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14 hours ago, sb67 said:

 

Looks good HonestTom. I like the sound of your setting, have you based a layout on it? 

Not yet, I'm currently working (very slowly) on a micro-layout. You can see one of the structures in the background - a ruined hydraulic accumulator tower. I'd like to built something fancier in the long term, but at the moment it's a basic Inglenook/photographic plank. I kind of want to keep the setting a little bit vague, because different parts of the docks had different traffic and I'd like a bit of everything.

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2 hours ago, HonestTom said:

Not yet, I'm currently working (very slowly) on a micro-layout. You can see one of the structures in the background - a ruined hydraulic accumulator tower. I'd like to built something fancier in the long term, but at the moment it's a basic Inglenook/photographic plank. I kind of want to keep the setting a little bit vague, because different parts of the docks had different traffic and I'd like a bit of everything.

 

Ok, I'll keep my eyes open for that. I like the J69 as well, it looks good with those coaches.

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You will be pleased to see that the Swanage Railway Heritage Carriage Group has recently obtained an LSWR carriage body that was part of a house for nearly 100 years.  It will be used as a workshop and store.  It looks like it has five compartments two of which seem to be in LSWR brown and salmon pink livery.  I am still waiting for the Hornby R40107 1st class coach and R40110 LSWR brake 3rd.  These are available from Hornby but not yet from the retailers.

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Just a heads up to all of those that have missed the coaches in the UK. Australia has received a large shipment. So if you are looking for specific liveries it is worth checking out Australian retailers. I have picked up over the last 2 weeks a train of NBR carriages. 

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27 minutes ago, DougN said:

Just a heads up to all of those that have missed the coaches in the UK. Australia has received a large shipment. So if you are looking for specific liveries it is worth checking out Australian retailers. I have picked up over the last 2 weeks a train of NBR carriages. 

Although given typical Australian model railway pricing, and the cost of shipping back to the UK, someone is going to have to really want them. 

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5 hours ago, scots region said:

Does anyone know if the upcoming price increases will affect orders direct from Hornby, or if its just to retailers?

 

Why would they pass the price increase onto their retailers and not their own website? 

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7 minutes ago, Pre Grouping fan said:

 

Why would they pass the price increase onto their retailers and not their own website? 

 

I think he means pre standing orders.

 

Sometimes manufacturers and retailers will absorb it and honour the original price.

 

Airfix did with a model I had on pre-order which was delayed. I was charged the original price even though it had gone up by about £5.

 

 

Jason

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24 minutes ago, Pre Grouping fan said:

 

Why would they pass the price increase onto their retailers and not their own website? 

 

Because this is the same company that has put their retailers in "tiers" causing many of them to have to cancel customers' pre-orders?

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15 hours ago, PatB said:

Although given typical Australian model railway pricing, and the cost of shipping back to the UK, someone is going to have to really want them. 

I don't disagree with you Pat but the last 2 that I purchased were $54 AUD which works out at 29 quid which matches the UK pretty close (28quid on hattons) but as you say they only get 10% back on GST and then add the postage on. Like you said they have to "really want them". 

The traders that have them in stock are:

Branchline.com.au (no only ordering but they will post) 

Metrohobbies.com.au- online ordering

Frontlinehobbies.com.au

 

(I am only a customer of these and have no other connection) 

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1 hour ago, DougN said:

I don't disagree with you Pat but the last 2 that I purchased were $54 AUD which works out at 29 quid which matches the UK pretty close (28quid on hattons) but as you say they only get 10% back on GST and then add the postage on. Like you said they have to "really want them". 

The traders that have them in stock are:

Branchline.com.au (no only ordering but they will post) 

Metrohobbies.com.au- online ordering

Frontlinehobbies.com.au

 

(I am only a customer of these and have no other connection) 

 

While chatting to Doug yesterday, I looked on Metro Hobbies website, and not only were the existing coaches $AUS54, but the ones with lights are able to be pre-ordered, and cost just $1 more than the ones without lights. 

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Assume $54.00 Aud and assuming the retailer discounts the 10% GST,  this gives you a purchase cost of $48.60, At the current exchange rate around GBP25.00.    Add to this airmail postage including the ever popular signature on delivery that most private eBay sellers require of Aussie customers of $35.00 (GBP18.20), assuming no retailer handling charge for an international sale.  Total of GBP43.20.   Multiple purchases would lower the per unit postage cost.

 

 

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3 hours ago, DougN said:

I don't disagree with you Pat but the last 2 that I purchased were $54 AUD which works out at 29 quid which matches the UK pretty close (28quid on hattons) but as you say they only get 10% back on GST and then add the postage on. Like you said they have to "really want them". 

The traders that have them in stock are:

Branchline.com.au (no only ordering but they will post) 

Metrohobbies.com.au- online ordering

Frontlinehobbies.com.au

 

(I am only a customer of these and have no other connection) 

 

2 hours ago, SRman said:

 

While chatting to Doug yesterday, I looked on Metro Hobbies website, and not only were the existing coaches $AUS54, but the ones with lights are able to be pre-ordered, and cost just $1 more than the ones without lights. 

Interesting. I admit that it's been some time since I bothered to look at Oz retail pricing, as it had always seemed to follow the usual Australian situation, for any goods out of the mainstream, of poor range and swingeing markups. Perhaps the distributors and retailers have caught up with the Internet era and are adjusting to the realisation that their markets are no longer captive, and it's better to have a small cut of something than a larger cut of nothing. 

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9 hours ago, Jack Benson said:

Sorry to arrive late at the party,

 

Has Hornby released a BR departmental van as part of their period range?

 

Thank you and StaySafe 

 

No, not a Departmental specific lettered vehicle. The Crimson/Maroon 4 wheel full brake would look the part with some additional lettering. 

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10 hours ago, Jack Benson said:

Sorry to arrive late at the party,

 

Has Hornby released a BR departmental van as part of their period range?

 

Thank you and StaySafe 

Tim,

FYI, the Hattons, soon to be released period range have BR departmental variants in both crimson and black liveries.

Hope this assists.

Mark

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Has anyone received any news about the LSWR 4 wheel coaches R40107 and R40110?  These have been available from Hornby since 1 July.  I ordered mine from a large model shop that does mail orders on 22 January and at 3 August they still have not received them.  One shop has only got three left.

 

I have heard that Hornby is delaying supplying some large model shops by four weeks.

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