Spent the weekend with Phil at Alley Paley. Phil is taking over the C&L and Exactoscale ranges as far as the track making ranges are concerned and hopes the have the rest of the Exactoscale parts for sale
On the track side Phil seems to have plenty of ideas of expanding the range as far as track building is concerned, some of the ideas will be easy to achieve others will depend on funds.
Mail order will be much the same as he will be using the existing website, he anticipates that it may take up to a month before the website reopens, sooner if possible but as well as transferring all stock from Bristol he also has to honour show commitments during each weekend in May. The stand at shows will develop as he will not have the Peco products, but has other ideas of what else to offer on the stand
As for the Exactoscale non track parts, this has still to be finalised. He would like to maintain the range talks are proceeding
Some track parts may be out of stock during the transition (my order was complete, on the stand we ran out of one item but Bristol still have stocks), but if any do Phil will order replacements as soon as he takes over.
As far as Carrs products, I spoke with the owner of Phoenix paints and Flux etc will be available via mail order or shows via the Phoenix stand plus other retailers who sell the brand and want to offer the Carrs range
Looks like business as usual at shows and mail order will soon be up and running. Doom mongers your worse fears are allayed
Hopes this info helps those who could not chat to Phil at the show, having said that most customers seemed unaware of any changes