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by CaptainClockwork
Thu Jul 21, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: General Garden Railways
Topic: Roy Wood Models - end of the line?
Replies: 1
Views: 348

Roy Wood Models - end of the line?

I just heard some quite sad news on one of the 16mm FaceBook groups - per Chris Bird (among other people), due to issues in his personal life, Roy Wood has decided to step away from his 16mm loco business. Can anyone in this group verify this? His website does not appear to have any note of this yet...
by CaptainClockwork
Thu Jun 23, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse Atlantic
Replies: 9
Views: 749

Re: Roundhouse Atlantic

Managed to get the front off and now it's back in place and not sitting at an angle. Like Keith said, I had a go at prying it off gently - it's just a push fit into the smokebox (a bit like the Accucraft Ruby). Might take it back off and put a bit of PTFE tape around, as I was a bit shocked at how ...
by CaptainClockwork
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

I was just browsing through old threads here when this one jogged my memory - sorry for the lack of updates! This order took so long to show up that I had quite forgotten about it by the time it arrived. I did indeed receive a package for this purchase (earlier this year, some months after I placed ...
by CaptainClockwork
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

In fact, I will, in a private YouTube video that I will post here, actually eat my hat if Captain Clockwork receives a live-steam engine of any type whatsoever for his £60. For the record, I hold no illusions about what I've done - for every chance that I bought a live steam loco, there are 99 othe...
by CaptainClockwork
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

... the possibility that I'll have to ask PayPal for my money back is pretty high, but what's life without a little risk? The thing for me is this: assuming it is a scam (which I confirm I do assume), it's not so much about people who can afford a one-off loss of fifty quid taking a bit of risk, bu...
by CaptainClockwork
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

Quick update: this past afternoon I received a shipment notification from the folks at hxhing.com; naturally, the tracking number they provided doesn't register literally anywhere, so this is looking more and more delightfully suspicious as time progresses.
by CaptainClockwork
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

invicta280 wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:11 pm
Lovely little loco and at a great price but I'm trying to avoid buying anything from China at present.
Definitely the wiser choice, but I thought I'd go for it for the common good. Everyone needs a bad example!
by CaptainClockwork
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Live steam at a bargain price...?
Replies: 53
Views: 15630

Re: Live steam at a bargain price...?

Hi All,

I can confirm I have been dumb enough to order one of these.
I'll document what happens here; the possibility that I'll have to ask PayPal for my money back is pretty high, but what's life without a little risk?