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55 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

Does anyone have a reliable means of contacting Greenwood Models?

 

I have left several phone messages and sent emails - but have received zero response.

 

I am a potential purchaser of a not inexpensive kit, but Greenwood Models seems to have no interest in selling it to me!

 

Soon - it'll be back to adapting an Airfix turntable kit, if I can't make contact.

 

As a small trader myself, I cannot understand why producers ignore communication.

 

John Isherwood.


Hi John,

Once you speak to Mike he is a really affable type of chap. 
 

He routinely doesn’t respond to emails, he has a mailing list option, that also doesn’t get anything either.

 

If you have a look at my thread, you will see the issues I had with mine.

 

Starting at page 65 and this from 67: 

I wish Mike well with his business, but as you note John, it’s no way to run a business.

 

I complained various times to him and he wasn’t interested… said he was embarrassed, but that was it.

 

The power pack is currently held together with electrical tape.

 

On the plus side, it certainly looks the part.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Neal Ball said:

........... it’s no way to run a business.

 

I complained various times to him and he wasn’t interested… said he was embarrassed, but that was it.

 

Right-ho then - if he can't be bothered to answer e-mails, he can do without my business!

 

It's back to converting an Airfix kit into an underbeam turntable, I suppose.

 

Totally unbelieveable !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

John Isherwood.

 

PS. Anyone know of another source of 4mm. scale turntable kits / models - other than Midland Railway Centre and Greenwood Models? Preferably someone who is contactable!

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1 hour ago, cctransuk said:

 

Right-ho then - if he can't be bothered to answer e-mails, he can do without my business!

 

It's back to converting an Airfix kit into an underbeam turntable, I suppose.

 

Totally unbelieveable !!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

John Isherwood.

 

PS. Anyone know of another source of 4mm. scale turntable kits / models - other than Midland Railway Centre and Greenwood Models? Preferably someone who is contactable!

 

It's a shame John, but completely understandable.

 

Once the table is working properly, its a lovely model.

 

I am about to update the Henley page  this evening with progress from the last week or so. It's looking very good.

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10 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

The 50' turntable kit looks as if it could fit the bill, thank you - I will investigate further!

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

 

I don't have experience with their turntable kits but I've bought a few bits from the over the years without any issue. @Jol Wilkinson knows the proprietor very well I believe.

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3 hours ago, cctransuk said:

 

The 50' turntable kit looks as if it could fit the bill, thank you - I will investigate further!

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

 

This is a LRM 50' Cowans Sheldon in situ. A treat to build but I would say follow the instructions; something I rarely do. There is a thread about building one here on the site somewhere.

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11 hours ago, Ben Alder said:

 

This is a LRM 50' Cowans Sheldon in situ. A treat to build but I would say follow the instructions; something I rarely do. There is a thread about building one here on the site somewhere.

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Very nice indeed.

 

Checking, I find that I really need a 56' or larger turntable for my project - I may still have to resort to Airfix kit hacking.

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

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1 minute ago, cctransuk said:

 

Very nice indeed.

 

Checking, I find that I really need a 56' or larger turntable for my project - I mat still have to resort to Airfix kit hacking.

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

 

Good luck then

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7 minutes ago, cctransuk said:

 

Very nice indeed.

 

Checking, I find that I really need a 56' or larger turntable for my project - I may still have to resort to Airfix kit hacking.

 

Regards,

John Isherwood.

 

Can anyone point me at a drawing of a under-girder turntable, please?

 

CJI.

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I tried yet again to call Greenwood yesterday - without success.  The email I sent a month ago remains unanswered :(

As a comparison I also sent an email yesterday afternoon to John at LRM regarding progress on the LRM 60ft Turntable - it was answered this morning... :clapping:

(The LRM table has been delayed by the lockdown - John has conflicting info on a couple of prototype drawings so wants to confirm which drawing is correct; of course they could both be wrong....so if anyone happens to have the definitive 60ft Turntable drawing I'm sure John would like to hear from you....:smile_mini2:)

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1 hour ago, polybear said:

I tried yet again to call Greenwood yesterday - without success.  The email I sent a month ago remains unanswered :(

As a comparison I also sent an email yesterday afternoon to John at LRM regarding progress on the LRM 60ft Turntable - it was answered this morning... :clapping:

(The LRM table has been delayed by the lockdown - John has conflicting info on a couple of prototype drawings so wants to confirm which drawing is correct; of course they could both be wrong....so if anyone happens to have the definitive 60ft Turntable drawing I'm sure John would like to hear from you....:smile_mini2:)

 

Are Greenwood going to be the new Cooper Craft?

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