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Title: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: springwood on July 18, 2019, 08:10:29 AM
Morning,
I have just purchased some of the above (their code SL-340). Forgive me if I'm being really thick here, but do you get two buffers in the one pack?? The outer packaging reads Buffer stop, rail type, PECO streamline (and there is a little drawing of one made up)..so you would think the kit will make one of - BUT - on the back of the card slip, there are the instructions and a 'parts list' which reads: 2 left-hand side members, 2 right-hand side members, 2 buffer beams. So...you get two for the price of one??!

If that is so, the description is misleading as I worked out I needed a total of 8 buffer stops on the layout, so sure enough bought 8 x SL-340. I now could make 16!!

Any comments?

Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: colpatben on July 18, 2019, 08:16:33 AM

I needed a total of 8 buffer stops on the layout, so sure enough bought 8 x SL-340. I now could make 16!!

Any comments?

I expect that more than one of us has made the same assumption and ended up with twice the number we need.

Just buy more turnouts and build a bigger goods yard.
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: cjdodd on July 18, 2019, 08:16:57 AM
Yes there are two in a pack
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: Bealman on July 18, 2019, 08:20:56 AM
colpatben is correct.... it's a cunning ploy by Peco to get you to buy more points  ;)
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: Peter Kem on July 18, 2019, 10:30:22 AM
Caught me out, and have twice the number I needed.

But just cut the back legs off one to make it shorter and to look a bit different.

Peter
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: emjaybee on July 18, 2019, 10:46:15 AM
I can beat that.

I needed some NGS coupler sprues, so ordered six.

The package that arrived seemed unduly large, but hey.

On opening, it appears that a quantity of 1 coupler sprues, is in fact a pack of 5 PAIRS.

Needless to say I won't be short of couplers, probably, ever.

 :dunce:

It was written in the description, but hey, who reads that far?
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 18, 2019, 04:17:33 PM
I can beat that.

I needed some NGS coupler sprues, so ordered six.

The package that arrived seemed unduly large, but hey.

On opening, it appears that a quantity of 1 coupler sprues, is in fact a pack of 5 PAIRS.

Needless to say I won't be short of couplers, probably, ever.

 :dunce:

It was written in the description, but hey, who reads that far?

Very nearly did the exact same thing, it was only the NGS display stand manager that stopped me from ordering more than I needed!

In our defence, the title just says N gauge coupling sprue...

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: LASteve on July 23, 2019, 03:45:38 AM
I bought some dummy scenic Peco point motors a little while ago. I thought they were a little pricey, but, well, hey, I want the points to look great. So I counted a six-count of point motors I needed, ordered, and later, the parcel arrives arrives and there are five to a pack. Anyone need 24 scenic dummy point motors?
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: chrism on July 23, 2019, 06:10:49 AM
I bought some dummy scenic Peco point motors a little while ago. I thought they were a little pricey, but, well, hey, I want the points to look great. So I counted a six-count of point motors I needed, ordered, and later, the parcel arrives arrives and there are five to a pack.

Aha, we have somebody else who needs more points - I think Peco might be on to something here  :D
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: crewearpley40 on July 23, 2019, 06:20:57 AM
I kept some of mine spares and glad i did after damage caused when i had a flat rebuild blooming disrespectful tradesman so now rebuilding. Could always give spares to the club layout
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: emjaybee on July 23, 2019, 08:02:50 AM
I bought some dummy scenic Peco point motors a little while ago. I thought they were a little pricey, but, well, hey, I want the points to look great. So I counted a six-count of point motors I needed, ordered, and later, the parcel arrives arrives and there are five to a pack. Anyone need 24 scenic dummy point motors?

So glad it's not just me!

 ;D
Title: Re: Peco buffer stops - rail type
Post by: The Q on July 23, 2019, 05:20:48 PM
Not model railways, but when I was in the RAF chinagraph propelling pencils were like hens teeth... And we used them all the time...

So someone ordered 12 ....being generous between the 25men on the shift...

What turned up?


12 boxes of 144. 


They were giving them away...  I've still got a couple now,  36years later...
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