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Offline Agrippa

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2014, 12:23:45 PM »
We tend to drink Baileys quickly here cos it goes off with our clime.

Well Mrs B does. :thumbsup:

Do you mean she drinks it quickly or goes off ?
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2014, 05:10:23 PM »
I've got so much on pre-order with a well known retailer in Sheffield that I always ask for vouchers for birthday (Oct) and Christmas. To my mind both Farish and Dapol have shot themselves in the foot by not getting stuff through in time for Christmas, even though they were announced what seems years ago. There's no N gauge stuff I want other than what's on pre-order so I'm not tempted in that respect.
Other than that, Liz Hurley's told me she's busy :'(
Excuses ::)


I agree with you about the Farish & Dapol stuff, the West Country & BoB seem to have disappeared off the radar and like you there's nothing current that I want apart from what I need to do myself on the layout, hope to have one board operational shortly!  ::) So present to myself 36 pints of Palmers Best  :claphappy:  :beers: and one of their tea mugs for when I need to sober up!



So you're still in a Tiz about Liz, not even a card?  :sorrysign: chin up you'll pull through  :thumbsup:
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #17 on: December 18, 2014, 08:14:41 PM »
I'm thinking of heading to Liverpool or Sheffield to buy some bits after Christmas as a late present to myself - I reckon I'll find something to impulse buy...

On the non-train front, I am thinking about getting a 4G phone, most likely an iPhone 5c/5s

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2014, 11:19:06 PM »
Blue Pullman. Oops.... I got one last year.  :doh:

LOL.....a matching set perhaps??????

I have a Dapol Class 58 & a new GF Class 37 somewhere in transit.... :laugh3:
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2014, 11:34:18 PM »
I've taken a fancy to this Japanese pre-war EMU which is on sale at quite a reasonable price.
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2014, 11:47:51 PM »
Nice, isn't it. Has the character and livery of the period... for some reason it reminds me of the American "doodlebugs."

Can't understand a word of the rest, though  :confused2:
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2014, 08:08:39 AM »
Hi all,

Have been very greedy to myself this year and still trying to justify what happened.........

SWMBO asked what I really, really wanted. A Mabar Spanish DMU TER 597 (not cheap) from a Spanish ebay shop...Fine.

Came to pay, it had been sold  :(

So next Arnold RENFE 321 loco in green but wasn't sure if I liked the paint job (posted on 'continental'). Also liked the black and yellow 'taxi' livery but not available.

Went for a Portuguese CP 4701 for a future more modern spanish/portuguese layout and 3 spanish coaches to be from SWMBO SANTA. Done and dusted.

The coaches were a good idea but the loco was where it all went wrong. Limited edition so thought worth getting now but the big kid in me will want to play!

Then Spanish ebay re listed as had 2 more DMUs in stock and another spanish shop had the RENFE 321 'taxi' in stock.

Needed a bus so went on a German site and bought a bus, well 2, some bus shelters, 2 french coaches, a spanish container wagon and 2 tractors for the farm....plus the DMU and loco above  :worried:

Daren't go to the bank to check my balance.

 With regard to the original post about what can you justify buying yourself, it is simply 1 thing... ONE BUS as I need to work out the clearance of a roundabout at the ferry terminal.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you all and any turkey and ham leftovers will be much appreciated.

Cheers weave  :beers:




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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2014, 10:34:17 AM »
Have gottem myself the Dapol Ews class 58 with dcc fitted,  in there specails sale, and the grafar Eddie the engine, from the cheap price on the DRS website, also bought the Gaugemaster DBS 66 but wife says I have to give it to her when it arrives until Christmas day.
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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2014, 08:43:02 PM »
Other than that, Liz Hurley's told me she's busy

I'll let you know how our date went !

Best regards,


Joe

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2014, 10:38:59 PM »
I have an old roofless rotting rotten 7' x 5' garden shed. So as a Christmas present to myself I am going to replace it with something approximating 25' x 9', which was once a portable office building but, as far as the appropriate regulations (planning & building) are concerned, will be a garden shed. I don't need to tell you what I shall put in it.
Best wishes

Jane

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #25 on: December 20, 2014, 10:23:26 AM »
Other than that, Liz Hurley's told me she's busy

I'll let you know how our date went !


You, sir, are a cad and a bounder :envy:

I have an old roofless rotting rotten 7' x 5' garden shed. So as a Christmas present to myself I am going to replace it with something approximating 25' x 9', which was once a portable office building but, as far as the appropriate regulations (planning & building) are concerned, will be a garden shed. I don't need to tell you what I shall put in it.

That is going to be SOME railway room :goggleeyes:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #26 on: December 20, 2014, 01:34:45 PM »
Well it's tapped and will be ready to drink at 11.35 tomorrow, ready for testing before our guests arrive  :claphappy:

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2014, 07:47:50 PM »
They weren't planned to be Christmas presents to self but the arrival of these from Mercig Studios is very timely.   ;D

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2014, 08:35:58 PM »
nice

I've recently taken delivery of the arriva trains box set just in time for Christmas... order was placed in time for my birthday in June... would be impolite not to order the extra 2 coaches so more damage to the credit card
I just think people overvalue argument because they like to hear themselves talk.

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Re: Christmas presents to self!!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2014, 11:15:00 AM »
I was doing really well in not spending anything with the Pendolino kickstarter in full swing. But then I got the email saying the DRS 37/4 was out then 2 days later the DRS 57/3. So my play of not spending any money has gone right out of the window!

Never mind I'm sure I will get over it!

 

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