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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #60 on: November 24, 2017, 10:01:21 am »
I have invested in a pair of Dentist/medical loupes with x6 magnification. :goggleeyes:  Eyesight is not what it used to be but still good and i want to keep it that way. 8)

They are a good price now, about the cost of a loco, if you buy them direct from China and they make working on small items so much easier. :beers:

As an aside you can get an amazing range of medical instruments from China on Ebay at good prices. :thumbsup:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #61 on: November 28, 2017, 08:22:29 pm »
My Christmas present to me this year will be either :

Dapol Schools loco "Malvern" in Bulleid green livery or Dapol A4 loco with valances "Empire of India" in garter blue livery.

I will choose whichever is LEAST likely to be discounted by the major retailers after Christmas.

My feeling is that the A4s are selling better than the Bulleid liveried Schools so I think there is more likelihood that the Schools will be discounted before the A4s.

To reply to my own question, Hattons have 2 or 3 of each of the A4s in stock, whereas they have more than 10 of each of the schools.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2017, 08:42:09 pm »
I beg your indulgence, but my xmas present to myself is not [shock horror] in 1:144




it is a Revell 1:72 A400M 'Atlas' transport kit, which although listed on Amazon at over £100, I found on fleabay at £39.99 with free p&p.

so my wargames forces have beaten my railway, mea culpa, but WHAT A DEAL ! :-)
SWMBO even agreed it was a good buy ------- and that doesn't happen very often !
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2017, 08:47:13 pm »
I beg your indulgence, but my xmas present to myself is not [shock horror] in 1:144




it is a Revell 1:72 A400M 'Atlas' transport kit, which although listed on Amazon at over £100, I found on fleabay at £39.99 with free p&p.

so my wargames forces have beaten my railway, mea culpa, but WHAT A DEAL ! :-)
SWMBO even agreed it was a good buy ------- and that doesn't happen very often !

Oooohhhh I think we can let you off just this once  ;)

Skyline2uk

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #64 on: November 28, 2017, 10:23:14 pm »
Maybe I've overdone the DMU's slightly.  :)

You can't overdo DMUs :no:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2017, 09:06:47 am »
Maybe I've overdone the DMU's slightly.  :)

You can't overdo DMUs :no:



I love DMU's.  It looks as if I won't be buying myself a Class 142 for Christmas.

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2017, 11:19:26 am »
I have invested in a pair of Dentist/medical loupes with x6 magnification. :goggleeyes:  Eyesight is not what it used to be but still good and i want to keep it that way. 8)

They are a good price now, about the cost of a loco, if you buy them direct from China and they make working on small items so much easier. :beers:

As an aside you can get an amazing range of medical instruments from China on Ebay at good prices. :thumbsup:

I've been thinking that obtaining some of these would be a great thing. Might I ask Snowwolflair@ where he is buying these loupes from?

Thanks
Webbo

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2017, 11:36:56 am »
They are available though Ebay or direct through the Bangood and other websites and they are all direct from China.

A short note on use.

I use x3.5 (available at Boots etc) x4, x6 and x7 reading type glasses to model.  They are very good but the disadvantage is they are single lens and you have to hold the model closer and closer to your face to get them in focus.  If you have a big nose x6 is about the limit :D

The dental loupes are telescopes (only buy this type) with multiple lenses so the working distance is normal, about 15 inches from your face and this is adjustable.  Working under magnification takes a bit of time to get used to but if you want to paint eyebrows on an N scale figure, or the equivalent, invaluable. 8)

The Loupes can either come mounted on a spectacle frame, good if you have normal eyesight, or on a headband mounting that allows you to wear your normal glasses at the same time, good if you have an astigmatism or similar.

Also find someone who has a pair before you buy and try them out, as they are not cheap and are a significant investment.

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2017, 12:12:20 pm »
For those of you not on FB.... Christmas present to myself unboxed setup and printing JUA’s to test, printer not set on highest dpi yet and not as yet printed the cooling mod...






After a little tidying up

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #69 on: December 19, 2017, 02:36:43 pm »
Well for me it just had to be



I'm sure I was standing upright when I took the picture! Oh well hey ho  :pint:


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Dapol Schools on Sale ?
« Reply #70 on: March 31, 2018, 12:41:02 pm »
My Christmas present to me this year will be either :
Dapol Schools loco "Malvern" in Bulleid green livery or Dapol A4 loco with valances "Empire of India" in garter blue livery.
I will choose whichever is LEAST likely to be discounted by the major retailers after Christmas.
My feeling is that the A4s are selling better than the Bulleid liveried Schools so I think there is more likelihood that the Schools will be discounted before the A4s.
To reply to my own question, Hattons have 2 or 3 of each of the A4s in stock, whereas they have more than 10 of each of the schools.

Hattons still have at least 30 Schools in Malachite green livery in stock.

Can we expect a sale soon ?

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2018, 01:58:50 pm »
It's my birthday next month and I want to make sure that I get at least one decent present so I have given up on waiting for the Dapol Schools class loco to be discounted and bought "Malvern" in Southern malachite livery (sorry Mr.Boyden).

I would like to buy some matching coaches so can someone tell me whether it would be OK to backdate the BR malachite green coaches from Dapol (Maunsells) or Farish (Bulleids) to Southern Railway livery ?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2018, 03:18:01 pm »
It's my birthday next month and I want to make sure that I get at least one decent present so I have given up on waiting for the Dapol Schools class loco to be discounted and bought "Malvern" in Southern malachite livery (sorry Mr.Boyden).



Join the club and they are/were discounted Wellington and Malvern at £75.00 ea


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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #73 on: October 12, 2018, 06:50:30 am »
Sale of business and house successful. Present to self and wife will be two one way aeroplane tickets !

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #74 on: Today at 10:58:55 am »
I just splurged on a bespoke footbridge kit from York Modelrail. I noticed their new OO Great Northern footbridge and asked if they might consider a 1:148 version so I could bash two to configure the bridge I need for Welwyn North and they offered a bespoke version incorporating the gas lamp stanchions! For the price of a couple of locos a major headache had been solved. (The fancy banisters on the staircases are a distinctive feature of these bridges and a pig to scratch build)

 

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