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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2014, 01:25:26 pm »
Just been notified by Hattons that my pre order for the Countryside Coal set containing a S&DJR blue Jinty is being packed for despatch, don't think it will reach here by Christmas but should be here by the Spanish Christmas, 3 King's Day, 6th January so it is almost a Christmas present.   :)

The Digital control unit included with the set will be up for sale once I know it all works.


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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #31 on: December 23, 2014, 02:55:49 pm »
I tracked down a Scenecraft Great Central Rly signal box

http://www.ehattons.com/82858/Graham_Farish_42_187_Great_Central_Signal_Box_75_x_31_x_54mm_/StockDetail.aspx

as I own a few steam locos that had strong GC connections in BR times, however I don't have room for a full GCR-style station.
A signal box can still mark out the company and area modelled all the same.
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #32 on: December 23, 2014, 03:04:26 pm »
Wonder if, after Christmas Day, this thread will be retitled "Christmas presents to sell" :hmmm:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2014, 05:20:46 pm »
Well it will not actually be represented as a present to self but, realistically, it could be regarded as such. In a different thread there is all of this praise for a kettle -the GF 4f 0-6-0 tender locomotive. Very seductive !

Well, normal "Western" Christmas is all sown up as regards presents. But - SWMBO is from Russia and follows their orthodox Christian method of worship. The orthodox Russians maintain the old calender, two weeks later than those in the west. So; this means we have two Christmases, 25-12 and 07-01, and also two new years, 01-01 and 14-01. Since my birthday coincides with the "old" new year, maybe another present from SWMBO is in order ?

If I order a GF 4F in a set or as a split from set stand alone, does this count as a present to self; and more importantly (in case I reject negative comments) what are the code numbers for the set and/or the split from set numbers. I suppose I ought to worry about delivery times as well.........

Answers by return please, the alcoholic haze may start to dissipate very soon.

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2014, 05:34:41 pm »
This last 4 or 5 weeks I've bought (for Xmas??)
Farish J39
Farish green Class 26
Dapol green Class 22 milk tank set
Dapol 45xx
Farish City of Birmingham

and... a few wagons

I am now rapidly approaching financial ruin and have DEFINITELY run out of pocket money.

I really must start laying track on my baseboards so I can start using this stuff in earnest!!
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2014, 06:38:59 pm »
Well let's have a look then



Here they are George.

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Keep on Smiling
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2014, 09:27:26 pm »
This last 4 or 5 weeks I've bought (for Xmas??)
Farish J39
Farish green Class 26
Dapol green Class 22 milk tank set
Dapol 45xx
Farish City of Birmingham

and... a few wagons

I am now rapidly approaching financial ruin and have DEFINITELY run out of pocket money.

I really must start laying track on my baseboards so I can start using this stuff in earnest!!

Good grief, Bob :goggleeyes:
Don't you even dare think about Easter eggs! :no: (2016 that is)

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2014, 10:24:11 pm »
Good grief, Bob :goggleeyes:
Don't you even dare think about Easter eggs! :no: (2016 that is)

Trouble is I know SWMBO knows I've bought some N gauge items but I don't think she knows how much!

I think I might be in for a very expensive Xmas present for her to make up for my profligate expenditure - once she finds out my N gauge bill!!

I might have to remortgage my house to pay for all this. Happy days!
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2014, 10:35:00 pm »
Very nice, Dave. I particularly like the Rock Island one.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2014, 11:52:30 am »
Thank God for German efficiency.

Everything I bought 2 to 3 weeks ago from Spain and Portugal is nowhere to be seen.

Luckily the 3 spanish coaches from DM Toys (agreed present) came within days and my non justifiable stuff from DM Toys and Modellbahnshop Lippe equally so.

Will give SWMBO the boxes today and then have to bribe the postman into be discreet about deliveries from Iberia.

She knows about the Portuguese loco but not the 2 Spanish ones. I tend to say they're just decals, cost about 2.50 and I can't believe the amount of packaging people use, although saying that I can't believe .....

Enjoy your stockings everyone,

Off to Majestic Wine to spend even more  :doh:

HAPPY CHRISTMAS  :beers:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2014, 12:11:46 pm »
I really like the look of the Dapol HST's and I am thinking of ordering one.

Desicions decisions lol
Geoff

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2014, 05:39:55 am »
This last 4 or 5 weeks I've bought (for Xmas??)
Farish J39
Farish green Class 26
Dapol green Class 22 milk tank set
Dapol 45xx
Farish City of Birmingham

and... a few wagons

I am now rapidly approaching financial ruin and have DEFINITELY run out of pocket money.

I really must start laying track on my baseboards so I can start using this stuff in earnest!!


So if I see someone down the shops with a board saying Layout and Locos to support I will know it is Bob.  :D
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Having learnt so much from Geominster this is the new project.

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #42 on: December 26, 2014, 07:37:38 am »
I tracked down a Scenecraft Great Central Rly signal box

http://www.ehattons.com/82858/Graham_Farish_42_187_Great_Central_Signal_Box_75_x_31_x_54mm_/StockDetail.aspx

Is the name board on the signal box meant to read

LOUGHBORSUGH ??

Or is it a GF mirspint?
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #43 on: December 26, 2014, 08:21:12 am »
This last 4 or 5 weeks I've bought (for Xmas??)
Farish J39
Farish green Class 26
Dapol green Class 22 milk tank set
Dapol 45xx
Farish City of Birmingham

and... a few wagons

I am now rapidly approaching financial ruin and have DEFINITELY run out of pocket money.

I really must start laying track on my baseboards so I can start using this stuff in earnest!!


So if I see someone down the shops with a board saying Layout and Locos to support I will know it is Bob.  :D

You mean you haven't already seen me outside Asda begging for Jubilee tyres and the odd NEM coupling!

Happy Xmas all
Size matters - especially if you don't have a lot of space - and N gauge is the answer!

Bob Austin

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2014, 08:37:56 am »
I tracked down a Scenecraft Great Central Rly signal box

http://www.ehattons.com/82858/Graham_Farish_42_187_Great_Central_Signal_Box_75_x_31_x_54mm_/StockDetail.aspx

Is the name board on the signal box meant to read

LOUGHBORSUGH ??

Or is it a GF mirspint?


I've just opened the box, my example too has the same spelling error - it should actually be LOUGHBOROUGH - but mine will be renamed.
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