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  1. Sorry just found this after searching to find where I'd got it as I wanted to get some more ... and yes it works fine for points.
  2. I believe that the decision was made for "no DCC accessories" such as point motors for those specific reasons you mention. Correct it was up to the meet organiser to decide what DCC system to used, based on what the members had available. For example, I have a Lenz setup with a PC interface configured with JMRI and an old router, so everyone with a smartphone (or a couple of spare smartphones and tablets I had) could download the Enginedriver app and configure it, so although I had about 3 Lenz controllers available, everyone else could just use their phone. The meet we had was only 6 people so it wasn't really an issue. A full report of our (good grief was it really that long ago?) successful meet can be found here
  3. I've got a Thumper too - would love a Hastings unit but my kitbuilding skills are too much of a risk for the cost of the thing. I went out to video it, and annoyingly my phone threw a wobbly and lost all the footage I got at Abbots Ann and Red Post. I had a lovely shot lined up for the bridge over the A342 and after 20 minutes of waiting the yappy dog finally got bored and went away, then I found I had no footage so went home in a huff. Wondered quite what they were going to do up there for an hour, didn't realise there was anything still left there.
  4. Do you have a Hastings Unit? Cos the real one is heading up the Ludgershall branch this afternoon on a railtour.
  5. Previously it was a bike shop. Most of their customers probably cycled to and/or from the shop.
  6. So if they are trying to arrange to be transferred to Guildford by ringing the Camborne number and choosing an option … why not just give out the Guildford number directly?
  7. That's the whole point - you can't ring Guildford, you have to ring Camborne where they will call Guildford, get your information and call you back. You cannot speak directly to the Guildford store.
  8. There is information at http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/pg/165/Guildford However, it is not an unreasonable expectation to be able to contact the Guildford shop directly - which you can't. … so you might as well just do mail order and not bother to visit the actual shop, rendering the Guildford shop entirely pointless. Or use another shop's mail order facilities with next day where available. I'm not aware of any other physical model shop that you can visit, where you can't phone ahead directly and see if they have what you require in stock. I'm quite sure that many of us prefer to support local shops where we can rather than doing mail order, and this whole thing seems counterproductive.
  9. You can't contact the Guildford shop directly - by phone or email. You end up at the Camborne shop, then they will phone Guildford for you and call you back. An entirely unnecessary and complex waste of time, which I mentioned following my initial visit a few pages back.
  10. The majority of people still will have absolutely no idea of the cost of replacing items, or indeed the hundreds of hours involved in creating something - even a humble wagon - in the first place. I very much doubt that she would really be any different.
  11. Really like this layout, found as an RMWeb "pick", very similar to what I'm hoping to achieve with a small O gauge project in being a run down and clinging on to life branch. Will go back and read the whole thread again.
  12. Is, or was? Venue changes happen for various reasons all the time, and there is the chance that if something bigger and better is planned, the school may no longer be suitable or have enough room? Obviously being rural Lincolnshire there aren't a huge amount of options available but if I were in that situation I would be wondering. Of course, the chances of something similar happening again anywhere are still incredibly remote, thankfully.
  13. Just randomly scrolling through Facebook and come across a post by "MyGoldMusic" (an 'oldies' radio station) where they refer to the incident and the Rod Stewart angle.
  14. Perhaps that was the expected amount of profit from the show, in order to keep going for another year as many small clubs operate?
  15. I'm assuming that the original idea of the GoFundMe was to cover the club's "losses" from income on the day through the door and to cover exhibitor's expenses, however now the pot has grown so huge I'm guessing there will be a divide out amongst those affected as appropriate towards costs, for traders being losses of stock and income, and for the layouts/stock damaged to help towards replacements?
  16. Now it's caught the attention of fellow modeller Sir Rod Stewart. Maybe he'd like to open the show next year?
  17. Should be available on iPlayer to listen to the show again soon, not sure if the snippets get edited down individually or you just have to scroll through to a certain point.
  18. Not entirely surprising, a small MRC in an out of the way small town in Lincolnshire wouldn't expect to be the focus of the world would it? But it just shows the amount of support that seems to be coming their way from all over the world, and not just railway modellers either. Likely that people are wanting to read more about the incident before making a donation - and the website is the obvious place to look despite it being featured in major news sites.
  19. The Evening Standard has now picked it up. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/scenes-of-devastation-as-vandals-wreck-model-railway-exhibits-worth-thousands-a4145951.html
  20. Especially when you consider that many people, especially outside of the UK, are thinking "where the heck is Market Deeping?"!
  21. Another hour passes and it's just under £16k now!
  22. If the culprits are 15, shouldn't they be doing GCSE's right now too? I was at 15...
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