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Title: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 01, 2018, 09:13:44 AM
As today is the first day of December and I received Rails of Sheffield’s first advent calendar e-mail today (00 gauge offer  :(); I am reminded of children all across the land having their first bit of, more often than not, advent chocolate today.

My mother in law insists on keeping this tradition alive, and this year I also have my sister in law to thank for a Lego Star Wars calendar  :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/1081-011218091005.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72024)

Now my sister in law knows that the dexterity required to assemble Luke Skywalkers’ speeder early in the morning may elude me. She also knows that the suggested age range on the box (6-14) is just that, a suggestion  ;D

Hope everyone is enjoying this first December weekend.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: joe cassidy on December 01, 2018, 11:14:38 AM
got the advent calendars for my kids (19, 20 & 22 years) from Marks & Spencer this morning - Star Wars, Where's Willy and good old Santa Claus.

May give Phil Spector's Christmas Album a spin this afternoon.

Best regards,


Joe
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Newportnobby on December 01, 2018, 02:15:06 PM
the suggested age range on the box (6-14) is just that, a suggestion  ;D


I always thought that was how many years it would take me to make it :-[
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 01, 2018, 02:23:36 PM
The old ones are always the best aren't they Mick?
A bit like the one where David Beckham was given a box of cornflakes and he thought it was a jigsaw to make the picture on the front of the box.
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Merrylee on December 02, 2018, 11:57:34 AM
What's the RoS one today,

I've tried to open the e mail but comes up blank.

Ron

Ps what Mr Beckham didn't realise if he added milk the cornflakes would fit better.
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: RailGooner on December 02, 2018, 12:25:40 PM
Hornby H Class.
 https://railsofsheffield.com/products/32478/hornby-r3512-oo-gauge-wainwright-h-class-0-4-4t-late-br-train-pack-limited-edition
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Railwaygun on December 02, 2018, 12:49:36 PM
Alas no DM-Toys advent calendar this year.

Dear Sir,

sorry but we don´t make it this year. We have no good idea how to do it spectacular. So we let it be, we don´t like to have boring things...

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards / Cordialement / Saludos / Met vriendelijke groet

Daniel Mrugalski
- Inhaber / Owner -
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 02, 2018, 12:55:08 PM
Still waiting for @Skyline2uk (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1081) to post day 2 of his. Come on Adam, you can't just leave it at day 1, you have to do all 24  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: RailGooner on December 02, 2018, 12:58:01 PM
Alas no DM-Toys advent calendar this year.

Dear Sir,

sorry but we don´t make it this year. We have no good idea how to do it spectacular. So we let it be, we don´t like to have boring things...

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards / Cordialement / Saludos / Met vriendelijke groet

Daniel Mrugalski
- Inhaber / Owner -
Indeed, nobody likes boring things. :beers:
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 02, 2018, 02:10:54 PM
Still waiting for @Skyline2uk ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1081[/url]) to post day 2 of his. Come on Adam, you can't just leave it at day 1, you have to do all 24  :claphappy:


Fair point!

Day two is a big jump forward in terms of films, from day one's speeder from "A New Hope" to a mini figure of Rose Tico from "The Last Jedi".

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/1081-021218140954.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72050)

Sorry I posted a bit slow, in the middle of a big data backup....

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 04, 2018, 06:38:02 PM
Didn’t take long, but got a day behind!

Day 3 and 4 shown below:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/1081-041218183630.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72093)

In both cases I didn’t know what they were going to be until all assembled.

They are a bit “low res”, but defintaley Slave 1 (left) and an A-Wing (right)  :thumbsup:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 05, 2018, 12:42:29 AM
Didn’t take long, but got a day behind!

Day 3 and 4 shown below:

(https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/72/1081-041218183630.jpeg) (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=72093)

In both cases I didn’t know what they were going to be until all assembled.

They are a bit “low res”, but defintaley Slave 1 (left) and an A-Wing (right)  :thumbsup:

Skyline2uk


I think you mean Slave 1 (bottom) A-Wing (top). This really isn't helping my bad neck you know  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 05, 2018, 09:01:25 AM
 :laughabovepost:

Sorry mate, curse of the iPhone!

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: RailGooner on December 05, 2018, 09:50:21 AM
Continental 'N' at RoS today:

 https://railsofsheffield.com/groups/2530/advent-calendar-day-5
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 05, 2018, 10:44:22 PM
December the 5th and my stiff neck is starting to ease. The big question is, will @Skyline2uk (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1081) inflict yet more pain on me in the final 75 minutes of today?
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: CaleyDave on December 05, 2018, 11:07:50 PM
Nice wagon that.
However It's been in their bargains section for ages before this.

Picked one up sometime ago to pretend it
was one of these:
https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/sidetippta?fpciidx=3
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 09, 2018, 03:57:32 PM
December the 5th and my stiff neck is starting to ease. The big question is, will @Skyline2uk (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1081) inflict yet more pain on me in the final 75 minutes of today?

He matey

I shall be posting the latest models shortly my man....

Sorry for the delay, I have a good excuse though.

See happy thread shortly

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 09, 2018, 06:49:15 PM
I have a feeling this could be to do with the pitter patter of tiny feet so I'll go and take a look.


Still need those pictures though  :photospleasesign:
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Skyline2uk on December 09, 2018, 07:31:54 PM
I have a feeling this could be to do with the pitter patter of tiny feet so I'll go and take a look.


Still need those pictures though  :photospleasesign:

Sorry mate, I took a photo but the gallery is out of commission at the moment.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Trainfish on December 09, 2018, 08:20:47 PM
No worries @Skyline2uk (https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=1081) , you don't have too many to catch up with and I'm sure you have other things to do too. I don't envy you with changing those nappies either  :goggleeyes:
Title: Re: Advent Calendars (including Rails of Sheffield)
Post by: Dorsetmike on December 11, 2018, 02:04:04 PM
By the look of the items so far in Rails Advent calendar, they have a surplus of 0 gauge stock!
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