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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2020, 03:07:46 PM »
Moderator Comment This topic is to discuss possible effects of the coronavirus situation on model railway production. Please refrain from general speculation on the nature of the coronavirus itself.Toilet paper and other non-N-gauge-related issues can be discussed here.
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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2020, 05:45:04 PM »
A delay to model deliveries means I have more time to save to pay the balances on stuff that I've ordered from Revolution.

It may also be that, instead of being distracted by bright shiny things in boxes arriving in the post, I might actually have to go out to the shed and do some MODELLING!!

Especially as my employer has banned all employees world wide from public transport, be it plane, train, or ferry.

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2020, 05:47:54 PM »
Especially as my employer has banned all employees world wide from public transport, be it plane, train, or ferry.

How do they expect people to get to work if they don't drive, then?

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2020, 05:49:45 PM »
They are talking about travelling on business, not to and from work

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2020, 05:58:07 PM »
They are talking about travelling on business, not to and from work

Sounds like pointless tokenism then, at least as far as trains are concerned (although I can see logic in not sending people to badly-affected countries on business)

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2020, 06:01:04 PM »
As I am immuno-suppressed, and typically spend half my time on planes visiting customers. It seems to me to be a VERY good idea and not pointless tokenism.

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2020, 06:04:48 PM »
As I am immuno-suppressed, and typically spend half my time on planes visiting customers. It seems to me to be a VERY good idea and not pointless tokenism.

I wrote: Sounds like pointless tokenism then, at least as far as trains are concerned

Not sure where I mentioned planes being tokenism...

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2020, 06:15:05 PM »
As I am immuno-suppressed, and typically spend half my time on planes visiting customers. It seems to me to be a VERY good idea and not pointless tokenism.

Regards,

John P

I'm with you. My wife has a long term respiratory problem, putting her slap bang in the high risk category. People need to be more responsible for everyone's wellbeing not just their own.
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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #23 on: March 08, 2020, 10:51:04 PM »
Wash your hands. Don’t cough into people’s faces.

I wish people would do this all the time. For ever more.

It'd reduce the passing on of so many other infections.

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2020, 11:09:21 PM »
As I am immuno-suppressed, and typically spend half my time on planes visiting customers. It seems to me to be a VERY good idea and not pointless tokenism.

I wrote: Sounds like pointless tokenism then, at least as far as trains are concerned

Not sure where I mentioned planes being tokenism...

Yes if the inference is that you mustn’t travel on trains for business because you may get sick, But commuting by train every single day is still fine, that does feel a bit like tokenism...

Of course people need to make considerations for everyone else (it’s why anti-vaxxers are so dangerous!), and the idea that we’re having to tell people to wash their hands is truly laughable, but equally people in high risk groups can minimise their own risks even more effectively.

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2020, 11:36:13 PM »
Especially as my employer has banned all employees world wide from public transport, be it plane, train, or ferry.

Right, I wish I hadn't even mentioned this.  :headbutt:

What I meant to say was, as my employer has banned all business travel, and as I do a lot of that, I'll be at home a lot more for the next month or so, so I can get more modelling done.

Thanks,

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2020, 11:41:57 AM »
John I hope you can get your job objectives modified to include a bit of modelling  :)

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2020, 03:20:47 AM »
I've been thinking.. yes.. bad I know!

This Coronavirus has caused problems in the chinese factories and shipping lines are scaling back their sailings from chinese ports. Travel restrictions in China mean it is hard for the factories to get their goods to the ports.

So...

How is this affecting proposed delivery dates of new models? Will the stuff scheduled for production be put at the back of the queue or just continue but with delays?

I told you I'd been thinking!!

Cheers
Mark
The disruption to the global economy, the workforce and distribution logistics will be immense in scale, though obviously also dependent on the length of the crisis. Some factories, manufacturers may not even survive the economic impact.

Therefore there is a good chance productions schedules will get thrown out of the window and there will be a fair amount of starting over. As someone has already pointed out, manufacturers may turn to producing whatever gives the biggest bang for the buck in the first instance, and that certainly ain't going to be N-Gauge.

Despite all this I predict that within in 3-months of the all clear, the pages of the various forums will be full of threads of outrage from disgruntled modellers wailing that manufacturer A is three months late in failing to deliver model B to the schedule announced back in 2018 :P   
 

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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #28 on: March 10, 2020, 03:56:24 AM »
As I am immuno-suppressed, and typically spend half my time on planes visiting customers. It seems to me to be a VERY good idea and not pointless tokenism.

Regards,

John P

I'm with you. My wife has a long term respiratory problem, putting her slap bang in the high risk category. People need to be more responsible for everyone's wellbeing not just their own.

I had pleurisy when I was 34 and that left me with an issue that they now call tickly lung. I had it bad when we had the extension plastered.
We cancelled our holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia and got very little back. But I think we dodged a bullet.
The flight we were booked on was contaminated by a super spreader who had been to the Milan and Paris fashion shows.
The entire plane load is in quarantine in Vietnam right now.
Could have been us in  the news for all the wrong reasons.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11127369/seven-brits-positive-vietnam-flight-super-spreader-fashion-shows/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/09/british-couple-contract-virus-on-flight-from-heathrow-to-vietnam

So I'm not worried about when my models arrive. I'm just glad I didnt travel to Vietnam.
I'm posting this at an odd hour because I just found out about this story yesterday evening and can't sleep!

Bob


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Re: Coronavirus and models.
« Reply #29 on: March 10, 2020, 04:08:44 AM »
I'd say you most definitely dodged a bullet there, for sure.

We're off to Tasmania next week and are staying at the hotel in Hobart where the guy with the virus turned up for four shifts working in the restaurant!
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