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entry 4 Jan 2012, 13:00
Unfortunately the party is over and one must return to the humdrum of the real world and paid work. However the North Derbyshire continues to expand even in my absence.

I still find it quite amazing the price I can buy items from the UK compared to how much they cost here in Perth at our "premiere" model shops. For example, an n scale engine with tender costs around AU$200-220 here (DCC ready), either Farish or Dapol. For less than that I can go through Hattons in Liverpool and pickup a Farish steam engine with tender, dcc decoder and three passenger carriages, delivered to my door in around 4 days, plus the range far exceeds anything we have here locally! Someone's making money somewhere.

However it means I now have in the Glasgow engine works awaiting delivery an LMS Rebuilt Scot 4-6-0 engine with three lovely crimson lake coaches. A quick renumbering and renaming provides an apt "Sherwood Forester" from Sheffield through Chesterfield and Shirebrook.


 
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