slipalong wrote:Thought long and hard about the new Dapol A4, have decided to register for one. For what you get I think the price isn't too bad ...
I - and doubtless others - will look forward to your report. Having some years ago acquired the Hornby A4s required for my BR period ECML scenario, and done the necessary work to improve the running gear and traction that's it for A4s. Dapol will have to go some to beat Hornby's rendition of the body shape. It has one major inaccuracy caused by the exigencies of mass production, the Dapol is exactly the same so no gain there.
Bigmet wrote:lifts £400 out of your wallet.
This garnered my attention. UK economy must be doing better than GREAT!
It's a very mixed picture. The able and enterprising with the skill sets perfectly matched to the moment are doing very well indeed, the grafters are out there working hard and making a decent living; those who haven't yet realised that the world doesn't owe them a living, and they have to adapt, are not very happy.
Until six months ago I was a trustee landlord for a splendid couple from Oz, who were here for six years 'rebuilding their fortune' (their words) after a property loss in Australia. The pair of them had a great time, made a pile of cash to buy a new property and retire on: and were first class tenants too who even found us the next tenants for the property so we had practically no loss of rental income for the charity! 'Can-do' thrives...