to that, but not where they came from. Before I had enough minions to be able to hide away in the server room when I had some paperwork to deal with, my desk was in the middle of a computer suite, with a good view all round. I only had to turn my back for 30 seconds and an item that had been on the missing list for weeks would appear plonked in the middle of it.
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Tosh » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:02 am

All these missing models and tools will be safe & soundly wrapped in a sock that the washer seems to eat at every given chance :D ,dont know about the Llama though :lol:
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Essex2Visuvesi » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:10 am

I seem to be missing at the moment:-
2 brand new rolls of parcel tape
The Usb lead for my phone
2 SD cards for my camera
1 minitrix BR52 loco
1 Digitrax Soundbug decoder

I was missing some tweezers as well but I found them in a tunnel on the kids layout :lol:

And last but by no means least
Some marbles :lol:
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Grahame » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:10 pm

Bufferstop wrote:So one of the great unanswered questions - where do all these things go


Apparently all the pens that go missing, quietly and unobserved, slip through wormholes in the space time continuum to BiroWorld - the home of the 'lost' pen. But it's no good looking for it as it's located in an undetectable dimension.

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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Mirrlees » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:51 pm

Too much Mr Pratchette, G ?
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby bluechang » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:31 am

So far, I've got missing
4 pairs of scissors
A Stanley knife
A 4GB Micro SD card for my mobile.

No doubt they are all sat in plain sight, but I just cannot seem to find them!!!

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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby Bigmet » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:28 pm

Try to reconstruct what you would likely have done when you put those two locos and decoders into the box, and actually walk through the activity. I lost the glass jug from one of our cafetieres (the best one of course to my Mrs' chagrin) for a couple of weeks by having it my hand while drying it when the phone rang and I needed a free hand to take notes. So I put it down, on top of a tall cupboard to keep it safe, as all other horizontal surfaces were cluttered as we were decorating. Doh!
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby m8internet » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:41 pm

Bigmet wrote:Try to reconstruct what you would likely have done when you put those two locos and decoders into the box

I am only guessing that is what happened, as I originall chosen six locos to send, but in the end only sent four
I assume I put the other two in another box
A few days later I cleared out a load of empty boxes, and assume they were in that

The alternative is I sent them to someone a long time ago and didn't update the page after they were not returned
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Re: Hunting high and low for two models

Postby poliss » Sun Oct 17, 2010 2:02 pm

I found my two missing coaches today. Yayyyyy!!! They were hidden away in the wrong box on the wrong shelf under my layout!!


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