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22 minutes ago, 26power said:

I don't think this has been mentioned so far?  (A wee bit much "off topic" stuff for my liking at present!)

 

TMC exclusive Bachmann Plate  and Double Bolster wagons (OO).

Some of the non weathered ones are £19.96 instead of £24.95. 

 

Best I can do seems to be this page:  

https://www.themodelcentre.com/searchanise/result?q=plate+wagon&page=1&rb_finish=Pristine&rb_scale=OO+Gauge+(1%3A76+Scale)&tab=products&sort_by=price&sort_order=asc


Or list with their weathered ones: 

https://www.themodelcentre.com/searchanise/result?q=plate+wagon&page=1&rb_scale=OO+Gauge+(1%3A76+Scale)&tab=products&sort_by=price&sort_order=asc

 

 

Also one of the twin packs of the Double Bolsters weathered at the same price as the unweathered ones:

https://www.themodelcentre.com/38-826z-Bachmann-oo-gauge-double-bolster-wagons-twin-pack-freight-grey-livery-m726282-e286444-weathered-by-tmc

 

Care though needed as some of the listings and titles seem jumbled?


 I was given a few for my birthday earlier this year.  They are good, if expensive.  

 

 

 

 

I did mention above, if the offer's still on, use code DIRTYOO for a further 10% off already reduced TMC-weathered items, plus free postage on orders over £60.

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3 hours ago, BR(S) said:

 

I did mention above, if the offer's still on, use code DIRTYOO for a further 10% off already reduced TMC-weathered items, plus free postage on orders over £60.

Just worked and whilst it then dropped the order to below £60 the free postage still applied

 

EDIT - Just noticed whilst the weathered bolsters are £49.56 more than 10% was deducted as the order total with £4.96 off should have been £57.28 but I was charged £56.01 equating to 12.75% off.

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Slightly left field bargain. Amazon are offering £10 off on their Prime day (in a couple of weeks) if you spend £10 with a variety of small retailers. Having done some browsing, there are some scenic items that fall into this category. 

For more info

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=15430759031&pf_rd_r=7WCE8W8PCVHQ4E3W08R0&pf_rd_p=fe736a78-6e0c-41c9-a34b-a94d8b79fecd

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Don't know anything about this outlet, Hobbyking, but one or two bargains appear if you type Hornby in the search bar. Example below, DB 67 for £85..... also lots of other modelling related stuff at what appear to me quite reasonable prices

 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/Hornby-oo-gauge-db-schenker-class-67-bo-bo-67013-era-10-dcc-ready.html?queryID=7d702ca05913258e50c2b9f4691f85e8&objectID=80833&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products

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1 minute ago, MattG said:

Don't know anything about this outlet, Hobbyking, but one or two bargains appear if you type Hornby in the search bar. Example below, DB 67 for £85..... also lots of other modelling related stuff at what appear to me quite reasonable prices

 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/Hornby-oo-gauge-db-schenker-class-67-bo-bo-67013-era-10-dcc-ready.html?queryID=7d702ca05913258e50c2b9f4691f85e8&objectID=80833&indexName=hbk_live_magento_en_us_products

 

 

I asked about them a while ago, I believe the response was they are good and legit but as they might be shipped from outside EU (I think it says where it's coming from) you may have import duty and VAT to pay.

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1 hour ago, TomScrut said:

 

 

I asked about them a while ago, I believe the response was they are good and legit but as they might be shipped from outside EU (I think it says where it's coming from) you may have import duty and VAT to pay.

 

Their website indicates that they are based in Hong Kong, but have warehouses in the UK, Netherlands, USA & Australia.

 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/faq?shumTo=IDfreeshipping-terms&shumParent=.faqBox&shumTarget=.block-heading - look under "Other Terms and Conditions".

 

EDIT : And when you do a search there is an option to include global and/or EU warehouses - so that should eliminate issue about VAT & Import duty (as long as they have your item in the EU warehouse)

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5 minutes ago, Metr0Land said:

 

...and for those of us that don't get down with the kids, it means?

 

I decide what other railway modellers want. :D

 

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15 hours ago, wirey33 said:

 

Their website indicates that they are based in Hong Kong, but have warehouses in the UK, Netherlands, USA & Australia.

 

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/faq?shumTo=IDfreeshipping-terms&shumParent=.faqBox&shumTarget=.block-heading - look under "Other Terms and Conditions".

 

EDIT : And when you do a search there is an option to include global and/or EU warehouses - so that should eliminate issue about VAT & Import duty (as long as they have your item in the EU warehouse)

I have used Hobbyking a few times mainly for materials rather than models, but they have always been good, fast post and no hidden charges.

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26 minutes ago, boxbrownie said:

fast post and no hidden charges.

David,

 

I agree with the fast post, but everytime I've used HobbyKing it has always charged me in US$, despite me using the UK site and warehouse. That lead to a small Bank charge for foreign currency.

 

Ian

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Just had an email from Rails about some 'bargain' 009 Heljan locomotives for £139.50...not sure how much of a bargain they are but compared to the RRP seems a good price...

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/groups/3179/bargain-Heljan-oo9-locomotives


Also I was browsing DCC Supplies' site and there are a few items that I thought were good value in their clearance:

 

https://www.dccsupplies.com/cl-5034/clearance-items.htm

 

I noticed some first batch (livery error) Dapol DRS 68 bodyshells for a tenner...useful if you want to produce a 'plain' livery cat such as 68026 et al a few years ago or ex-ScotRail 68006/7 currently.

 

Jack.

 

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1 hour ago, Jack374 said:

Just had an email from Rails about some 'bargain' 009 Heljan locomotives for £139.50...not sure how much of a bargain they are but compared to the RRP seems a good price...

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/groups/3179/bargain-Heljan-oo9-locomotives

 

I don't think they can be had cheaper anywhere else at the moment. Interestingly enough Hattons did a live stream about these this morning and they want £186 for them IIRC.

 

Our "friends" at 365games currently have a 10% off everything code:

 

10% OFF EVERYTHING
Use Code OCT10 at the checkout.

 

Which would, for example, make this 67 £111

 

https://www.365games.co.uk/model-kits/Hornby-db-cargo-uk-class-67-bo-bo-67024-belmond-british-pullman-era-11-model-train

 

There are quite a few things on there at the moment that look quite cheap so 10% off may be excellent, but I aren't price checking their entire range!

 

I have just ordered this as I am making up a fleet of small preserved locos to run on a secondary line when I get a new layout built

 

https://www.365games.co.uk/model-kits/Hornby-john-dewar-and-sons-randh-48ds-0-4-0-no-458957-era-8-model-train?gclid=cjwkcajwq_d7bradeiwavmddhukchoalihdo3wgxd5ddmap6366ohlmsrorfvnhpgmg5py8qaeexyhoc99eqavd_bwe

 

£57.59 delivered which I think is as cheap as it has ever got?

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Ref the 365 games bargains I have been through the 600 plus Hornby items and best in my opinion is TTS chips for less than 30 quid after 10 % discount. Not a huge selection of them but class 37 and J36 stick in my memory.

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In the 365 Games sale there are LNER O1’s down to £85 plus another 10% off, and various Mark 2’s and Mark 3’s are around the £25 mark with the discount. 

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