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I have a feeling that the stock levels don't neccessarily represent the full number on hand, possibly to encourage people who are interested to actually buy rather than hold off because they think there are loads left. Maybe it's the number left in the current opened box....?

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9 minutes ago, andyman7 said:

I have a feeling that the stock levels don't neccessarily represent the full number on hand, possibly to encourage people who are interested to actually buy rather than hold off because they think there are loads left. Maybe it's the number left in the current opened box....?

 

I believe it's the live amount. I've bought a few "last ones" from Kernow or just missed out, and that was it. No more.

 

There might be one or two in the other shop, but I don't think they carry much stock there.

 

 

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Starting off the new year with a new model added to my fleet. Pictured below is my model of D604 Cossack.  Soon to have Details added and weathering applied to it and ultimately, sound.  Currently I just have a standard 21 pin decoder installed so I can run it in the meantime until I fit sound.

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On 23/12/2020 at 18:51, andyman7 said:

I have a feeling that the stock levels don't neccessarily represent the full number on hand, possibly to encourage people who are interested to actually buy rather than hold off because they think there are loads left. Maybe it's the number left in the current opened box....?

Bear in mind that the system operates in real time but has to account for stock held across two retail outlets and a very active online presence. 
 

Stock is updated as orders are placed and I believe items are counted as they go into the virtual basket.  So the stock level displayed may differ between customers at almost the same moment in time.  Likewise if a basket is emptied the stock level will revert to account for that. 

It is possible (though not during Covid restrictions) that the last of an item is picked from the shelf by a customer but not paid for immediately while they continue browsing which can theoretically result in an online purchase taking place in the interim but no stock remains. This is a limitation of any system which has to account for both online and “live” shopping. 
 

In my experience the advertised stock level is what remains available at Camborne. The website refers to separate links for “Guildford stock level”. Online orders are all handled via Camborne. 
 

 

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22 minutes ago, Geoff Endacott said:

...except on Wednesdays.

 

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...except that’s untrue. 

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Is anybody able to confirm whether the resettable fuse was changed in the latest batch please? This is the component that caused problems when running with sound.

 

My weathered D601 has it the other way up to my other two, so I am unable to see the part number to see if it was changed.


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2 hours ago, Roy Langridge said:

Is anybody able to confirm whether the resettable fuse was changed in the latest batch please? This is the component that caused problems when running with sound.

 

My weathered D601 has it the other way up to my other two, so I am unable to see the part number to see if it was changed.


Thanks in advance,


Roy

 

Although the particular fuse affected only very small number of model owners reported to us,  we can confirm that the fuse has been changed for the latest batch.

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49 minutes ago, Kernow MRC said:

Although the particular fuse affected only very small number of model owners reported to us,

Is there a Kernow approved method to resolve this. I believe I have an affected loco, but its only a minor inconvenience to me - so not done anything about it.

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17 minutes ago, Geoff Endacott said:

 

Someone doesn't know about Jethro.

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Some might, but your post whatever the humorous intent, implied that KMRC was not open on Wednesdays which is both untrue and potentially not good for the business. 

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16 hours ago, Graham_Muz said:

 

Some might, but your post whatever the humorous intent, implied that KMRC was not open on Wednesdays which is both untrue and potentially not good for the business. 

And as the website makes absolutely clear - right at the top of the first page -

 

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On 12/01/2021 at 13:48, stephennicholson said:

Is there a Kernow approved method to resolve this. I believe I have an affected loco, but its only a minor inconvenience to me - so not done anything about it.

 

As a trained electronics engineer, I am happy to say all models will be affected if they are sound equipped and try to draw the maximum power needed for sound, motion and lights - the total of that exceeds the spec of the original resettable fuse.

 

When Kernow say that "affected only very small number of model owners reported to us", I believe that only a few people were affected, not a few models - I assume the vast majority were not sound fitted.

 

On my original two I have just bridged the fuse with a link and ensured that overload protection is enabled on the decoders. I didn't even use solder, just wrapped the trimmed leg of a resistor tightly around the legs of the fuse and then wrapped a bit of Kapton tape around it. That way it is entirely reversible.


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Just now, Roy Langridge said:

 

As a trained electronics engineer, I am happy to say all models will be affected if they are sound equipped and try to draw the maximum power needed for sound, motion and lights - the total of that exceeds the spec of the original resettable fuse.

 

When Kernow say that "affected only very small number of model owners reported to us", I believe that only a few people were affected, not a few models - I assume the vast majority were not sound fitted.

 

On my original two I have just bridged the fuse with a link and ensured that overload protection is enabled on the decoders. I didn't even use solder, just wrapped the trimmed leg of a resistor tightly around the legs of the fuse and then wrapped a but of Kapton tape around it. That way it is entirely reversible.


Roy

 

Thanks, mine is fitted with a Loksound - which is explains why I occasionally experience the issue. As Kernow have acknowledged the issue by changing the subsequent models it would be good to have their advice on approved resolutions for those that need it on earlier ones.@Kernow MRC

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On 10/01/2021 at 09:57, SirNigel4498 said:

Starting off the new year with a new model added to my fleet. Pictured below is my model of D604 Cossack.  Soon to have Details added and weathering applied to it and ultimately, sound.  Currently I just have a standard 21 pin decoder installed so I can run it in the meantime until I fit sound.

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On 10/01/2021 at 09:57, SirNigel4498 said:

Starting off the new year with a new model added to my fleet. Pictured below is my model of D604 Cossack.  Soon to have Details added and weathering applied to it and ultimately, sound.  Currently I just have a standard 21 pin decoder installed so I can run it in the meantime until I fit sound.

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May I ask which Kadee coupler you have used?

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The NEM pocket is very close to the front of the model so I used Kadee No 17, the shortest NEM pocket one.   It is still too far out for my needs (I aim to have the back face of the moveable knuckle level with the front of the buffers) but there you are.

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On 18/01/2021 at 07:45, Tankerman said:

 

 

May I ask which Kadee coupler you have used?

I used the number 17 kadees, although even these are too long. However they are sufficient and don't leave an unreasonable gap between loco and rolling stock.  I might look into a closer coupling option in the future, but for now, this works well.

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