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Cheltenham Model Centre
« on: February 20, 2020, 09:13:06 PM »
I sent them a mail Tuesday using their website and received the auto reply the mail had been received and I would be contacted by one of their team shortly.
We are now heading into Friday and no one has replied either by mail or telephone.
I wonder what their meaning of 'shortly' is? :unimpressed:

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 10:20:11 PM »
I sent them a mail Tuesday using their website and received the auto reply the mail had been received and I would be contacted by one of their team shortly.
We are now heading into Friday and no one has replied either by mail or telephone.
I wonder what their meaning of 'shortly' is? :unimpressed:

It's just bad punctuation.

It should have read "would be contacted by one of their team, Shortly."

Sounds like Shortly is on holiday though.

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 10:45:19 PM »
They are better by phone.
If you call tomorrow, they will probably say that they have sold out of Western Champion, because their phones have been so hot this week.
Poor @Newportnobby  :'(  :'(  :'(

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 01:01:04 AM »
There at Model Rail Scotland this weekend.

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 07:33:19 AM »
And they were at Milton Keynes last weekend (15 Feb 20).

I see them at a lot of exhibitions, as well as quite a few other well known model shops....
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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 09:35:20 AM »
They are better by phone.
If you call tomorrow, they will probably say that they have sold out of Western Champion, because their phones have been so hot this week.
Poor @Newportnobby  :'(  :'(  :'(

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I called them Monday morning and pre ordered one but was not entirely happy with just the phone contact so I sent them a mail confirming the phone call and asked for an order number I could quote to them in the future should anything go amiss. I'm just trying to cover all bases.
Maybe I'm being paranoid but am I paranoid enough? :uneasy: ;)

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 09:39:03 AM »
Could the company just be hectic preparing for Scotland or just not good answering and responding to your needs? Who knows

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 05:10:33 PM »
Cheltenham Model Centre unfortunately were burgled at the Coventry model railway show . This took place on Friday evening . Just dreadful , as he was the only trader to be targeted . 
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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 05:23:32 PM »
The world is a truly wicked place.

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 06:52:16 PM »
Just to add it was at the Leamington show  and on RM web
the club has put a press release that says it all.

    

Break-in at the Model Railway Exhibition at Leamington Spa. Friday 6th / Saturday 7th March 2020.
The opening of the Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society exhibition was delayed on Saturday morning as the result of a break in at the exhibition centre where the event was being staged. Intruders cut their way through the perimeter fence before forcing an entry to a building. They made off with a considerable amount of new model railway stock belonging to one of the trade stands attending the exhibition. The stolen items were loaded into building material cube bags and a larger section of the perimeter fence was then cut away to enable the bags to be dragged away to a parked vehicle on a remote track running between the grounds of the venue and the river the police believe. The raid was almost certainly pre-planned and well executed by an organised crime group from outside of the area. (Other exhibition organisers please take note).
Scenes of crime investigators attended and collected a number of items of interest left by the raiders. Police Officers are also collecting CCTV material for review from the venue and the wider local area.
The exhibition was eventually able to fully open to the public at 12:30 pm on Saturday morning and has been open as normal today, Sunday 8th March 2020 from 10:00am.
Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Society club members expressed concern that there have been a number of similar incidents across the country in the recent past but are pleased to report that on this occasion the intruders have not touched any of the models on display and no further damaged was caused.

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2020, 07:05:31 PM »
Was this event held at Warwickshire college???

The track that runs between the college and the river is gated onto the main road.

Interested in how they can say "an organised crime group from outside the area"  :uneasy:

I'd be interested in knowing what route they left and where the CCTV network on the roads lost them!!!!

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Re: Cheltenham Model Centre
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2020, 08:43:47 PM »
 :hellosign:
   Just to say pre- ordered my Western from them yesterday & today received confirmation e- mail, happy so far.
       regards Derek

 

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