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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:56 am 
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Hi guys,
I was at a trade show all weekend and when I got home on Sunday night I saw an email from Euro Rail Hobbies out in BC. I'm sure HJ and Keith know them.
It was telling me that my order of several Preiser figures had arrived. Great!
Get ready: I ordered them in 2013. That's right 2 0 1 3!!! :-o :-o
I called her today, since my credit card from then had expired ( several times over), and I couldn't keep a straight face when Jan answered. I couldn't help laughing about it and said they deserved a medal for their patience and perseverance. And she asked me if I still wanted it. I said I would hate myself if after waiting 6 years I said "Nah".
I also wanted to know if I would still be paying the price it was when I ordered it back then. I was half joking, and she said "we honor our prices". So I really couldn't believe it and was very happy that they had such a good sense of humor about that.
she explained that they'd had people waiting even longer for Preiser to make some other things for military modelers.
I told her about the issues we had with our zincrotted Kiss engines and she wasn't aware of it, but did say that dealers also have a terrible time with Kiss.
She did say, however, that MLGB is listening to their dealers now and the feedback they are getting from them. Which is nice to hear.
I also told her about the forum, and that I'd share this story with all of you.
She was really great about the whole thing. I thought I might order something else, and my daughter or perhaps when she gets married and has kids, will pay for it. Or I might have my garden layout built and operating by the time it comes and I can place it on the layout. :^


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Yeah, since they moved from Langely they are a short 100 km drive down the valley. Close enough for BC. MLGB starting to listen? I believe it once I see results. :ymdevil: :ymdevil:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:04 pm 
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Well I guess I should count myself lucky since my four back-orders with them only go back to 2016! I'm still waiting for some Preiser and MLGB items--such as the 40895 two axle weathered car that's been out for months in Europe. When I was at Sven Lindens, he also complained about Preiser, though, so I don't think there's much one can do about them. As for MLGB...I'm with HJ on that one...

BTW HJ, will be up in Vavenby this week to look at another siding job for CN--could stop by on the way down if you're around. A bit will depend how much time I have after sourcing aggregate to make subballast.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:27 pm 
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They have a shorty there already, are they going for 14000 ft?

I should be home this week, puttering around between #40 and home.

Went for a car wash this morning to find out what the original colour looks like, driving up and down to SLNC gets a bit messy as soon as the melt starts. Bad enough on the paved road but a real mess on the dirt road for the last bit.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:35 pm 
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I'll let you know if I can make it work...thanks.

As for the siding, this job adds another 8900' for a total of 15469' once they're done re-configuring the line.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:36 am 
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What's going on at MLGB? I finally got notice from Eurorail that my two axle car had been shipped...months if not almost a full year after they were shipped in Germany. He receives his orders direct from Maerklin, so I can't even blame Walthers this time. There was an admission of an issue at the factory a while back but I didn't think it would mean delays of several months. Several days I can understand, but months...? Priorities I guess...

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Schumann is busy explaining how prompt and up to date they are ..... but like in many other instances NA is sort of the backwater. :ymdevil: :ymdevil:

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:)) Backwater is right...and clearly not a priority. I'm still laughing over the video where Ron Gibson is trying to keep a straight face while justifying the vinyl stickers for the N/A Pacifics. 8-}

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