These came along before the blue and gold of Pacific National was ever dreamed of mate.
There is another, more famous, blue and gold...
I don't care what numbers there are...its not blue and gold...so I dont want one!!!I actually worked on VR trains during the blue and gold period We drove B&G B, S X, T and Y Class Whilst relaxing at home depot we actually got to sit around in B&G F Class'. We even got a treat when the B&G C Class came along!
PoathNetBot noticed a relevant update early today at http://www.tomshobbies.com.au/index.php/news . So while I wait a week or two for the ship to arrive and GM's clear customs I thought I'd amuse myself with some word games. Did you know an anagram of "Hollywood Foundry" is "wofully horny dodo".
PoathNetBot noticed a relevant update early today at http//www.tomshobbies.com.au/index.php/news . So while I wait a week or two for the ship to arrive and GM's clear customs I thought I'd amuse myself with some word games. Did you know an anagram of "Hollywood Foundry" is "wofully horny dodo". twistedD'oh, I need to setup Update Scanner for Firefox at work to monitor Bob's site, amongst others... Got a little while to wait yet, I do recall them saying they won't take the funds till they have them in their hands?
My experience is similar to your except I am fully paid up! I emailed them and then they rang back to confirm the arrival times.I suppose it was fortunate/unfortunate all at the same time that I only put a deposit on it at the time. I was thinking of paying it off a little at a time, but there wasn't much point (hindsight is always 20-20!)
I was in at Bob's last week and it was empty except for the staff not the hub of activity it used to be.
I suppose it was fortunate/unfortunate all at the same time that I only put a deposit on it at the time. I was thinking of paying it off a little at a time, but there wasn't much point (hindsight is always 20-20!)
Wow, that's no good. Hopefully things pick back up when a few of TrainO's locos and rollingstock start coming in again.
The old process of time payment EB payments is still a wary thing to do, at best a deposit to secure the model & put the coins aside until notified by the importers to pay in full as the models are arriving is really the only sensible option these days until things improve greatly. I now try to stick $15.00 a week away for models but not always successful though, stick in a separate bank account & even if only gets 0.5% interest, given the waiting time on some models, you could still get the cheaper price by means of the interest,That's what I did, just a bit larger than the minimum deposit required. I figured when they get here, I'll worry about paying for them then... I remember saying that about ING 'round here years ago, I really should've taken my own advice, that account became the new car fund, then the holiday fund... (3% isn't bad, adding in a bit of bonus interest for meeting the deposit requirement per month). In the end, they're honouring the price set when I put my deposit down, 2005 if I remember, so I'm certainly happy about that.
I have not been to Toms for over 18months & only 2 other Sydney shops in the same time, & on each occasion the same thing was evident & at least one of them is in quite a prominent position, close to the station & on a busy mall, the others also in similar but not quite as good positions. I get the impression that each of them do more from on line, & phone orders than from the shop directly.
I think its a sign of the times.
Be very wary of pre-paying for goods in anticipation of production and delivery, particularly if in full. It can be a lengthy, stressful and expensive road to recover your funds should there be a change in heart from either party prior to completionSorry, you lost me there...
My personal experience isn't relevant to Trainorama -
Got a phone call from Bob's Hobbies late this afternoon advising the GMs I had ordered had arrived and were at the shop ready for pick up.
Anybody else get a similar phone call or get them in the mail yet?
http://www.tomshobbies.com.au/ & http://www.tomshobbies.com.au/index.php/news updated 6/8 with info about GM pre-order mailout/pickup/payments.I like how they state that “those with outstanding balances on their orders will have their payment methods charged and have their models posted to them first”. What about those of us who actually paid in full back in 2005?
I like how they state that “those with outstanding balances on their orders will have their payment methods charged and have their models posted to them first”. What about those of us who actually paid in full back in 2005?They've spent your money, and want to get their hands on everyone else's ASAP...
My red and silver ANR GM24 arrived in the mail today. At last!!!!!
Seven years and eight months after ordering and paying in full.
I am pleased with the model, but were the roof fans really black? I have researched as much as I can and all the photos I can find show them red matching the body colour. On the model they look plain wrong.
My model will eventually get weathering and if I can't find any pics showing black fans they will be toned down and blended with a dirty roof.