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O, what have I gotten myself into...
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 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 08:08
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A parcel was on my door step this afternoon, all the way from Tasmania...

Approximately 12 days ago I purchased myself some O gauge models. I guess I would call these models 'sight insurance', for later in life ! This parcel consisted of 4 wagons, two ready to run, one incomplete and another as a kit. Whilst discussing this, I was asked if I was interested in a loco kit...?? I asked about the kit and was told it was a Connoisseur Models Starter Kit, complete with Slaters wheels and a Mashima 1833 motor and 40:1 gears, another words, a complete kit, ready to be built. We talked about a price including postage cost for the lot, and a deal was struck ! Lets just say I saved over £60.00 on the loco kit alone and got the wagons for under £11.00 each......

So, this is what I received...



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Kit for building...



Ready to run...



Another ready to run...



This 7 plank open wagon is the incomplete model, but all bits an' bobs are there with it.



The loco kit..., the container holds the motor, gear box and wheel set.



The instructions or as Toto calls them, the destructions...



A little hand book to read before tackling any soldering...



All this will be put away for a later date. I have been keeping my eye on Toto's new adventure into O gauge kit building, as well as Rob's (Pulham) comprehensive loco and rolling stock builds, as I believe these threads will be an asset in the coming future...

Now, I better get back to my HO and OO scale modelling... ;)

Cheers, Gary.



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Great idea, the trouble is, by the time you need to use them, you would have forgotten where you have put them. :mutley2:

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:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:

Cheers, Gary.



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 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 08:30
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Not a bad little haul ...... now you are hooked .:avatar:



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Toto wrote: Not a bad little haul ...... now you are hooked .:avatar:
Nah, not yet. To me it's all a hobby, regardless of size. But I shall have an O gauge layout to exhibit when you come down under !

Cheers, Gary.



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 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 09:17
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O(h) dear!

Now you've got to resist the urge to build the loco kit and finish off the wagons...............................................


then you'll need a bit of track for them.................................................


then if you bought a couple of points....................................................


you could start a plank :lol:



Ed
(Currently trying to figure out how to change a OO shunting puzzle plank into a O-16.5 micro layout)


PS Didn't you buy some O gauge stuff ages ago Gary.

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:scratchchin:.....so when is that Gary / Toto..??????

Nice stuff there Gary ..........good idea planning for your senior years upgrade....:avatar::avatar::avatar:

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Ed, I did buy some O gauge Lima models a few years ago, a 4F with wagons and circle of track, then I purchased a Lima Class 33. The 33 needs some work, but it ain't a bad looking model, but not in the league of the lastest models...

Gormo, you could call this haul the 'retirement plan' or as I mentioned earlier, 'sight insurance' ! You know that I have to look after myself now !! :mrgreen:

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Gary wrote: Ed, I did buy some O gauge Lima models a few years ago, a 4F with wagons and circle of track, then I purchased a Lima Class 33. The 33 needs some work, but it ain't a bad looking model, but not in the league of the lastest models...


That's good, at least me memory ain't gone yet :mutley2:


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oh oh the toe's in the water they're not gonna let you go now they can be sneaky .....

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Boiiing, Boiiing! another Aussie 'Rubber Gauger' is born! Is it like the 'Aussie Flu?', catching on fast over here???:mutley2::mutley2::mutley2:

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I reckon June 2019. The wheels are in motion ....... business class out of Edinburgh to Sydney ( I need a bed for the flight ). I'm not roughing it with the steerage. :avatar:
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SMR Chris strikes again :mutley2:

Don't forget to order 3 link couplings - we know how much you love em :avatar:

3 Nellies to be built then

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paul_l wrote:

3 Nellies to be built then

Perhaps you ought to all build them together as a Platform 1 project?



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What you trying to say - 3 Nellies together :avatar:

At the speed Gary works at Toto and I will be still taking the frets out of the bag as Gary enters the paint shop :avatar:

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