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pjti




PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:39 am

G Scale SAD is more like it these days.

Figured out a good acronym for LGB , wanna hear it ?

Lets Go Broke. Geddit ?

Well to be serious it is a shame what's happened but people are losing jobs and homes and stuff, far more serious things in life to get fired up about. And my savings/investments have been decimated and woss wuss is that teh is getting stronger again BAH no more bargains.
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:54 am

Good to see the NO SMOKING light is still on pjti, keep the faith.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:44 am

Yes Patrick......Keep it up.

My last fag was September 4th 2001. Never touched one since. That's why I have some nice steam engines.

Just think that stopping smoking 20 a day means you can buy a decent small live steam engine in 3 months.
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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:24 am

well done! Its my wifes birthday today and also 2 years since i stopped a 40 a day habit

Mikey
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:34 am

Cor , thanks mates. A big kiss to mikey's wife too.
I love you



8 weeks tomorrow = 8 x 7 x 3.10 euro = 173.6 - NOT enough for my Piko railbus @ 228, however if we use Irish prices 8x7x6.1 = 341.60, ah I NOW have an operating surplus.) Ok then 341 = 382 at current rate but using 1.5 to 1 ( when it gets strong again) = 511 GBPs already .
So 511 - 219 ( purchase price) leaves nearly 300 left over.



Thats how I explained my railbus purchase to the wife. I think I fooled myself too.
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:49 am

It's not just the cost of a packet of cigs that you need to add up.

Macthes, lighters (and fuel) sundries and all time spent and associated with smoking that could otherwise have possibly been spent doing something else.
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:11 pm

carl hibbs wrote:
It's not just the cost of a packet of cigs that you need to add up.

Macthes, lighters (and fuel) sundries and all time spent and associated with smoking that could otherwise have possibly been spent doing something else.

And the smell, I can't stand being in a lift with some who has smoked, I used to smell that bad.
The ceilings in our house turned out to be white not creamy yellow
I was on 40+ a day, had to get up early in the morning to get em all in!
Mind I do like walking behind smokers in the street, gonna get into trouble one of these days.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:15 pm

Patrick, just round it up to E1000!

And well done from me too on your no-smoking campaign. I've never smoked, but it took me a year to lose 4 stones in weight, so I know what it feels like when an ongoing lifestyle change is embarked upon. More power to you mate!

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Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:33 pm

Most notable is that I stopped 1 week before the xmas holidays with MIL in Benidorm, oooooh that WAS a hard time, but I stuck it. Dropped some fags off at my mates the other day and he was puffing away while I was at his house. My clothes stank, Dad said " you've been smokin again", I was so pleased that I could say " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I haven't ". I did have a coffee tho'.

Now I need to stop eating for 8 weeks

CGT Compo Time Again


Please complete the following in the style of a GSS "expert" in less than 25 words.

I think Marklin .........................





lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:05 pm

Another Ex gasser here.

I stopped to save money.

Funny how it never works out like that.

pjti......What is a GSS "expert"?
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:30 pm

John,

See the thread re Marklin on the G Scale Sad forum , oh sorry you were kicked off, never mind it's the same ole, same ole, nothing new to talk about. All very boring these days. (Except the fighting).

The "experts" are those that know just where Marklin went wrong......and try to add the Chinese into the equation, and of course the Lets Go Broke fans are being tearful too, it has even been said that they should have done what Hornby have done and sold "cheap chinese" versions. Errrrrr 'scuse me !!! I'll get me coat.
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:06 pm

Patrick, with 8 weeks on the clock you must over the worst of the withdrawl symptoms.
Staring to feel anti smoking is a good sign.

Watch out for those vunerable...on the terrace-in the evening sun-after a meal-with a large glass of wine moments. I get them occassionally even now.

But by the time we get any sustained sunshine, smoking should be distant memory. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:13 pm

pjti,

GSS = G Scale Sad. OK I'm with you now.

Sad indeed.
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:04 am

Anyway ... back to Marklin Wink

Although Marklin's stand at Nurnburg Toy Fair was supposedly unstaffed, the stand must have still been there, 'cos the new 2009 LGB models were on display, not just the already available items.

Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:38 am

As I was saying at 8 weeks you should be over the worst BUT beware of letting your guard down Smile
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:52 am

There is some good coverage of Nuremburg on RailTV and Jack Treves does briefly mention the Marklin financial issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:41 pm

Blo*oming heck the Large scale central lot are entertaining, with my crap spelling and inability to string setances together I would be taken round the back and shot, what a load of cr@p.

Like Carl says projects is whats required not pointless debate.
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PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:06 pm

I'm going to be starting a new project very soon.

A small Regner steam loco kit that I've had in a box for a while.

Photos and details to follow.
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clive_t



Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:41 pm

I too am in the middle of a mini-project - involving figures, with 3 hands! A wind-up, perhaps? Wait and see....

_________________
Cheers,

Clive

Fat Controller of the S&CGR

http://www.scampington-chipside.co.uk
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:53 pm

clive_t wrote:
I too am in the middle of a mini-project - involving figures, with 3 hands! A wind-up, perhaps? Wait and see....

"which ever way I fall I stand" something with a Manx theme Clive ?

or maybe a small horse ?

Patrick
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Paul Stainz Holt



Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Marklin   Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:55 pm

MzB wrote:
Anyway ... back to Marklin Wink

Although Marklin's stand at Nurnburg Toy Fair was supposedly unstaffed, the stand must have still been there, 'cos the new 2009 LGB models were on display, not just the already available items.

Smile

Production of LGB at Gyor in Hungary continues.........
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