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    Co.Mayo Ireland , Originally from Bedfordshire, England
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    I currently have an HO scale Canadian/North American exhibition layout called Campbell Riverside. My other interest are British(1970's - 80's) 00 and Irish 00 currently layout is work in progress for this.

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  1. Woodland scenics Hob e lube is what I use. https://www.hattons.co.uk/41987/woodland_scenics_hl655_hob_e_lube_gear_lube/stockdetail.aspx
  2. Ah I forgot about 'Royal Oak' and 'Ramillies' !! Yes the working fan was dropped on the later releases, I de-activated it on my 50035.
  3. As far as I know, I don't think that they have done any of the first refurbished class 50's in BR blue. I think there was 50006, 50013, and 50047. May have been a couple more before the large logo livery was a adopted. One think I would like to see improved is the 'gimmicky' working louvres!
  4. Quite a few of us in this situation I think.
  5. I am still trying to understand/make sense of the VAT changes from July 1st. Looking at Hatton's they are registered for VAT in Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland (Republic of),Italy, Netherlands (Holland), Spain (mainland) & UK. https://www.hattons.co.uk/list/eventdetails.aspx?eventid=113 On the revenue.ie website is states that VAT will be payable on all imports from 1st July. https://www.revenue.ie/en/importing-vehicles-duty-free-allowances/buying-of-goods-online-for-personal-use/buying-goods-from-outside-the-eu.aspx Note From 1 July 2021, import VAT will be payable on all goods entering the EU, irrespective of their value. VAT will always be collected, irrespective of the amount due. If you order goods valued at €22 or less before 1 July 2021, that arrive after that date, you may have to pay VAT. My question is, as Hatton's are registered for VAT in Ireland, will I still have to pay additional VAT (23% + fees) after July 1st?
  6. Re VAT changes from 1st July. Would anyone here know if these changes will affect the current €150.00/£135.00 limit , for example Hatton's are currently registered for VAT in Ireland and some other EU countries. From 1st July will we be paying additional VAT on orders from the likes of Hatton's? I have tried searching the internet for answers , but the information seems very confusing!! Going to make the hobby more expensive if that's the case.
  7. So is this just for Holland or the whole of the EU?
  8. I think for me would have been sometime in the 1970's the Co-op department store in Luton (now long gone) they had a fair range of Hornby stuff (not sure if they stocked other items too). To me at the time it looked like massive display though in reality it was probably only a small section in one of the isles. Also in the late 70's and early 80's we had at least three model shops in Luton plus a few toy shops that had some model products too. Good old days. how times have changed!
  9. This may well be but not many ship overseas with reasonable postage cost. Some who I would of ordered from, (as they had stuff I would like or wanted) ship to UK only. This is one of the reasons why I use Hatton's.
  10. How can you justify a cost of £23.99? I have just looked at the Royal Mail website and International tracked and signed is £10.50 for a parcel up to 2KG! https://www.royalmail.com/sending/international/country-guides/ireland
  11. Has anyone had any recent experience of ordering from Rails of Sheffield? If so how did it go, any issues with customs or VAT charges. Also what is their postage like and who do they use, Royal Mail or Courier? On the ROS website all it says is overseas postage at cost which is not very helpful.
  12. Just seen this post on the Hornby facebook page, not sure if it is of any relevance to the current situation being discussed here. 'Quote from Hornby FB page' Hornby Model Railways taS1pornsoredeh · Following a multi-million pound refurbishment, we are thrilled to have a presence in the #JohnLewis store in Edinburgh! The store which is located in St James Quarter reopened on 14th May and alongside a raft of new services, an #interactive Hornby Flying Scotsman layout is on display to pay homage to its Edinburgh location.
  13. Yes but I recently ordered from Kernow, VAT deducted, but postage option now only with DPD at £12.00 with no Royal mail option like there used to be. With DPD I had to pay VAT @ 23% handling charge of €5.00 + VAT. If items were in stock at Hatton's postage would have been about £5.00 with all VAT etc paid. (Could Kernow look into how they ship overseas? ) Back on Topic, We are quite often reminded about using or loosing our 'local' model shops. This new arrangement by Hornby does not sound good at all. I personally not a fan of pre-ordering, but with the limited batch production done these days it is looking like to be the only option. I do hope that this does not have a drastic effect on model shops for when we can eventually get out and about again to have a browse and an 'impulse purchase'.
  14. More idiots! https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2021/0521/1223138-roscommon-railway-incident/
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