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16 hours ago, Nelson Jackson said:

Also on sale in Northern Ireland as of today. At £10 more expensive tho.... Still excellent value for money. 


They certainly are. Shame about the extra 20% over there though, I’d feel pretty hard done by for that.

 

My dilemma is last year I was a week late into the shops getting mine. I was after a plane wood example but ended up with a white as it was all I could get. Do I stick with more white ones or get the plane wood? They’re going on a white wall so I suspect I might just keep them the same. Although I do think the plane wood looks a touch more elegant.

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1 hour ago, Foden said:


My dilemma is last year I was a week late into the shops getting mine. I was after a plane wood example but ended up with a white as it was all I could get. Do I stick with more white ones or get the plane wood? They’re going on a white wall so I suspect I might just keep them the same. Although I do think the plane wood looks a touch more elegant.

 

Well, plane wood you can always paint white. White ones are more difficult to revert to plane wood.

 

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Rails have some Hornby Collett suburban coaches on eBay at only £29.50 rather than the more normal £49.50.  GWR shirtbutton livery and BR lined maroon.

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2 hours ago, Foden said:


They certainly are. Shame about the extra 20% over there though, I’d feel pretty hard done by for that.

 

My dilemma is last year I was a week late into the shops getting mine. I was after a plane wood example but ended up with a white as it was all I could get. Do I stick with more white ones or get the plane wood? They’re going on a white wall so I suspect I might just keep them the same. Although I do think the plane wood looks a touch more elegant.


I’m looking for two white ones, but as noted, only the oak ones listed this year it seems :(

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Well, Hattons don't appear to be making much of an effort this year. Today's '12 Days of Christmas' deal is the Class 121. Yet again. Sure, the £79 bubblecar is a good deal, but it's a discount they've had on it for months.

 

Going back to Black Friday for a moment, I had no less than four emails showcasing different groupings of their "Black Friday" deals, all of which were their existing discounted stock at prices they'd been selling them at for weeks/months, Sure, the deals are still good, but in the past they've always managed to add a few new deals for this, otherwise the "Black Friday" banner at the top of the email seems... false?

 

And now it appears that their "12 Deals of Christmas" is going down the same route. Or am I missing something?

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24 minutes ago, Dragonfly said:

Well, Hattons don't appear to be making much of an effort this year. Today's '12 Days of Christmas' deal is the Class 121. Yet again. Sure, the £79 bubblecar is a good deal, but it's a discount they've had on it for months.

 

Going back to Black Friday for a moment, I had no less than four emails showcasing different groupings of their "Black Friday" deals, all of which were their existing discounted stock at prices they'd been selling them at for weeks/months, Sure, the deals are still good, but in the past they've always managed to add a few new deals for this, otherwise the "Black Friday" banner at the top of the email seems... false?

 

And now it appears that their "12 Deals of Christmas" is going down the same route. Or am I missing something?

 

Well day 1 was an amazing £1 reduction on the price of Heljan Class 07's...

 

Some of these "deals" are verging on being false advertising since they've been at the "deal" price for months.

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22 minutes ago, Dragonfly said:

Well, Hattons don't appear to be making much of an effort this year. Today's '12 Days of Christmas' deal is the Class 121. Yet again. Sure, the £79 bubblecar is a good deal, but it's a discount they've had on it for months.

 

Going back to Black Friday for a moment, I had no less than four emails showcasing different groupings of their "Black Friday" deals, all of which were their existing discounted stock at prices they'd been selling them at for weeks/months, Sure, the deals are still good, but in the past they've always managed to add a few new deals for this, otherwise the "Black Friday" banner at the top of the email seems... false?

 

And now it appears that their "12 Deals of Christmas" is going down the same route. Or am I missing something?

Your not missing anything.

Rails are recycling some of their old bargains but from the ones ive seen at least they are lowering the price a little further.

I was watching several products in the month leading up to black friday, prices never changed only the sale graphics.

In my opinion so far Kernow and Rails are making far more effort than Hattons with the advent offers.

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2 hours ago, Kaput said:

 

Well day 1 was an amazing £1 reduction on the price of Heljan Class 07's...

 

Some of these "deals" are verging on being false advertising since they've been at the "deal" price for months.

Does it really matter though?   Hattons' (and others) prices are generally good no matter what time of year

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Some bits n pieces in the clearance area of WHS Cardiff.  As well as the locos in the photo there is Hornby track and various humbrol 

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6 hours ago, mezzoman253 said:

 

And now sold out.

 

5 hours ago, MikeParkin65 said:

Some bits n pieces in the clearance area of WHS Cardiff.  As well as the locos in the photo there is Hornby track and various humbrol 

 

Amazing how long it's taking to get rid of the last of the Modelzone stock. Perhaps not surprising because the prices aren't particularly "Clearance"

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30 minutes ago, Coryton said:

 

And now sold out.

 

 

Amazing how long it's taking to get rid of the last of the Modelzone stock. Perhaps not surprising because the prices aren't particularly "Clearance"

True in the main but £90 for the B1 isnt bad nor is £120 for the Brit

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On 06/12/2019 at 14:14, Ryde-on-time said:

DDC Supplies have reduced the price during December of some of their special commissions from Dapol - O gauge  Maroon Jinty, NCB Pannier, Guinness 08 etc

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/cat-999999/special-commissions.htm

I was just about to add that one too!

O gauge RTR - £149 - including a BR green 08 too it seems- https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/dcc_supplies/m.html?item=113999155262&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

 

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On 06/12/2019 at 14:14, Ryde-on-time said:

DDC Supplies have reduced the price during December of some of their special commissions from Dapol - O gauge  Maroon Jinty, NCB Pannier, Guinness 08 etc

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/cat-999999/special-commissions.htm

Bought an NCB Pannier for the same price off them at Warley the other week, and my figure has just slip on order the BR 08! I just need to build an 0 Gauge layout now... :jester: 

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20 minutes ago, Ryde-on-time said:

Can’t see what todays reduction on the Rails site is ( no advent banner appears for me) but they have today reduced the O gauge Hejlan class 05 shunters by another £10 so they are down to £165 now 

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/groups/2687/Heljan-o-gauge-class-05-shunters

 

 

I sent this to my partner with the covering note "If you really loved me..."

 

Didn't go over well. I don't model O gauge. We buy a house in eight days and need things to put in the house that are not trains.

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2 minutes ago, Nova Scotian said:

We buy a house in eight days and need things to put in the house that are not trains.

 

Commerce 101: There are wants and needs.

 

Relationships 101: Your partner *might* need some realignment - if not now, in the future.

 

Good luck with the house!

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1 minute ago, jukebox said:

 

Commerce 101: There are wants and needs.

 

Relationships 101: Your partner *might* need some realignment - if not now, in the future.

 

Good luck with the house!

Unfortunately she's right in this scenario.

 

I really love the latest O gauge releases though, and 165 of your finest British pounds for a BR Green 05 is spectacularly good value. Between this, the Jinty, 08 and Terrier, everyone should have a little shunting plank in O.

 

To bring this back to bargains - cheapest I could find GWR HST wasn't any of the big box shifters, but a personal favourite (no connection), Bure Valley Railway

 

http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/12460/R3685---Class-43-HST-GWR-Green-Livery

 

218GBP - a few quid cheaper than anywhere else, in stock, and a lovely little business to support.

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5 hours ago, Nova Scotian said:

http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/12460/R3685---Class-43-HST-GWR-Green-Livery

 

218GBP - a few quid cheaper than anywhere else, in stock, and a lovely little business to support.

 

I ordered something from them recently. It arrived incredibly quickly. Unlike my order at about the same time from a much larger and better known company. I'd be very happy to buy from them again.

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Agreed, Bure Valley are definitely worth checking from time to time. They always have stock in at nice prices, often unmatched elsewhere in many cases.

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15 hours ago, Coryton said:

 

I ordered something from them recently. It arrived incredibly quickly. Unlike my order at about the same time from a much larger and better known company. I'd be very happy to buy from them again.

As did I, after a recent BH post on here regarding a TTS sound Kettle, quite a saving and very fast post.

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10% off ebay until tomorrow morning. You have to spend over £100 this time but its good if you are looking to buy something big. Use code 'PROSPER10'

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On 08/12/2019 at 19:54, Coryton said:

 

I ordered something from them recently. It arrived incredibly quickly. Unlike my order at about the same time from a much larger and better known company. I'd be very happy to buy from them again.

 

Yep, thumbs-up for Bure Valley in my limited experience, although ironically the bargain I bought I put unopened on eBay this afternoon as I need space & cash and that huge pile of models for "if" and "one day maybe" aren't good for either... A bargain is only a bargain if you need it - apparently lol! 


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