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Kernow have some exhibition offers, the web-site states "More items will be added each day so keep checking back! These offers are for the Bodmin exhibition and will be removed after 26th October."

 

Some very competitive prices,

 

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/c/1690/Exhibition-Special

 

eg 30-165 Bachmann The Thanet Flyer Train Set, £109.99:

 

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/54498/30-165-Bachmann-The-Thanet-Flyer-Train-Set

 

I should have waited for the Dapol GWR railcars ...

 

£99.99 each--http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/60755/4D-011-005-Dapol-Streamlined-Railcar-number-12-in-GWR

 

oh well, bargains for others!

 

all the best,

 

Keith

 

 

 

 

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Now I am upset, been waiting for military manouvres to come down to a decent price for ages and got it last month for around  £130 from rails,

 

the kernow link above has it for £99 which is a steal when you consider its only £5 more than the NCB 03 next to it and you get 3 wagons, a controller and an oval of track and siding! 

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Cheapy Wago-like connectors:

 

Screenshot_20201028_180915.jpg.64b127f033699d29d0316172bce33304.jpg

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YCBDBKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AoBMFbMWT24AW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

Tick the "25% voucher" box and use code: LIUMY201028

 

£4.79 for 50 pieces.

 

 

 

I went through the checkout but the price only went down to £8 or so after putting in the code. 

 

Went back to the product page and then ticked the box again. Then chose the Buy Now button where it came up with the right price.

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14 hours ago, Sir TophamHatt said:

Cheapy Wago-like connectors:

 

Screenshot_20201028_180915.jpg.64b127f033699d29d0316172bce33304.jpg

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YCBDBKR/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AoBMFbMWT24AW?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

 

Tick the "25% voucher" box and use code: LIUMY201028

 

£4.79 for 50 pieces.

 

 

 

I went through the checkout but the price only went down to £8 or so after putting in the code. 

 

Went back to the product page and then ticked the box again. Then chose the Buy Now button where it came up with the right price.

Really odd order this one, before the 25% discount the amount was £14.99p.......after applying 25% discount the total was £4.79p :blink:

 

Worth a punt though, thanks.

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15 hours ago, Sir TophamHatt said:

Thanks Sir TH, but I'd be aware.

 

I'm not sure I'd want to see these in my house.

 

Are they to BS / EN standards, 'CE' certified?

The marketing blurb is a bit suspect, like "Do not connect the neutral and fire lines to the same terminal", and one of their pictures show them in an external situation but seems to show WAGO connectors and not theirs.

 

Maybe OK for low-current under-board model use, but I would not want them on my 230V domestic supply.

 

If it's the same as LIUMY-Direct, then Amazon report that it's HQ is in Guang , China. If its the Litunian company then this says it all: "Liumy is a design atelje where products are hand crafted to ensure the highest quality. Our famous product is Instant Albums with pockets for the photos to hold."

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2 minutes ago, Damo666 said:

Thanks Sir TH, but I'd be aware.

 

I'm not sure I'd want to see these in my house.

 

Are they to BS / EN standards, 'CE' certified?

The marketing blurb is a bit suspect, like "Do not connect the neutral and fire lines to the same terminal", and one of their pictures show them in an external situation but seems to show WAGO connectors and not theirs.

 

Maybe OK for low-current under-board model use, but I would not want them on my 230V domestic supply.

 

If it's the same as LIUMY-Direct, then Amazon report that it's HQ is in Guang , China. If its the Litunian company then this says it all: "Liumy is a design atelje where products are hand crafted to ensure the highest quality. Our famous product is Instant Albums with pockets for the photos to hold."

 

I don't think that is what @SirTophamHatt is suggesting they are used for.

 

They'll be great I think for connecting wires under the board. If they are "rated" for 24A then I'll chance it with my layout.

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3 minutes ago, TomScrut said:

I don't think that is what @SirTophamHatt is suggesting they are used for.

 

They'll be great I think for connecting wires under the board. If they are "rated" for 24A then I'll chance it with my layout.

 

Fully accept that point (hence why it's posed on this forum), which is why I said:

 

7 minutes ago, Damo666 said:

Maybe OK for low-current under-board model use, but I would not want them on my 230V domestic supply.

 

However, with these lying in your toolbox and then potentially being accidentally used on 230V some time in the future, the risks outweigh the benefits, in my opinion.

 

Don't want the BH Police after me, but I thought that this was an important safety observation to make.

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As with any 'Bargain' - Caveat Emptor, and that's before I put on my electrical engineer hat and take the discussion further :offtopic:

 

:)

 

Meanwhile.....

 

This looks to be reasonable; I saw an 'RMB' sell for more than the three coaches recently on a certain auction site.

 

http://www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/p/65879/K9611-Bachmann-NSE-Mk1-Coach-Pack-Special-Offer

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1 hour ago, Damo666 said:

However, with these lying in your toolbox and then potentially being accidentally used on 230V some time in the future, the risks outweigh the benefits, in my opinion.

 

I agree with what you're getting at, I just thought the context was fairly obvious and anybody who should be faffing about with 230V should know better anyway.

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6 minutes ago, TomScrut said:

 

I agree with what you're getting at, I just thought the context was fairly obvious and anybody who should be faffing about with 230V should know better anyway.

TBH I wouldn’t use genuine 240v rated versions of these in any semi/permanent mains use regardless, they are primarily ( or were) designed for temporary use in development of electrical circuits or equipment.

 

They'll be fine with 12v low amps circuits we find on model railway stuff, obviously upon use if they look and feel like they are made of tissue paper and spit then even then they will be binned, but at these prices worth a punt.

 

 

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FFS..... bargains is what this thread is about.

 

I’ve  not seen these mentioned but some new Heljan Cromptons with a few quid off.

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/products/39473/Heljan-3452-oo-gauge-class-33-026-seafire-br-civil-engineers-grey-yellow-diesel-locomotive

 

https://railsofsheffield.com/products/39475/Heljan-3454-oo-gauge-class-33-063-mainline-grey-diesel-locomotive


.... remember .... Bargains.

 

Griff

 

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18 hours ago, Nova Scotian said:

LMS Suburban special edition pack for 140 GBP.

 

http://www.burevalleymodels.com/p/9483/R3397---LMS-Suburban-Passenger-Train-Pack

 

OOS now, but MRD have one at £132
https://www.modelrailwaysdirect.co.uk/train-packs/Hornby-r3397-lms-suburban-passenger-train-pack-limited-edition/

I'd have had it myself if I hadn't just bought 4 of these coaches in the latest 'Rails' deal.

 

EDIT at 17:45: Now gone!

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Trix mentioned somewhere else on forum, went for a poke around.


Apparently a dcc-ready starter set available for 100 euro

 

https://www.maerklinshop.de/en/detail/index/sArticle/2/number/T21530?__country=28

 

Even for a modern dcc pugbash that wouldn't be awful given the track, dcc-ready, rolling stock etc. Or use as is.

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12 hours ago, Nova Scotian said:

Trix mentioned somewhere else on forum, went for a poke around.


Apparently a dcc-ready starter set available for 100 euro

 

https://www.maerklinshop.de/en/detail/index/sArticle/2/number/T21530?__country=28

 

Even for a modern dcc pugbash that wouldn't be awful given the track, dcc-ready, rolling stock etc. Or use as is.

Just for info, pretty sure it’s with a D.C. controller not a DCC controller, the chipped loco will work on both of course.

As you say, good value for the Loco let alone the wagons and track with it.

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3 hours ago, boxbrownie said:

Just for info, pretty sure it’s with a D.C. controller not a DCC controller, the chipped loco will work on both of course.

As you say, good value for the Loco let alone the wagons and track with it.

Yes, apologies; my original post I had been mistaken in already thinking it was DCC, rather than being DCC ready. I edited, but could have done a better job.

 

It does have traction tires, but like the electrotren 0-6-0T this seems like a good candidate for a pugbash, or even a better starting point for the whole steampunk thing.

 

I wasn't sure on VAT, shipping etc (though it looked free/cheap?), and obviously post January things could change...

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