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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #150 on: September 14, 2019, 06:10:57 PM »
Had a good chat with Ray at BH Enterprises this morning about coach sides, hopefully this side of Christmas!!!
Met Fraser from GFB designs had a good run through of the Signatrak Ace2 controller, wonderfully simple bit of kit which were pretty sure will be our controller for the layout.
Spent a few quid with Nick at N Brass, only 1 item out of 45 that he didn't have in stock so plenty to see me through winter now!
Saw Ben at revolutioN and although I knew no Regent Class B tanks are left seeing 2 triple packs of Esso ones there for sale would of made my day had they been Regents. None of the new stuff for us thankfully for the wallet!!
Got a good discount from Plus Daughters stand presumably for paying cash  :thumbsup: amazing how many people were complaining about stalls not taking cards!!
Bargain of a useful book from Steve Currinn so no excuses for my weathering of wagons now!
Managed to get a NGS Stove R from The Wagon Yard
A good haul of triple packs from Anoraks Anonymous

11 years after since our first and last attendance we managed to get what we went out for, missed the forum photograph, wed left for lunch but definitely worth the trip so maybe we wont wait so long before going back!!!!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #151 on: September 14, 2019, 06:21:40 PM »
Emus. I meant megafret, containers, hoppers. Spoilt for choice. .

Ah, the new Revolution stuff. Thought you meant new Kato things.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #152 on: September 14, 2019, 06:25:34 PM »
Sorry @njee20 we skipped straight past the kato stuff, I knew the rumours Mr Kato would be there but I'll be honest he could of barged me out the way anywhere today and I wouldnt of known.

If they were bringing a Rebuilt Bulleid to the world I'd of camped at his stall all day but the '800 is not for me I'm afraid, so know as little about their news as you

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #153 on: September 14, 2019, 06:26:42 PM »
Yes nick. Arran aird has containers. Megafrets looked good. The containers had usual scrum as was at anoraks stand. 321s ok. VEAs looked beautiful. Wo nt spoil it mate. i meant the revolution models -  willl look online one day
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #154 on: September 14, 2019, 06:28:21 PM »
Sorry @njee20 we skipped straight past the kato stuff, I knew the rumours Mr Kato would be there but I'll be honest he could of barged me out the way anywhere today and I wouldnt of known.

If they were bringing a Rebuilt Bulleid to the world I'd of camped at his stall all day but the '800 is not for me I'm afraid, so know as little about their news as you

Yes sorry, cross posted, my comment was aimed at Crewearpley40 (now quoted for context).

Interesting point re:cash, being a hip young millennial (or something) I never use cash, may have to get some tomorrow, and I’ll still grumble if people don’t take cards!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #155 on: September 14, 2019, 06:29:16 PM »
Did anyone see Mr Kato there?

Yup. Spoke to him on his stand, and met up again at the ice cream van outside as we both tucked into a 99. He’s a very polite gentleman. Judging by his questions, he’s trying to better understand the British N market. He seemed impressed by TINGS. He wouldn’t be drawn on future plans, other than he had some. The 800 series will not have a decoder socket, and as per other Kato models, will need a special pcb fitting.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #156 on: September 14, 2019, 06:32:22 PM »
That seems an epic own goal straight off the bat if I may mix my sporting metaphors!

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #157 on: September 14, 2019, 07:01:15 PM »
Did anyone see Mr Kato there?

Yup. Spoke to him on his stand, and met up again at the ice cream van outside as we both tucked into a 99. He’s a very polite gentleman. Judging by his questions, he’s trying to better understand the British N market. He seemed impressed by TINGS. He wouldn’t be drawn on future plans, other than he had some. The 800 series will not have a decoder socket, and as per other Kato models, will need a special pcb fitting.

Kato models are always easy to add DCC as they use can motors, but you do need to solder in the wired type of decoder.

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #158 on: September 14, 2019, 07:28:34 PM »
sorry nick

did not pay much attention to kato afraid - too busy admiring layouts !!!!! and catching up with others :

jerry howlett
hailstone alex
ray evans
andy evans
cazadoom
snowwolfflair
robert shrives
mr tidbury
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #159 on: September 14, 2019, 07:32:02 PM »
Kato models are always easy to add DCC as they use can motors, but you do need to solder in the wired type of decoder.

Easy is relative. In this day and age a new “all singing all dancing” model with no native DCC compatibility is madness IMO. But that’s for the 800 thread!
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #160 on: September 14, 2019, 07:45:47 PM »
Did anyone see Mr Kato there?

This fella, who insisted in interrupting me and Maurice (Osborns) while we were having a chat? :D


Kidding! He is a genuinely nice chap and true model rail enthusiast.
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #161 on: September 14, 2019, 07:54:50 PM »
ah theres the proof mark

you found mr kato ?. excellent
good to see you

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #162 on: September 14, 2019, 08:19:38 PM »
Managed to see the 56xx running on the Revolution stand. Beautiful model. I thought that someone into sound (I think it was Legomanbiffa) was a little rude to the designer Sam, saying “well I guess it was ok to be Chinese (!)” and then berated him about not designing in a next 18 socket.

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I would have said that a 6 pin socket is absolutely the correct call. Sonic are to be applauded for managing to keep the price of this model down to something affordable without (from what I have read and seen of the EP) compromising on the specification. To provide for a simple motor function with no directional lighting and no plug and play sound provision why on earth is a Next 18 decoder necessary? Anyone wishing to attempt a sound fit would surely remove the socket to add space and hard-wire a sound decoder anyway?

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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2019, 08:34:16 PM »
Yes Chris good to chat. It was good to have the space to stop and chat. I felt the show was so much more comfortable than my last visit many years ago - the aisles seemed wider, having all those roller-doors open kept the air fresh and cool.

I met some forum members - put faces and names to avatars and usernames - but sadly my dodgy memory can't now recall who! :-[

Bacon and sausage baps were excellent value, but disappeared before I could snap them!

I'll post more pics later...
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Re: TINGS 2019, 14-15 September
« Reply #164 on: September 14, 2019, 08:47:24 PM »
apart from the team at revolution / form moderators

those in our photo outside others apart from cameraman / tim hitch 's mate ? name omar ???

may need others to help identify mark


agree lots of space, chance to see layouts, just usual scrum and lack of politeness from the few around the trade stands
lots of fresh air, good to see robert shrives too, exhibition centre staff seemed friendly

 

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