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by Tor Giffard
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....once I've established the price to complete one of these models, I'll move on....but not before.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

I agree wholeheartedly that vendors of decent kits should charge a proper price and that we should not expect high quality at a discount. I'd be delighted to pay £40 for an etched wagon kit where everything was fit for purpose and I didn't have to replace half the parts. However, I wouldn't be able...
by Tor Giffard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....fortunately 45609 I have sufficient stock projects waiting to see out my modelling career. I do however attempt to encourage small scale manufacturers by investing in their products.

It won't be my loss.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

This topic appears to have started with 2 themes - 1 of the base cost of kits and another of bulk purchases. The former has been covered so far, and explained and discussed. For the latter, it may depend what people think counts as buying in bulk? Buying 20 of something in one hit would probably ju...
by Tor Giffard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....you might like to check where I "picked on" anyone Mike. Let me know whereabouts in this thread it occurred please. Dave When Justin was named by meld, you did nothing to contradict that posting. So, either confirm or deny. Mike Your criteria for 'picking on' people appears to include...
by Tor Giffard
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....you might like to check where I "picked on" anyone Mike. Let me know whereabouts in this thread it occurred please.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....I had a similar experience with an expensive product when commissioning and raising interest in P4 wheelsets for the Dapol Beattie Well tank from Ultrascale Dave. I have no issue with paying for quality products but do need to understand where the necessary price differential comes from.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....on the contrary Iain. If complex production techniques are required to make available models which have previously been unavailable due to their level of difficulty, then it is important for any potential purchasers to understand this. There will also be implications for other similarly difficul...
by Tor Giffard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

Re: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

....I recently purchased 10 x bodywork only (for the PC01A kit) from Parkside (at £2 a go) to pair with Rumney underframes. There is no need to buy the unwanted parts of the Parkside kits. This creates a much bigger gap in pricing twixt some 'all etched kits' and the etched underframe/moulded plasti...
by Tor Giffard
Sun Apr 17, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: Product Information
Topic: What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?
Replies: 79
Views: 12889

What is a reasonable price for a 2 axle etched wagon kit?

Aft'noon all, There are some eye watering prices starting to appear for etched 2 axle wagon kits to the extent that several potential bulk purchasers of a newly released kit on sale at S4N yesterday (to whom I was chatting) simply laughed at the pricing and walked away without anyone buying any. The...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scalefour North 2016
Replies: 50
Views: 9338

Re: Scalefour North 2016

Evenin' all,

One of the best S4 shows so far in my view....severe wallet slimming pangs. Even the snow over Holme Moss added to the occasion.....straightforward journey into the school car park and much banter/chatter exchanged with various.

Well organised guys!!

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:12 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 15267

Re: RTR P4

Aft'noon all,

Sulzer type 2 fans in the South East should have an opportunity to see some SLW 24s in action on 'Mostyn' at the 2016 Chatham exhibition in June.

I understand that SLW will have a stand there too.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 3723

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....my D5000 will be working with a 3 set of Bulleid coaches mainly and yes I'm looking forward to that.

Ask for a demo of the sound fitted version at York....inspiring.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 3723

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....hence, my initial summary but I think that the confusion is sorted now.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 3723

Re: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

....apologies John, my bad, I understood it to be aimed at that sub class. It is meant to represent a standard loco pre 1966.

Rgds

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant
Replies: 9
Views: 3723

Latest Sutton Locomotive Works RTR P4 Class 24 variant

Evenin' all, Due for release at the York show over Easter is the latest P4 RTR 24 variant from SLW. Priority will again be given to loyal customers.... 24%20E.PNG Make up the era/year details for yourselves. For those who haven't had a look at the manual for the model. here is the link http://sulzer...
by Tor Giffard
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4484

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

Aft'noon all, A freight train detained in e.g. a passing loop for some time (quite routine throughout BR days) wouldn't have all traincrew watching the outlet signal avidly for what could be half an hour or so, instead, the driver whistled up once the signal cleared and looked back for the tip from ...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4484

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

How long did it take to unpin all the wagon brakes before the train would move? I don't think that there is a specific answer to this. Pinning down brakes was the result of a judgement by the train crew on the day; because of variations in loads and the condition of the rail, in turn dependent on t...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4484

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

They wouldn't unpin all the brakes, only sufficient for the guard to consider that the train was adequately braked. Rules 131 applies. I would think it would be bad practice to bring a loaded train to a stand on the Rhymney, the bobby would be in their bad books! The other way round Tim....the driv...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Operating in Practice
Topic: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?
Replies: 23
Views: 4484

Re: How soon does a train move after a signal is cleared?

Evenin' all, As Will suggests, every situation is different. A worthwhile example is the outlet signal to Tunstead quarry private sdgs in the Peak District. In the 1980s many of the trains leaving the sdgs (1 in 100 gradient climbing) were banked. The yard shunter would contact Great Rocks signal bo...
by Tor Giffard
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: jjnewitt
Topic: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons - Anchor Mount Tanks
Replies: 109
Views: 37870

Re: JJNewitt's Wonderful World of Wagons

....and a Happy New Year to you too Justin....some rather tasty morsels in the pipeline....those vac cyls in particular.

Best regards

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 15267

Re: RTR P4

....if my model arrived like that then so would I.

I would be interested in knowing the outcome of that situation John.

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: 47206 - The Fully Sprung, Hybrid Class 47
Replies: 57
Views: 14441

Re: Tyne Dock Class 24

....one thought James...the Bachmann and SLW models don't look good next to each other, with the bodyside height/roof curve difference....would that jar with you once a mix of them were running on your layout?

Dave
by Tor Giffard
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 15267

Re: RTR P4

Mornin' all, For me the body profile of the new SLW model is the single biggest advance towards a P4 standard RTR loco. Modern Locomotives Illustrated No 177 Class 24 & 25 contains all necessary images/diagrams for comparison purposes Compare the SLW roof/beading line over the cab front windows/...
by Tor Giffard
Sun Dec 13, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: New Products
Topic: RTR P4
Replies: 71
Views: 15267

Re: RTR P4

....cheers JIm, number position is another variable e.g. Scottish locos with bodyside number.

Dave

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