Penlowry

Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Correcting the 2017 errors

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There’s definitely two I know about and there may be more…

Firstly, I said the other day that a company had cancelled production of a particular liveried vehicle I had ordered. This turned out to be cobblers.

Basically the saga was that I’d ordered the new Dapol flying banana ages ago, and then got an email the other day from my chosen ex-Liverpudlian supplier to say that the manufacturer had cancelled the model and so my order was cancelled. I checked online and sure enough the models that were pre-order had disappeared and my order had been cancelled. Two days later I got the round robin email newsletter saying the one I’d ordered was now in stock. I therefore rang said Widnes based supplier and they didn’t know what had happened either but gladly fulfilled my order so I suspect an over enthusiastic sales team (or non-sales team to be more accurate) member had made what is known as an “administrational error”.

Secondly in a post back in March I said the Patriarch’s Duke model was a K’s kit. I had a feeling at the time that wasn’t right. And I was right. His Bulldog is a K’s but the Duke is the much superior Mallard Models kit. It still can’t pull the skin off a rice pudding though so may require some serious weight added to give it some better umpty before it goes into service on the Cambrian.

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Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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