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  1. Arthur The Aardvark RIP

  2. Martha's Muffins

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    2. Mallard60022

      Mallard60022

      and the Bunnymen?

       

    3. vaughan45
    4. Hroth

      Hroth

      I've been up to Villiers Terrace, but I haven't seen any of them...

  3. Waffle

    1. Mallard60022
    2. truffy

      truffy

      Muffin

      (but I prefer crumpets)

    3. Tim Hall

      Tim Hall

      Pikelet

  4. Fish Burger

    1. Hroth

      Hroth

      You want McCheese with that?

       

  5. Bank Holiday flocking

    1. Hroth

      Hroth

      Ruddy seagulls!

    2. truffy

      truffy

      Worse than wallpaper flocking. 

  6. Leaky PM situation

    1. Mallard60022

      Mallard60022

      You can get special pants for that!

    2. truffy

      truffy

      Some leakier than others!

  7. I am sure the reasons for this are a private matter between the two parties involved. What hasn't been mentioned are the 'terms of trade' that are agreed between two companies when they agree to a contract. If either party feel these terms have been broken then either can pause or terminate the agreement which will have consequences for the end customer. Certainly when I was involved in the model retail trade some years ago, you placed your orders with the large manufacturers at the time models were announced (often at the beginning of the year or at the London Toy Fair), but there was no guarantee that you would get the quantity you ordered when the models were delivered. Additionally at that time a few suppliers had trade terms that contained clauses that were possibly illegal / immoral, such as requiring you to only sell their products at full retail price, a requirement which had been outlawed some years before. However if you were reported for breaking the terms (by other retailers), your supplies and trading contract would stop without warning. Trade relationships are invariably more complex than the retailer / modelling customer relationship. I am not taking sides in this discussion as I have had a number of pre-orders cancelled today. I simply worked the keyboard and pre-ordered the items spread across several other retailers.
  8. Trellis painting

    1. Liam

      Liam

      Happens in North Wales so I gather. 

    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      So she says...

      (A shortage of silk stockings?)

  9. If you are talking "Tingha and Tucker", it's definitely Willy.  incidentally, the "wombat" in my username comes from Willy Wombat as I am exasperated that people routinely mispronounce my surname "Wiles" as "Willies".  I mean, how often do you travel at 30 Millies an hour?  So I figured if I'm now a Willy I might as well be a Wombat.

    Woomerang Boomerang...

  10. Willy Wombat or Willie Wombat?

    1. Sithlord75

      Sithlord75

      Neither - no Aussie would be called Willie (cause that seems to be Scottish spelling) nor would one want to be called Willy (cause them's fighting words).  Maybe Will Wombat but if William, then almost always Bill or Billy is used Down Here.  A Wombat, no matter what their first name, would be known as Dozer or Combat.

  11. Expanded social intercourse from Monday?

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    2. Hroth

      Hroth

      And the Llandudno Goats too...

       

    3. woodenhead

      woodenhead

      You will be able to do it with six people outdoors

    4. Hroth

      Hroth

      Wouldn't that count as a "public nuisance"?

  12. Excellent issue arrived today - to beat the 3 day Covid-19 mail quarantine appropriate PPE was worn!
  13. Really looking forward to receiving my subs copy. I'm so keen that it may bypass our COVID-19 three day post isolation period, so I will probably read it wearing selected PPE!
  14. I have recently taken delivery of a couple of IKEA lack shelves. One is for SWMBO and the other (whoops, I seem to have ordered two dear!) is destined to become an USA N Scale shortline micro. Some test ballasting has been attempted using Chinchilla dust and just needs some weathering / undergrowth adding to complete the test. A track plan is being devised, the period being approx. 2005-2015, with 3rd / 4th hand motive power.
  15. Thank you, kind Sir. Progress is not as rapid as i hoped as i am trying to perfect my techniques and also keep being distracted by other layout ideas. This morning we have had a visitation from Ex BR/GWR Pannier tanks. I have also taken delivery of a couple of IKEA lack shelves. One is for SWMBO and the other (whoops, I seem to have ordered two dear!) may be destined to become an USA N Scale micro. Some test ballasting has been attempted using Chinchilla dust and just needs some weathering / undergrowth adding to complete the test
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