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Author Topic: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series  (Read 9307 times)

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2016, 08:15:31 am »
You mean HMRC charges? They're under 15, so exempt.

May I ask why the full stop after every post?





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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #76 on: November 03, 2016, 07:32:06 pm »
Grammar?  :confused1:.

 Sorry if got the wrong end of the stick.

Weave,  :beers:.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #77 on: November 03, 2016, 07:46:11 pm »
Grammar?  :confused1:.

 Sorry if got the wrong end of the stick.

Weave,  :beers:.

I think njee means the odd one that sits all lonesome like about four lines beneath the post text. Like this



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It's an odd point. ;D. Or is it a point of order? Whatever it is, you could say Gordon has a point. :beers:
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #78 on: November 03, 2016, 07:52:31 pm »
Ah yes, I see now.

Thank you daffy.

That's not a full stop, it's a space station.

I'll get my glasses, coat and go to the pub  :beers:

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2016, 12:35:09 am »
You mean HMRC charges? They're under 15, so exempt.

No, I mean the (cheekily applied) post office or parcel force  charges. Whenever I have received purchases from Japan, I have had to visit, in person - and therefore not always convenient as the venues are often hidden deep in industrial estates - the postal office site to pay the post office or parcel force 'handling fee'. This has never been a customs fee.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2016, 12:38:23 am »
I think njee means the odd one that sits all lonesome like about four lines beneath the post text.

Correct. I do it because I find that otherwise the last sentence of the post can become jumbled up with the various footer items that get automatically attached to posts.
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #81 on: November 05, 2016, 12:52:44 am »
as members probably know from previous posts I did a home repaint to create a Coop loco. Now (as so often when us modellers do a scratch or kit build only for it to be followed by a ready to run issue) I'm feeling a little deflated.

Decided to purchase the Co-op livery lok and it arrived today.

Very nice.

Compared to my repaint it has the big advantage of a professional paint job, which has been executed superbly, and especially the name and town shield and solebar lettering which was impossible to create tidily for my repaint.

Kato box carries 'normal' Kato style card insert with Kato branding and cat number 'Kato 7074039' but with additional Noch branding on the bottom only, plus the box has two small Noch stickers slapped on two sides of the exterior with cat number  'Noch 74039'

I now plan to re-repaint my Co-op into another 'easy' livery - probably the all over green 'A&M AG'. 
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #82 on: November 05, 2016, 07:03:43 am »
There will only be a Post Office/Parcelforce "handling fee" (which I agree is a pain) when there are import charges due. They don't arbitrarily charge fees on all items from overseas. As these are below the threshold for duty, they will also be exempt from the associated handling fees.

It's often pot luck whether you're charged anyway, although far less common to get away with it these days.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #83 on: November 05, 2016, 08:22:55 am »

Decided to purchase the Co-op livery lok and it arrived today.

Very nice.

Compared to my repaint it has the big advantage of a professional paint job, which has been executed superbly, and especially the name and town shield and solebar lettering which was impossible to create tidily for my repaint.

Kato box carries 'normal' Kato style card insert with Kato branding and cat number 'Kato 7074039' but with additional Noch branding on the bottom only, plus the box has two small Noch stickers slapped on two sides of the exterior with cat number  'Noch 74039'

Thanks for the detail Gordon on your nice new loco. Was this from one of the German retailers such as DM-toys or AB Modellen?
I'm thinking of oredering Die Kleine Rote before Christmas so would be interested in costs and charges incurred.
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #84 on: November 05, 2016, 11:04:47 am »
Germany being in the EU means no additional charges. Only relevant for non-EU purchases, for now!

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #85 on: November 05, 2016, 11:20:08 am »
Germany being in the EU means no additional charges. Only relevant for non-EU purchases, for now!

My post was too vague as what I meant was the p&p charges and loco cost.  :)
Suppose I should have just looked them up, but for some reason I keep getting 'cannot connect to server' this morning. Took me 5 tries just to post this. Heigh ho! Ain't t'internet lovely! >:(
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2016, 12:53:47 am »
Was this from one of the German retailers?

Yes, from Germany

I don't buy from AB as their system is far too complex, and I'm not keen on their pricing.

For the others, it is best to shop around as there are so many good German retailers and their deals are very varied and one person's favourite shop might not be another's.

I always research the catalogue number of a desired item first, then , separately, do an internet search for the make and cat number eg 'Faller 745677'

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2016, 07:02:06 am »
 And use Google.de to search just German retailers.

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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #88 on: November 07, 2016, 08:56:40 am »
Thanks to you both. :)

Just like the UK then - good and bad deals abound on different days.

I had noted AB seem rather expensive, though their PDF pages are interesting to see details of what's available, spares etc.

I'll keep checking .de and .ch sites until I see a total price I like - I'm in no hurry other than to keep ahead of another possible price hike given the fluidity of the financial markets.
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Re: Kato Rhaetische Bahn series
« Reply #89 on: November 08, 2016, 01:48:28 am »
And use Google.de to search just German retailers.

I tend to leave the search more open in case there are cheap deals from, say, a Spanish retailer. I got some great deals on Minitrix SNCF and DB N wagons a few years ago from Spain -  and - when one arrived with me faulty (sealed in original packaging but on opening found the plastic to be warped out of shape) it was replaced without question or request for the defective one to be returned, so I got a  new wagon and some free spare parts!

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