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#51 The Stationmaster

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Posted 17 October 2011 - 12:00

I wondered what delivery time was so this at least gives a clue.

When I ordered mine (by 'phone as the website never seems to work for me) I was told they are expected 'around the end of October'.
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#52 brian777999

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 02:49

Are these Midland Compounds in stock yet ? The website is saying ''in stock'' but it also says ''taking pre-orders only''. It is now well past the end of October which was the expected arrival date.

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Posted 10 November 2011 - 03:22

Are these Midland Compounds in stock yet ? The website is saying ''in stock'' but it also says ''taking pre-orders only''. It is now well past the end of October which was the expected arrival date.

See: http://www.rmweb.co....post__p__526800

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 04:48

Has anybody had one of these Midland Compounds or a City of Truro posted to an overseas destination ? Apparently they cannot deduct VAT if I buy from Shildon but I do not know what the situation is if I buy from York. It is very difficult to get hold of anybody on York who knows what is going on no matter which number I call. The VAT is quite substantial if buying two locomotives !

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#55 Pete Piszczek

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 05:52

Has anybody had one of these Midland Compounds or a City of Truro posted to an overseas destination ? Apparently they cannot deduct VAT if I buy from Shildon but I do not know what the situation is if I buy from York.


Can't speak for ordering any kettles, but York kept the VAT on my Deltic. The shipping method certainly cost more than what they charged me for shipping, so I recovered a bit of the lost VAT there...

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 09:02

Shildon did say that I could claim the VAT back but I have no idea how to do that or to whom I would make such a request.

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 00:14

All very nice except that the cylinder covers on mine had been stuck firmly on with a very good glue leaving the fixing studs still in place when I finally got the covers off, has any one else had this problem. NRM & Bachmann tell me that my experience is unique!!

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 06:15

An excellent review along with an exceptional model, it was the review on you tube with 'InterCity82' that prompted the order and we shall be taking a look at other models by NRM in future. Thanks for the photographs, it can be noted that the colour boarders on being a dark crimson. Such intricate detail spurned purchase and is our first Crimson loco as we are SR fans but could not resist purchase when seeing it in action. (..and the fact that the real one was at Highley Station, being shunted as a reminder of the pub that my parents lived in just below the station)



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Posted 05 May 2013 - 07:35

Dare I point out that the shed plate is crooked? Ain't she a beauty though. That's the second red loco I've been tempted by in the last month or so. Perhaps if I go without food and walk everywhere for a month or two.......

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Gentleman.  That is a great looking model that has been done by Bachmann, and is a credit to the NRM on commisioning such a model.

 

But to say the shed plate is crooked is to much and can be rectified by the avreage modeler. So please could we all agree that it is a extremely excellent model.If you like a 99.9% perfect model buy a kit and build it .In my eyes it is visual correct.


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:37

Love the photographs what camera and lens were used for these? Thanks



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:39

It was a Canon G12 with its integrated lens.



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 20:42

Bought my Midland Compound at Shildon yesterday. Beautiful model.


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Posted 28 June 2015 - 21:41

Hi

I've recently acquired one of these and am attempting to chip it. How on earth do you get the tender top off? Seemed pretty firmly fixed even after removing the two tiny screws and the larger one at the rear....

Thanks

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Posted 30 June 2015 - 18:49

There's a bit here http://www.rmweb.co....d-compound-dcc/ that shows the tender top removed, and is this any good? http://www.youchoos....BachmannMidComp


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#65 The Black Hat

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:56

Shouldn't this be over in Locomotion Models area too? 

 

Just a thought... 



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 13:09

Hi

I've recently acquired one of these and am attempting to chip it. How on earth do you get the tender top off? Seemed pretty firmly fixed even after removing the two tiny screws and the larger one at the rear....

Thanks

 

 

...... with great difficulty.....

 

If I remember correctly there are a couple of lugs at the front of the tender which have to be wiggled about until they free themselves from the tender chassis.

 

Keith


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#67 Clearwater

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Posted 02 July 2015 - 13:29

Thanks Keith - you never want to force these things too hard. Particularly when the instructions in the box are, generously, misleading.

Beautiful model however!
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Posted 03 July 2015 - 12:34

Shouldn't this be over in Locomotion Models area too? 

 

Just a thought... 

No - you can buy these 'exclusives' almost anywhere now! :)



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Posted 15 October 2015 - 14:39

We liked this so much we ended up with two, they are fabulous, thanks Andy, if we had not seen the review we would be unlikely to have come across it.



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 16:59

How does this version differ from the one included in this set?

 

http://www.hattons.c...tockDetail.aspx



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 18:16

I don't think it does. Although I believe that the NRM ones are now all sold.

 

 

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#72 MikeParkin65

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 21:59

How does this version differ from the one included in this set?

 

http://www.hattons.c...tockDetail.aspx

Some of us suspect this is where all of the unsold NRM 'exclusives' ended up



#73 Colin_McLeod

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 06:48

You mean that if I had waited then for an additional £8.71 I could also have got three carriages and some track. With NRM charging so much for shipping I would actually have saved a few bob
Grrrrrrrrrr
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Posted 10 October 2016 - 15:29

Thanks guys, it was the labeling of different colours that was throwing me off. Crimson Lake, LMS Maroon, MR Maroon

 

 


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Posted 10 October 2016 - 15:53

You mean that if I had waited then for an additional £8.71 I could also have got three carriages and some track. With NRM charging so much for shipping I would actually have saved a few bob
Grrrrrrrrrr

 

Its actually the postage which is the killer with the NRM.

However it is per order so you can get several locos at one time for the one postage cost  :yes:


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