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Discussion in 'WR Action' started by Compton castle, 25 October 2015.
Pits on route.
Many Thanks Phil
Top picture was taken last night with just the layout lights on. Fair to say it’s bright.
Laser cut pits in place from Intentio Model Railways hopefully my order from C&L won’t be to far off and we can get some track down.
Lighting options on Canton, the bottom is the warm white LeD strip lights, I will be adding some more of these and I think for most places these will suffice. Then for the Dark halls we have the super bright LED strip lights.
The first two shots are taken with a very fast shutter speed to cut out the glow.
Some rather nice castings in today from Warren Shephard, the tools will be strewn around the shed yard on Canton and the buffers are to bring 6028 up to 1961 condition when she was allocated to Cardiff.
New buffer’s in place, I much prefer the parallel buffers on a king, looks a lot more purposeful
Chimney and shed code plate next.
Claudia has done a superb job again on the ModelU figures these ones are for Canton.
Working in 4mm again today. Mortar and weathering next
6028 now proudly sports her 88A Cardiff Canton ( circa 1961 ) shed code plate
I’ve made the decision to hand lay the track on Canton, I don’t know about anyone else but it’s taking an age to get anything from C&L I’m still waiting on a box a flexi, chairs and rail ordered 7 weeks ago.
Using an old piece of flexi I’ve marked the correct sleeper spacing and used up my current stock of sleepers, A friend is picking up some exactoscale chairs for me this weekend and another order for sleepers has been placed with Intentio, the last two 400mm pits have been made up and fixed in place.
Considering non-delivery and out-of-stock started during March 2020 lockdown, it has barely improved in 18 months. When everything else is also taken into consideration, this country isn't working.
The population for Canton has expanded with newly painted shed staff, I will get a few more Civvies for the footbridge a few more kids spotting plus one or two accompanying adults.
Modelu figures painted by Claudia Everett
In my experience Larry it was an issue long before that with Mr. C & L, unfortunately I had to cancel my orders and get a refund due to lots of empty promises.
I have since found a more reliable source of point kits etc which arrive on the due date.
Fully agree with this, gave up using him before Covid. Endless string of excuses and "woe is me" stories. With so many unfortunate incidents occurring I can't help but think the proprietor's actions (or lack of) may be partly to blame.
Seemed to have very little in the way of stock at GETS last weekend and was heard to say that he didn't expect many to attend. I recall at Stafford show about 3+ years ago that he brought no 7mm track parts with him, with the explanation being that he didn't think 7mm modellers would be attending. And a show before that where I was due to collect and pay for an order. The order hadn't been put together and it wasn't available until much later in the day, and not everything available because it had already been sold.
"Organised" isn't a word I'd use for C&L.
I went to a show a few years ago to collect an order for 12 lengths of flexi track from him, as agreed by a phone call three days before the show.
On collecting the order, he gave me a box containing 10 lengths and said would I consider having the other box containing another 10 as he didn’t really want to open another box just so I could have the 2 I needed. I laughed thinking it was a joke, but he was dead serious. A very strange little chap, and I certainly won’t be dealing with him again, I stood my ground and received my complete original order.
Personally, I think his main customers are into OO/ EM / P4 , and 7mm is just a thorn in his side.
When I said "considering non-delivery and out-of-stock started during March 2020 lockdown, it has barely improved in 18 months", in fairness to C&L, I was not referring to any one specific retailer. I did, however, have one in mind! Time for another beer.
Luckily a friend of mine had two boxes of C&L flexi going spare so at least I can get going again on Westbourne Bridge and there should be enough for the midland shed project and to finish Sonning and from now on I’ll source the components else where, another friend kindly collected a pack of exactoscale chairs from
The scale 7 show on Saturday so with the ones hopefully eventually coming from C&L I’ll have enough to finish Canton as with all the pits I’ll need a few.
Is there an alternative supplier of GW normal & slide chairs?
Exactoscale do GW two bolt chairs and off the rails ( Shapeways ) do a selection of slide chairs
Modelu do GW slide chairs in 4 and 7mm scale, the easiest way to find them is to use the search feature.