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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Hymirl » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:28 pm

https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk

Doing a sale on locos in 00 and N gauge. Decent price on 0-4-0 pecket...

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby sishades » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:02 pm

Just bought the new j36....curse you train sales/
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:20 pm

Just been to B&M, they have artist acrylic paint tubes (big ones) in a wide range of colours for £1.49!
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:49 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Just been to B&M, they have artist acrylic paint tubes (big ones) in a wide range of colours for £1.49!


Are they any good? I see paint tubes in shops and think hmmm would they be any good to use?? But then think they can’t be....

What would you use those for then??

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:25 pm

Mix 'n' match every shade under the sun! Absolutely everything! I am even using in my airbrush (with some reasonable results) but mostly for major scenery like......
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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:05 am

TimberSurf wrote:Mix 'n' match every shade under the sun! Absolutely everything! I am even using in my airbrush (with some reasonable results) but mostly for major scenery like......Portal Arch 7.jpg
Windmill helicpter landing pad.jpg
Windmill stone embankment panels.jpg


Hmm they do look good!

Might have to have a nose when I go in next

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:01 am

Popped into Poundland (again) as little man has to make a Easter bonnet hat..... but the up side was the misses saw a bag of this and asked if it would be any good for the layout

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Looks rubbish tbh but I will give it a go. Any shade of green helps

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby glencairn » Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:41 am

BuffyMcBuffer wrote:Popped into Poundland (again) as little man has to make a Easter bonnet hat..... but the up side was the misses saw a bag of this and asked if it would be any good for the layout

Looks rubbish tbh but I will give it a go. Any shade of green helps


I haven't seen it (yet), but as you say 'Any shade of green helps'.

Mix it in with other greens Very tiny dots of yellows, blues and even less whites and even less red. Then hide it in brown earth colour powders/tea until around 50% is covered.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby BuffyMcBuffer » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:32 pm

glencairn wrote:
BuffyMcBuffer wrote:Popped into Poundland (again) as little man has to make a Easter bonnet hat..... but the up side was the misses saw a bag of this and asked if it would be any good for the layout

Looks rubbish tbh but I will give it a go. Any shade of green helps


I haven't seen it (yet), but as you say 'Any shade of green helps'.

Mix it in with other greens Very tiny dots of yellows, blues and even less whites and even less red. Then hide it in brown earth colour powders/tea until around 50% is covered.

Glencairn


Will try that thanks,

I have been drinking peppermint tea recently. I save the bags to dry out instead of throwing them in the bin

I finished one box already and have quiet a bit of green foliage saved up from it

Just opened the bag to see what the contents is like and it looks alright, I would say useful for woodland floor area and probably bushes if stuck to scouring pads (which I also picked a pack of 10 and cut to strips still got 4 pads to cut up yet)

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby RailwayRobbo » Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:47 pm

Hattons have a few Easter bargains in O, OO and N guage.

Heljan blue Parcels DMU @ £54 being the one that stands out.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby RailwayRobbo » Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:03 pm

Grimy Times have an Easter sale till Saturday 27th April.

10% of everything on their website.

Finally got myself a Stanier 8F (Weathered) that I've wanted for about the last 18 months. £117 plus postage.

There was also the Bachmann 1F 41708. The loco used to be the yard shunter locally at Staveley Works in the late 50s/ early 60s, which was only about 5 miles from where I was born and brought up. I think it's preserved at Barrow Hill now, so only about a mile from where it ended it's working life. The Staveley Company had a 100 year agreement with the then Midland Railway for the hire of locos to use in the works. The agreement continued through with the LMS and BR till the end of steam. There was also a Bachmann 03 shunter in NCB livery which looked nice but I had to show some restraint.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:10 pm

Model Railways Direct have Bachmann weathered cattle wagons triple pack for £35.25 (rrp £64.95).

https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/r ... weathered/

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:04 pm

For anyone starting new in this hobby,here are two bargains which a probably cheaper than second hand. A Bachmann V3 tank engine either early or late crest for £73.50 (rrp£129.95) from Model Railways Direct. Rails of Sheffield do it for £74.50. They both sell the Bachmann 36-567 Next 18pin decoder for it (made by Zimo I believe). The other bargain is the Bachmann Standard Class 4MT Tank for £84.50 (rrp £139.95) from Rails of Sheffield.
https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/l ... -steam/v3/
https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/d ... 8-decoder/
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/2 ... e2-5497837
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/3 ... cc-decoder
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/2 ... e2-5497837

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby Firefly16 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:15 am

Browsing 'Damaged 00 Gauge Items' online as I do from time to time, I came across this on eBay:.. 'Hornby Lord Nelson Class Sir Francis Drake No.851 Never Run Damaged cab'. With just under five days to go, a starting price of £79 and no bids as yet, the cab roof might make an interesting restoration project for a fan of this class.

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Re: BARGAINS!

Postby mkrob » Sat May 04, 2019 8:23 pm

mkrob wrote:For anyone starting new in this hobby,here are two bargains which a probably cheaper than second hand. A Bachmann V3 tank engine either early or late crest for £73.50 (rrp£129.95) from Model Railways Direct. Rails of Sheffield do it for £74.50. They both sell the Bachmann 36-567 Next 18pin decoder for it (made by Zimo I believe). The other bargain is the Bachmann Standard Class 4MT Tank for £84.50 (rrp £139.95) from Rails of Sheffield.
https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/l ... -steam/v3/
https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/d ... 8-decoder/
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/2 ... e2-5497837
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/3 ... cc-decoder
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/2 ... e2-5497837


Rails have put the price of the Bachmann 32-359A Standard 2-6-4t down to £79.50 from £84.50 now.
https://railsofsheffield.com/products/2 ... e2-5497837


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