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 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 12:56
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G`day Folks,

Well I have received my final delivery from Townstreet. The prize from the the Christmas competition.

Pat at Townstreet posted the prize to me from the UK as three parcels, all posted on the same day and marked 1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3. All logical and common sense.....not a problem. One would have to assume they all left UK together and arrived in Oz.....together.???

Our postal service here in Oz......Australia Post......in it`s infinite wisdom, decided to deliver each parcel separately on three separate days. Because the parcels were too big to fit in the post box, they were delivered by Australia Post Couriers in vans. Now I used to work in warehousing and have an understanding of logistics. If I were to dispatch parcels across the countryside in the same manner there would be a please explain popping up on my desk very soon afterwards. Three trips could have been condensed into one.????

These institutions think they are experts in logistics, yet the truth is they haven`t got a clue and they are wasting time, money and resources proving how inefficient they are.???......maybe it`s just me being a grumpy old man.........but is the world dumbing down.?????

Anyway Pat`s parcels arrived safe and sound and now I have a job in front of me.

This is the brick goods shed with interior platforms.





Comprehensive instructions arrived with delivery 2





Safely packed in this box is....The Basic Station Set B.S.20L, Brick Waiting Room Compl. B.S.31 and Low Relief Brick Shop, House and 2 Small Houses and the Crown Hotel




They are lovely castings but very delicate and should be handled with care. I have to read through the instructions thoroughly and get in some supplies before I have a crack at it.

These buildings are destined for my branch line stations as I feel they would put my other buildings to shame on GCJ.

Thanks again to Toto and Platform 1 for the competition and a big thanks to Pat for providing such a good prize.

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 Posted: 10 Jan 2018 13:15
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Got some of those to build myself Gormo so I'll follow you're build with interest ... er wont be long will it?

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 Posted: 11 Jan 2018 05:21
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Dear Gormo and others,
since AusPost was corporatized and run by non posties ( increasingly people who have not been in a Post Office, let alone posted something ) , who were replaced with"management experts" the place has gone downhill.
There was an interesting comment from the CEO of Ports Australia on ABC TV yesterday wherein he asserts that MBAs are a useless qualification that lacks hands on training .
This could also be said for a number of other degrees, good idea in themselves but lacking actual real world learning and experience as part of the degree, so good intentions fail.
Hope your Goods Shed turns out well Gormo, we will all follow your comments with keen interest,
best wishes and regards,
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 Posted: 11 Jan 2018 11:50
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Hey Gormo....do not become despondent...you are not becoming a grumpy old man but like me you just wonder when postal efficiency and service here went out the door.

Just got my speed recorder from the USA and am  really looking forward to being able to speed match all my DCC locos.  But the real issue is one day from New Jersey to JFK then one day to Tokyo then one day to Sydney where it was entrusted to A Post on 1 Jan.  Got here on 10 Jan in my letter box even though it was USA Postal First Class, must have Signature, etc.

We will press on regardless.

Cheers

and happy modelling

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 Posted: 11 Jan 2018 20:44
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Thanks Guys,

Ian I have to get some Humbrol supplies, maybe today, so shouldn`t be too long before we kick off.

Thanks Echidna for the insight.....that explains quite a few things and unfortunately , it`s the way we are heading in a lot of services these days. Everything run by accountants and University graduates.

Richard I am no longer despondent. I walked out the back door onto the deck, punched myself in the mouth, jumped into the air and rotated 180 degrees and walked back inside.
 Aaaaahhh!!!...that feels better.

The system will never be perfect so must learn to work with it I suppose....:scratchchin:

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